HOSPITAL: The expected demise of certificates of need for Florida hospitals contributed to Lakeland Regional Health’s decision to affiliate with Orlando Health, CEO Elaine Thompson tells city commissioners.

TRAVEL BAN: A grass-roots group protests President Trump’s immigration order at Rep. Dennis Ross’ Lakeland office, and a doctoral student with roots in Syria expresses dismay that the order prevents an elderly aunt from joining her family in Lakeland.

Source: The Ledger

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