Fast Facts

  • Lakeland Regional Health’s history goes back more than 100 years.
  • Morrell Memorial Hospital was established in 1916 with 65 beds and 24 employees.
  • A new facility was built in 1959 and renamed Lakeland General Hospital.
  • In 2015, the health system was renamed Lakeland Regional Health. It is the fifth largest hospital in Florida.
  • Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center has 864 beds. In 2017 alone, LRH Medical Center had 210,020 Emergency Department visits.
  • The Medical Staff of Lakeland Regional Health is more than 550 strong.
  • LRH Medical Center is the only hospital in Polk County to offer three hybrid operating rooms and a hybrid catheterization lab.
  • Lakeland Regional Health’s physicians practice in more than 25 specialties.
  • Through a collaboration with Nemours Children’s Health System, Lakeland Regional Health offers pediatric specialty care in neurology, pulmonology, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, orthopedics and urology.
  • Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center has been re-accredited with top-tier gold status through 2021 by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. It also is one of only 30 centers in Florida to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
  • We are the second largest private employer in Polk County. The health system employs more than 5,400 full-time and part-time team members.
  • Our workplace has earned national recognition, earning Best Hospital Workplace by the Florida Hospital Association in 2018, placing No. 64 on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers in 2016 and No. 28 in 2015, becoming one of 40 or fewer organizations throughout the world to receive a Gallup Great Workplace Award in 2014 and 2015 and placing on the list of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review.