In the next few weeks, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center’s Behavioral Health unit will leave two cramped spaces in a building that is more than 50 years old and move into a new, $46 million facility filled with natural light, artwork, special in-patient units, and multiple courtyards.
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Hospital Launching a Residency Program With First Students Arriving in 2023
Lakeland Regional Health’s quest to become a teaching hospital will soon become a reality with the first students expected to start on July 1, 2023, hospital CEO Danielle Drummond announced at today’s Lakeland City Commission meeting.
Lakeland Woman’s Invention Helps Families Deal With Grief of Stillbirths
Lakeland Regional Health now has a Caring Cradle, an invention by a Lakeland woman designed to assist families grieving over a stillbirth or the death of a newborn.
Does Hospital’s Dip in COVID Patients Portend a Peak or a Plateau?
The staff at Lakeland Regional Health is anxiously waiting to see if the past week’s retreat from record high numbers of COVID-19 patients signals a peak in the current surge or just a momentary blip, a hospital vice president told city commissioners this morning.
Health Leaders Seek to Overcome Racial Health Disparities
A few years ago, when Vivian Calloway had a life-threatening allergic reaction to something she ate, she was lucky to be at a church breakfast, surrounded by friends and medical professionals. “We were all eating and all of a sudden, I could feel my body swelling up,” said the 64-year-old Lakeland resident. “I couldn’t swallow.”
LRH Plans Ambulatory Care Site at I-4 and Kathleen Road
Lakeland Regional Health is expanding into northwest Lakeland, announcing plans to open an ambulatory care center on 20 acres at I-4 and Kathleen Road in 2023 to serve northern Polk County.
LRH Plans Mental Health Facility, Expanded Services
Lakeland Regional Health is hoping to move quickly on a new behavioral health facility just south of the main hospital campus, expanding and centralizing services it says are integral to the mental health of the community.
LRH Top Exec Thompson Retiring Next Year; Successor Named
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.
Lakeland Regional Drops in U.S. News Ranking
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.
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Reporter Clifford Parody explores the rise in heroin use in Polk, particularly in Lakeland, as drug users switch from pills, and a Lakeland ex-addict tells him, “I’ve seen people get shot over a dime bag.” Thirty years ago, A Lakeland family’s faith led surgeon Ben Carson to perform an operation that he considered hopeless but ultimately […]