New hospital rankings released by US News and World Report this morning contained mixed news for Lakeland Regional Health: The hospital dropped from 11th in Florida last year to 23rd this year, but it was lauded as highly performing in three areas. More
Lakeland Regional Health and its trauma center is the largest in the nation without a teaching program, a hospital official says. That could change under legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson that would close what’s being called a Medicare glitch that is keeping the University of Central Florida from supplying residents to LRH.
Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center is one of at least 11 hospitals in the U.S. that would be given a path to establish a residency program under legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Bill Nelson, D-Florida.
More than 5,200 county utility customers near C.R. 540A between U.S. 98 and Florida Avenue are being asked to use bottled water or boil water before using it for drinking or cooking. The precautionary boil water notice will last until water sampling analysis is completed in an estimated 48 hours. More
Excessive phosphorus and nitrogen levels in Lakes Hollingsworth, Bonny, Hunter, Parker and Crystal can lead to algae blooms and fish kills, state officials say. The city of Lakeland says it doesn’t have funds in its storm water account to upgrade the lakes and is looking into increasing its storm water fees.