Facing financial challenges, Lakeland Regional Health has asked the city of Lakeland to forego planned rent increases through 2025. If city commissioners approve the request, it would mean a $48.6 million revenue reduction over the next few years for the city and a possible property tax increase for residents.
Elaine C. Thompson, who has been the chief executive at Lakeland Regional Health since 2010, is retiring at the end of next year and will be replaced by Danielle Drummond, currently the hospital’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. More
Lakelanders with busy schedules don’t have to look far to find a nearby center where they can get same-day health care. There are currently at least nine urgent care centers in Lakeland, including one, MedExpress, that hosted a grand opening earlier this month at 3700 U.S. 98 N. And Watson Clinic has announced it will break ground next month on an urgent care center at its Oakbridge location. More
Hollie Hepler of Lakeland was born without a uterus, but she fulfilled her dream of having a baby when her sister-in-law, PJ Willis of Gainesville, volunteered to help. In a procedure overseen by a Colorado fertility doctor, PJ carried the fetus created by uniting Hollie’s egg and her husband Joe’s sperm. The Heplers’ son, Jarrell Clayton Hepler, was born healthy last week, weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces, ABC’s Good Morning America reported.
Our tour of Lakeland establishments that offer healthy food choices continues with a visit to the Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market, operating on Saturdays on Kentucky Avenue between the railroad tracks and Oak Street. More
That process, established more than 45 years ago, has protected the market for Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, ensuring it is the only general hospital in the community. More
Our tour of Lakeland establishments that offer healthy food choices continues with a visit to Cafe Roti, an Indian-Pakistani restaurant at 116 S. Tennessee Ave.
Dr. Saqib B. Khan, founder and owner of Café Roti, opened his restaurant in 2003 at first in North Lakeland near Lakeland Regional Health hospital. The critical care, pain medicine, and anesthesiology practicing physician is passionate about food, particularly Indian-Pakistani cuisine. More
In an interview by Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar, Lakeland Regional Health CEO Elaine Thompson celebrated gains made in emergency, women’s and children’s services, and described how the hospital will respond to a one-star (out of five) rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.