U.S. News & World Report Rates Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center Among Top Florida Hospitals

Lakeland, FL – The trusted consumer resource and publication U.S. News & World Report named Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center among its top Florida hospitals as part of its annual Best Hospital Rankings, released today. Out of 269 Florida hospitals listed in the Best Regional Hospital listing, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center earned a spot […]

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Elaine C. Thompson Shares Plans for Retirement; Lakeland Regional Health’s Next President/CEO Is Named

Lakeland, FL – Laura Hawley, Chairperson of the Lakeland Regional Health Board of Directors, announced today Lakeland Regional Health President/CEO Elaine C. Thompson’s decision to retire on December 31, 2020, at the end of her current contract. In a letter to the Board of Directors on February 25, Dr. Thompson stated, “After careful consideration, I have come […]

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Forbes Names Lakeland Regional Health To Its List of Best Places to Work in Florida

Lakeland, FL – The trusted business resource and publication Forbes named Lakeland Regional Health to its list of Best Employers in Florida. “Every day, our managers and their team members create a powerfully engaging and diverse work environment at Lakeland Regional Health,” said Elaine C. Thompson, PhD, FACHE, Lakeland Regional Health President and CEO. “We […]

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Chest Pain Center Earns Polk County’s Only Accreditation With Primary PCI and Resuscitation

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center once again earns a prestigious three-year  accreditation for its Chest Pain Center from the American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services. This is the first time the accreditation distinguishes the Medical Center as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation, proving exceptional competency in treating patients […]

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LRH Medical Center’s Electrophysiology Lab Earns Prestigious Three-Year Accreditation

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center earns a prestigious three-year accreditation for Cardiac Electrophysiology from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. The accreditation is for both Testing/Ablation and Device Implantation. “We are pleased to be able to offer such a high level of heart care at the region’s most established Cardiovascular Institute,” said Timothy J. […]

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Lakeland Regional Health Goes Blue For Child Abuse Prevention Month

Lakeland, FL – Every one of us shares a responsibility for the well-being of children and families in and around Polk County. Because April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, it’s the perfect time to help each other understand that simple actions can make a big impact to help families and their community thrive. Lakeland […]

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Lakeland Regional Health Honored With National Work-Life Balance Award

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is one of two winners of the Excellence in Work-Life Balance Award, presented annually by Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP. “We are honored to accept the Excellence in Work-Life Balance Award on behalf of our team. At Lakeland Regional Health, we create an environment that encourages and teaches […]

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LRH Oncology Program One of 24 in U.S. to Earn Outstanding Achievement Award from Commission on Cancer

Lakeland, FL – DeAnne Abell wasn’t sure how to feel when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 32. After facing side effects from her first chemotherapy treatment, the mother of five began to wonder what kind of legacy she needed to leave behind for her younger children. “At that point, I actually started […]

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