The ShopTalk program, focusing on men of color, offers health screenings and information about preventive care.
Swedish construction firm Skanska is building the $109 million, 302-bed hospital which is scheduled to open in 2026.
Lakeland has a limited number of urologists who offer the procedure, which has increased in popularity since the reversal of Roe v. Wade.
The U.S. Justice Department said LRH made “improper donations” in order to receive matching funds from the Medicaid program.
An exception was written into the law, but the mother said Lakeland Regional Health’s legal team “gathered … that the mother’s life has to be affected.”
The initiative is a joint effort by the Polk County Health Department and the League of Women Voters.
The previous managing partner, Dr. Steven Achinger, chose not to seek the position again, a clinic spokeswoman said.
Construction starts early next year on the facility, which will have access from South Florida Avenue and County Road 540A.
Polk State College is getting a boost to its nursing program, with Florida-based AdventHealth donating $1.7 million to the program
Orlando Health hasn’t even broken ground yet on its Lakeland Highlands hospital location, but officials have already doubled plans for the facility.