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 team members to reach that integral balance between their work and personal lives,” said Scott Dimmick, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Lakeland Regional Health Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “We align our programs around the needs of the organization and our workforce, focusing on evidence-based management approaches in the areas of work-life balance. As a result, our employee satisfaction levels continue to increase and our turnover rate has dramatically decreased.”

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is a national labor and employment law firm that recognizes organizations that actively initiate and create work environments conducive to work-life balance.

An independent judge selected Lakeland Regional Health as this year’s winner because of dedicated programs designed to help team members gain efficiencies, improve time management and obtain on-site conveniences. These include:

  • Paid jury duty
  • Flexible scheduling policy and options
  • Onsite workplace clinic
  • Onsite Publix Pharmacy
  • Onsite flu vaccines
  • Part-time and per diem employment options
  • Consecutive workday limits
  • Phased retirement program
  • Café payroll deductions
  • Leaves of absence
  • On-site ATMs
  • Proper sleep and fatigue reduction education

“In our own work with companies large and small, we see how important work-life balance is to an organization’s morale and ultimate success,” said Mike Malfitano, Managing Director of Constangy’s Tampa office. “It’s an integral part of our own firm culture, and we created this award to encourage others to promote work-life balance within their organizations.”

The judge for this year’s Work-Life Balance Award program was Tracy LaLonde, Founder of Xaphes LLC, which helps lawyers and other professionals to become business developers and public speakers. Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete also recognized a small organization this year, Brown & Crouppen Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri.

Lakeland Regional Health received a commemorative crystal trophy and a $1,000 donation on Lakeland Regional Health’s behalf to the Lakeland Regional Health Foundation.

In October 2018, the Florida Hospital Association recognized Lakeland Regional Health as the Best Large Hospital Workplace, and in December 2018, Lakeland Regional Health earned a People First award from the Tampa Bay Business Journal.


About Lakeland Regional Health

Not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at its Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations. Lakeland Regional Health earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status four times since 2013 from the American Hospital Association and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 864-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates the Jack and Tina Harrell Family Institute for Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine; a Level II Trauma Center; the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, which includes a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine.

About Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete offers a wider lens on workplace law. The firm has counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 15 states, the company is one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S. Constangy has been named as a top firm for women and minorities by organizations including Law360, the National Law Journal and Many of our more than 180 attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers in America® and Martindale Hubbell. Find out more at or on Twitter @ConstangyLaw.