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 among the top 25 in the state and was recognized as High Performing in the following four areas: Colon Cancer Surgery, Knee Replacement, Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

“Our physicians, nurses and Medical Center team work diligently each day to deliver the best outcomes and safest care to our patients and their families,” said Timothy J. Regan, MD, President, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center/Chief Medical Officer, Lakeland Regional Health. “We are dedicated to constantly evaluating and innovating ways to offer such a high level of care to our community.”


About Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center

Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center is Florida’s fifth largest hospital. Founded in 1916 as Morrell Memorial Hospital, this 864-bed, comprehensive tertiary referral hospital 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. The Medical Center holds high-level accreditations for its Certified Comprehensive Center and Chest Pain Center. Three hybrid operating rooms and a catheterization lab offer patients the least invasive surgeries possible and enhanced safety. The Medical Center is home to the nation’s busiest single site Emergency Department and handles over 1,300 trauma visits annually.