Lakeland Regional Health Confirms Nurse Practitioner Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lakeland, FL – On the evening of March 31, 2020, the Florida Department of Health notified Lakeland Regional Health that an employed Nurse Practitioner tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. The provider is doing well, recovering at home in isolation, and thankful for the support received. Lakeland Regional Health has notified a small number of patients […]

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COVID-19 Press Conference

Media Advisory Lakeland, FL – We were notified by the Florida Department of Health this morning of a COVID-19 positive presumptive result for an 88-year-old male under our care who is in stable condition. The Department of Health will notify exposed individuals in the community and investigate the possible source of the infection while providing […]

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LRH and City of Lakeland Team Up To Enhance Behavioral Health Services for Community

New Center for Behavioral Health & Wellness Set to Open in 2021 Lakeland, FL – The City of Lakeland and Lakeland Regional Health are pleased to announce today an unprecedented investment in our community aimed to lift up those with behavioral health needs and help lessen their distress and challenges. Good behavioral health means a […]

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Two-Day Menu for Heart-Healthy Eating

  By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic News Network Do you want to adopt a heart-healthy diet, but aren’t sure where to start? Heart-healthy eating doesn’t have to be difficult. Use these menus provided by Mayo Clinic Staff to get started. One way to begin is to create a daily meal plan that emphasizes vegetables, fruits and whole […]

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Polk’s Only Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Facility Achieves Prestigious Accreditation Status

Lakeland, FL – When your loved one has a stroke or suffers multiple injuries in a motor vehicle accident, having a high-quality inpatient physical rehabilitation center nearby can make all the difference in recovery. As Polk County’s only inpatient acute physical rehabilitation facility, the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine is pleased to announce it […]

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Florida Hospital Association Names Tammy Caldwell Florida’s Caregiver of the Year

Lakeland, FL – Tammy Caldwell, Recreation Therapy Assistant at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, is Florida’s Caregiver of the Year, announced by the Florida Hospital Association during its annual Awards Dinner tonight. Ms. Caldwell started her healthcare career in Housekeeping at Palmview Hospital in 1987. Someone suggested to her that she would excel in Behavioral […]

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Becker’s Hospital Review: Caroline Gay a Rising Star

Lakeland, FL – Caroline Gay, FHFMA, is one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s Rising Stars: 66 Healthcare Leaders Under 40, according to a just-released list by the well-respected healthcare publication. Ms. Gay serves as Chief Population Health Officer and Chief Analytics Officer for Lakeland Regional Health. According to Becker’s Hospital Review, “Individuals on this list have […]

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Lakeland Regional Health First in Florida And 10th in the World to Achieve Analytics Milestone

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health earned two prestigious national honors for its leading-edge technology initiatives that assist with delivering the best outcomes and safest care to patients and their families. After a rigorous onsite validation this week, Lakeland Regional Health is one of only 10 health systems around the world and the first in […]

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