LakelandMom.com’s April Mucci took an advance tour of Lakeland Regional Health’s Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women & Children, which opens next week, and shares a parent’s perspective on the eight-floor facility.
Jay Care Medical Center (web), a five-clinic practice based in Lakeland, and its affiliate, Parkview Medical Group, have been acquired by Palm Medical Centers (web), a Miami-based company associated with private equity firm MBF Healthcare Partners, Tampa Bay Business Journal reports. “Jay Care will serve as the foundation for our growth strategy in Central Florida as we continue to partner with other providers and leverage our experience in the managed care space,” Palm Medical Centers CEO Juan Ortiz said in a statement.
Steven G. Achinger, a nephrologist at Watson Clinic since 2009, has been named the organization’s managing partner. Achinger, 45, replaces Dr. Luis Saco, who resigned in December from the position that oversees management and business strategy for the 220-member physician group.
Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration has denied a license application for Oakbridge Health Care Center, part of the for-profit nursing-home chain Consulate Health. Consulate is appealing the denial, and will reportedly shut Oakbridge if the appeal fails.
Daniel Leviten, who built a solo pediatrics practice into a seven-physician operation, is retiring at what a partner calls a “young” 67.
Florida Hospital has disclosed it plans to build a free-standing emergency room on 104 acres it recently purchased for $14.5 million just west of Florida Polytechnic University.