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Tuesday, April 23 2013

Hospital Week: Celebrating Our Team and the Future


Lakeland Regional will celebrate Hospital Week on April 29-May 5, celebrating the history, technology, and future plans of our health system.  Most of all, this week is about recognizing our team members – whose collective efforts are advancing patient care.  

I am proud of our staff’s recent accomplishments to improve hospital-based quality outcomes, digitize electronic health records, and drastically reduce ER wait times. As a result of these efforts, our patients have access to the best healthcare options – not just for today – but for the future.

As your community hospital, our commitment remains to invest in the latest technologies and treatments across every service line. We are proud to bring you state-of-the-art innovations like the area’s first hybrid operating room, a fully automated lab system, advancements in radiology and more.  We are also excited to move forward with the first phases of a recently announced, multi-year master facility plan, which will allow our team to continue to transform and improve patient care, as we move forward on our journey to become a teaching hospital.  

This Hospital Week, we re-state our commitment to you – to deliver exceptional care, offer the latest treatments, bring greater access to primary care, and become one of the best hospitals in the nation.  On behalf of the LRHS Board of Directors and CEO Elaine Thompson, PhD, thank you for your support in this journey to improve patient and family care for this community and beyond.


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Bruce A. Kottke MD ,PhD,FACC
May 28, 12:55 PM

I am working with Dr. Daniel Haight to develop an NIH (PCORI) grant application that will improve the care of indigent Polk county diabetics and thus reduce their ER visits,and hospitalizations to reduce the cost of un reimbursed hospital care. It will also provide an opportunity for medical trainees to participate in patient-centered outcome research when your residency programs begin.

Duane Mitchell
Apr 23, 4:16 PM

It is wonderful to see our organization doing everything possible to increase the number of Primary Care Physicians in our area for our community. I’m very excited to be apart of an orginization that is transforming the Healthcare delivery system.

Matthew Malin
Apr 23, 12:52 PM

I am certainly proud to work for a company that strives to do its best and never stops progressing!

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