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Thompson named to Becker’s Hospital Review for sixth time
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
Lakeland Regional Health President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Elaine C. Thompson was named to the Becker’s Hospital Review “183 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know” for the … read more.
World AIDS Day marked by Polk DOH
Wed  Dec 6 2017 09:16AM
BARTOW – While fight against AIDS, both with the disease itself and the perception, has come a long way in the 29 years since the first World AIDS Day, there … read more.
Steps to recovery
Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:30AM
A spinal cord injury didn’t care that Hallet Wilkins was a retiree enjoying the time on her hands – time to regularly walk 6 miles, put in some sweat equity … read more.
Ground broken on ER at Heart of Florida
Wed  Oct 25 2017 02:48PM
DAVENPORT – Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center broke ground Wednesday, Oct. 18 on its new freestanding emergency room in Four Corners. This groundbreaking rings in the construction of their … read more.
Nurse honored for outstanding care
Wed  Nov 1 2017 02:58PM
Darla Newton starts to tear up as soon as she starts talking about Vicki Underhill, a nurse in the Chest Pain Unit at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. “If … read more.
Clerk’s office goes purple for a cause
Wed  Nov 1 2017 02:35PM
On Oct. 19, Polk County Clerk employees participated in Purple Thursday to help raise awareness of the more than 5,000 cases of domestic violence reported in Polk County in 2016. … read more.
Medicare open enrollment extended for Florida residents
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
Attention all those on Medicare. The annual open enrollment period, which began Oct. 15 and traditionally runs to Dec. 7, has been extended to the end of the year for … read more.
300 bikers riding for TaTas
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – This is the eighth year that Winter Haven residents Debbie and Richard Steele have organized the All American Ride for the TaTas! As many as 300 motorcycles … read more.
Tricks for healthier Halloween treats
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
What would any holiday be without a sugar overdose? Since childhood we have been conditioned to believe that we cannot celebrate anything without a sugar-gorging-extravaganza, and Halloween is the mother … read more.
‘Art & Sole For the Cure’ registration opens
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
Time is running short to guarantee a free event T-shirt for “Art & Sole for the Cure,” a breast cancer awareness event presented by Lake Wales Medical Center in partnership … read more.
Holidays: Stress relief tips for older adults
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
This is the time of year for holiday cheer, but for many folks, it’s a time of stress. “As we get older, any kind of change is stressful,” said senior … read more.
LRH Invites You to Join FitChurch Challenge
Wed  Dec 6 2017 09:16AM
Registration is now open for Lakeland Regional Health’s first FitChurch Challenge, which promotes friendly community competition for three months of accountability, fitness, nutrition guidance and support. “We are very excited … read more.
Watson named PEER for November
Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:30AM
Janice Wilson, LPN, who works alongside Oncologist-Hematologist Dr. Neeharika S. Makani at the Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center was named the PEER award winner for November. She has been … read more.
BayCare Health Care Navigators offer assistance
Wed  Nov 8 2017 08:30AM
With the status of the Affordable Care Act changing daily, BayCare Health System plans to help consumers understand their options with its Navigators program. “Affordable health insurance is essential to … read more.
How laughter improves health
Wed  Oct 25 2017 02:48PM
“For seniors, laughter may be the best medicine to improve quality of life and health,” said Emily Perez, SLP and director of rehabilitation for Spring Lake Rehab Center in Winter … read more.
Lakeland Regional named top large hospital
Wed  Nov 1 2017 02:35PM
Lakeland Regional Health earned a 2017 Celebration of Service Award in the over-150-bed category for Leadership in Quality and Patient Safety from the Florida Hospital Association. “We are so honored … read more.
LWMC sends relief supplies to Puerto Rico
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
LAKE WALES – Lake Wales Medical Center coordinated a supplies drive to help residents of Puerto Rico recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Maria. “Our area and our employees … read more.
Lakeland Regional Health joins Orlando Health
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
Lakeland Regional Health and Orlando Health completed an affiliation to create an integrated regional health care system on Oct. 1. This regional system better positions both organizations to advance clinical … read more.
Counselor: Changes coming to Medicare in 2018
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
BARTOW — Jean Berken, a Medicare counselor at SHINE, told a handful of participants there are changes coming to government program in 2018 and those who don’t pay attention may … read more.
Palm Garden celebrates rehab awareness week
Wed  Sep 27 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – Staff at Palm Garden celebrated National Rehabilitation Awareness Week in spectacular fashion. Over the past year, the Winter Haven short and long term rehabilitation and home care … read more.