Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Southeastern University to provide medical care for its student population, beginning in fall 2020. Lakeland Regional Health works hard to ensure the health and wellness of local college students, staffing clinics on several campuses in the area.
“Lakeland Regional Health is committed to strengthening the health and safety of our community, particularly on our college campuses,” said Sarah Bhagat, CLSSBB, Lakeland Regional Health Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Lakeland Regional Health Physician Group, Ambulatory Operations and Organizational Effectiveness. “We are thrilled that Southeastern University entrusts us to provide exceptional medical care for its students and peace of mind to their families.”
The collaboration, which begins when classes resume on September 2, 2020, includes a full-time Physician Assistant at Southeastern University’s Health Services Center. Students who visit the Health Services Center will be able to be treated by Lakeland Regional Health’s Physician Assistant for illnesses, injuries, prescription refills, vaccinations and sports physicals.
“We are very excited and grateful to be able to partner with one of the leading hospitals in our state,” said Southeastern University President Kent Ingle. “Lakeland Regional Health has provided many opportunities for our students to gain experience off-campus, so we are looking forward to partnering with them on-campus. This opportunity will help us provide premier health services for our students and enhance our on-campus experience as we look to provide a healthy and safe environment for our community.”
In addition to Southeastern University, Lakeland Regional Health provides an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at Florida Southern College’s Student Health Center and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at Florida Polytechnic University’s Health Clinic.