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Published on April 3rd, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Jan Burt Is New Chair of Lexington County Health Services District Board of Directors

West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that Jan Burt is the new chair of the Lexington County Health Services District board of directors. Appointed by board members at their meeting, Mrs. Burt will lead the 21-member board of Lexington Medical Center for the next year.


Jan Burt

A lifelong Lexington County resident, Mrs. Burt is senior vice president and city executive of the Cayce/West Columbia area for First Citizens Bank. She has an extensive community leadership background and more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry.

Mrs. Burt has been a member of the hospital’s board since 2007. Prior to her appointment as chair, she served as board vice chair, the vice chair of the Finance Committee and the chair of the Audit Committee.

In addition to her work with Lexington Medical Center, Mrs. Burt is a recent past chair of the Cultural Council of the Arts for Richland and Lexington counties. She also currently serves on the Midlands Citizens Committee on Judicial Qualifications, Foundation for the SC Commission for the Blind, and Women in Philanthropy.

Mrs. Burt is passionate about serving the community that she calls home. At Lexington Medical Center, she’s proud of the hospital’s innovative programs and services such as the growth of the Duke-affiliated cardiovascular and oncology care programs, and the successful implementation of an electronic health records system.

“I’m honored to serve as the chair of the Lexington Medical Center board of directors,” Mrs. Burt said. “I look forward to working with the board and hospital administration on opportunities to enhance the medical services that will meet the health care needs of our growing community in this ever-changing health care environment.”

Mrs. Burt graduated from the University of South Carolina and the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University. She and her husband, Mark, live in Cayce, and have three sons.

At their February meeting, members of the board also elected Richard Westbrook as vice chair and Dr. Tripp Jones as secretary. Mr. Westbrook is a vice president at South Carolina Bank and Trust in Columbia. Dr. Jones is a retired oncologist.

The Lexington County Health Services District board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month inside the board conference room located inside Lexington Medical Park 1 on the hospital campus.

About Lexington Medical Center

Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 6,000 health care professionals. The network also includes comprehensive cardiovascular and oncology care affiliated with Duke Medicine, an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas and more than 60 physician practices. At its heart is the 414-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center has won “Best Hospital” by readers of The State for 12 years, “Best Hospital” by readers of the Free Times, “Best Place to Have a Baby” by readers of Palmetto Parent, the “Consumer Choice Award” from the National Research Corporation and the prestigious “Summit Award” from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction. Visit

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