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Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is proud to announce that April Novotny, RN, MSN, CEN, CENP, Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Clinical Services, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives.

The recognition program acknowledges clinicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact, according to Modern Healthcare.

“April Novotny is a respected decision-maker and leader and was instrumental in helping our organization navigate the challenges of the pandemic,” said Danielle Drummond, MS, FACHE, President and CEO of Lakeland Regional Health. “Her visionary work in advancing the nursing profession, championing the patient care experience, and improving safety and quality efforts have led to positive changes at our organization. We are so grateful that she has been recognized with this significant honor.”

“The 2021 class of 50 Most Influential Clinician Executives did not shy away from the challenges of caring for patient populations during a pandemic. They found inspiration in knocking down hurdles and fighting for top quality care for their patients and staff,” said Modern Healthcare editor, Aurora Aguilar. “Modern Healthcare congratulates this class and appreciates their hard work.”

The complete ranking is featured in the June 21 issue of Modern Healthcare.

About Lakeland Regional Health
Not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches 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. Lakeland Regional Health earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status six times since 2013 and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 864-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, 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.

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