A rezoning request that goes to the City Commission today would allow five- to six-story buildings in a nearly 19-acre area on the Watson Clinic main campus. More
Our tour of Lakeland establishments that offer healthy food choices continues with Red Door Lakeland.
Unique and charming, the Red Door restaurant, 733 E. Palmetto St., is situated in the Lake Morton historic district across from the public library and the Polk Museum of Art. Tastefully decorated, the restaurant boasts a spacious and inviting covered porch and a patio in addition to its indoor dining room. More
Kelli Stargel, a Republican state senator from Lakeland, has filed a bill requiring consent from parents or guardians for minors seeking an abortion. The current law requires notification, but not consent.
Lakeland is blessed with a wide variety of establishments that offer healthy food choices. In this new series, we will be sampling examples from our health food stores, restaurants, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and more. Our first stop is Anthony’s Health Hut and Restaurant at 5329 S. Florida Ave. in the Lakeland South Center. More
While the Hospital Corporation of America sees an opportunity to hop into the local health-care market by building Polk County’s first free-standing emergency room, some residents say the planned site on South Florida Avenue signals danger for their quiet neighborhood. More
- In south Lakeland, a small freestanding emergency room on Florida Avenue planned by HCA.
- In northeast Lakeland, a slightly larger freestanding emergency room just west of Florida Polytechnic University planned by Adventist.
- North of downtown, Lakeland Regional Health’s massive emergency department with its pediatric ER and a trauma center.
An environmental permit application shows a free-standing, 10,920-square-foot emergency room is planned on South Florida Avenue across from Merchants Walk, Tampa Bay Business Journal reports. The 1.71 acres between Pinellas Street and Eastway Drive have been purchased by Zack 1030 LLC of Nashville.
NOTE: An earlier version of this summary incorrectly indicated that the facility was associated with Lakeland Regional Health.
A $25 million skilled nursing center planned for north Lakeland’s Lake Gibson Village is a “pivotal piece” in “building out the entire continuum of care” for senior residents, CEO Renee Tucker said. The facility on nine acres purchased by Greystone Healthcare Management of Tampa is expected to open in 2020. More
The LHS Dreadnaughts pulled a move from the University of Iowa playbook. At home games, the crowd at Bryant Stadium pauses to wave lighted cellphones toward children and teens watching from the new pediatrics wing at Lakeland Regional Health. Team members also visit young hospital patients on game day.