Source: ABC Action News
Lakeland Community Garden Planned in Eaton Park
A conversation about healthy eating led Lakeland residents Savannah Vrana and Rosaline Cabrera to start The Backyard, a non-profit community garden where members will be able to grow their own organic food.
5 Lakes Fail to Meet State Water Quality Standards
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. Source: Bay News 9
Construction Shifts LRH “A” Parking to Garage
Starting Friday, the “A” parking lot south of Lakeland Regional Health and the “A” entrance facing Lakeland Hills Boulevard will close as construction continues on the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children.
Lakeland Regional Health, Orlando Health Systems Plan Affiliation
Both non-profit organizations would maintain control over their assets, under the proposed affiliation. No exchange of money is planned. See a fact sheet, Also: Orlando Sentinel coverage Source: The Ledger
Lakeland Regional Health Program Trains Disabled Interns
Source: Bay News 9
Lakeland Regional Had Nation’s Most ER Visits in 2016
At 217,208 visits, Lakeland’s hospital topped second-place Parkland in Dallas by nearly 46,000. Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Lakeland Regional’s 8-Story Addition Reaches Halfway Mark
The $275 million Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children is scheduled to open in April 2018. Source: Bay News 9
Jean Wright Built Two Home Health Businesses
The Lakeland resident trained to become a visiting nurse and now owns the 100-employee Action Home Care and Assurance Home Care, which oversees 50 independent contractors. Source: The Ledger
Commission Aims for Medical Marijuana Rules in April
Medical marijuana dispensaries will not be allowed in Lakeland until at least April to give city officials time to draft and approve land-use rules for the facilities, city commissioners decided today in a 6-0 vote.