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Medical needs all in one place
Wed  Dec 20 2017 10:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – Winter Haven Medical Centers MBMG cut the ribbon to a new future with their Winter Haven facility, accompanied by the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, last … read more.
Hill named employee of month
Wed  Jan 3 2018 08:30AM
Kim Hill, a certified medical assistant for Dr. Carolyn Pass, was awarded employee of the month for November at Lake Wales Medical Center. Hill, who has worked for the hospital … read more.
B Street gets donation to help with Irma damage
Wed  Dec 27 2017 08:30AM
Continuing a long-standing tradition of being good community partners, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center and Lake Wales Medical Center recently donated $5,000 to the B Street Community Center in … read more.
Saco returns to practice
Wed  Dec 20 2017 10:30AM
After serving as managing partner of Watson Clinic for the past 15 years, Dr. Louis S. Saco said he plans to resume the practice of medicine on a full-time basis. … read more.
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.
Community blood center encourages donation
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
The Winter Haven Hospital Community Blood Center is having blood drive events in January. Select Walmart stores will get a visit from a bloodmobile. Donors receive a $5 Walmart gift … read more.
Area hospital calendar of events
Wed  Dec 27 2017 08:30AM
Bartow Regional Medical Center, Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven Women’s Hospital offer an array of support groups, screenings and healthy living activities in Polk County each month. These are … read more.
Celebrate New Year’s with international cuisine
Wed  Dec 27 2017 08:30AM
The rapidly expanding multi-cultural food scene in the U.S. is the result of our nation’s population increasing diversity, growth in overseas travel, as well as easy Internet access. Additionally, the … read more.
Students recognized by city commission
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – Here is more evidence that the emergence of career academies, schools within around 100 Polk County public schools, is providing positive results. Students must voluntarily apply for … 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.


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