(L - R: Augsberger, SCHA CEO Thornton Kirby)

A New Leader

(L - R: Augsberger, SCHA CEO Thornton Kirby)

Lexington Medical Center CEO Tod Augsburger is the New Board Chair of SCHA

(L - R: Augsberger, SCHA CEO Thornton Kirby)

Tod Augsburger, President and CEO of Lexington Medical Center since 2015, became the new board chair of SCHA last week at the Association’s Annual Meeting. Augsburger takes the reins from the outgoing chair, MUSC CEO Pat Cawley, MD, and will serve a one-year term until the 2020 SCHA Annual Meeting. 

Augsburger has extensive senior experience in health care leadership in the Midlands and around the country. Before serving as President and CEO of Lexington Medical Center, he was the hospital’s senior vice president and chief operating officer for 16 years. Previously, Mr. Augsburger worked at the Ohio Health System in Columbus, Ohio as corporate vice president of integration, vice president of clinical ancillary services and vice president of operations.

Augsburger received a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan in 1989 and a Bachelor of Science in finance from Michigan State University in 1985. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and received the “South Carolina Healthcare Executive of the Year” award in 2003 from the South Carolina Hospital Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

The new board chair is married with two children and lives in Lexington.