For Third Consecutive Year, Lakeland Regional Health Named to ‘150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare’

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health was recently named for the
third consecutive year to Becker’s Hospital Review’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2017.

The list honors hospitals, health systems and physician practices for outstanding workplace cultures, including professional development, employee recognition, mentorship programs, competitive benefits, diversity initiatives and employee satisfaction.

“People are at the heart of all we do, and that starts with our own exceptional team members,” said Elaine C. Thompson, PhD, FACHE, Lakeland Regional Health President and CEO. “We are thrilled that Becker’s Hospital Review chose to recognize us three years in a row as a ‘Great Place to Work in Healthcare.’”

With this honor, Lakeland Regional Health joins a prestigious group of healthcare systems, among them Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and Mount Sinai Health System in New York City.

Lakeland Regional Health has received several esteemed workplace honors in recent years. In 2015 and 2016, Forbes named Lakeland Regional Health on its America’s Best Mid-Size Employers list. Lakeland Regional Health also was one of 40 or less organizations throughout the world to earn Gallup Great Workplace awards in 2014 and 2015.

“We are passionate about creating an inspiring workplace of excellence that treasures and nurtures its team members as well as our patients and their families,” said Scott Dimmick, Lakeland Regional Health Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “We make every effort to actively invest in advancing our talent’s career, personal and financial health.”

To view the complete list of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare 2017,” visit

About Lakeland Regional Health
As a catalyst for community health, not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health is reaching 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. LRH holds Most Wired Advanced status for 2015 and 2016 from American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 849-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates a Level II Trauma Center, a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine and the nation’s busiest single site Emergency Department. For more information about Lakeland Regional Health, visit

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