Lexington Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Development Manager, Tony Payne

December 22, 2008

WEST COLUMBIA, SC – December 22, 2008 – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce Tony Payne has joined the Lexington Medical Center Foundation staff as its Development Manager.

Mr. Payne has extensive experience working in development for hospitals and health care organizations.   He comes to Lexington Medical Center from Spartanburg Regional Medical Center where he served as a development officer.  Previously, he worked for the Piedmont chapter of the American Red Cross in Spartanburg as the Director of Public Support.  In that role, Payne supervised Red Cross fundraising, communications and volunteerism for Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties.

Mr. Payne enjoys working in development for health care organizations.  “You’re investing in the health of your community,” he said.  “Your investment helps the community.”

Mr. Payne is a graduate of the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg where he earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on journalism and speech.  He also served in the United States Marines for 14 years, including four years of active duty and ten years in the reserves.

“Tony brings more than ten years of solid fundraising experience to the Lexington Medical Center Foundation,” said Anthony Meyer, executive director of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation.  “He will do an outstanding job as we work to increase our annual giving in the Founders and Gold Founders programs, the Ambassador program, the new grateful patient program and the vendor solicitation program.”

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.  The network also includes the largest extended care facility in the state, an occupational health center and physician practices.  At its heart is the 384-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, “Best Hospital” by readers of The State nine years in a row, “Best Hospital” by readers of The Free Times and “Best Place to Have a Baby” by readers of Palmetto Parent. 

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