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Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is pleased to announce its plans to expand healthcare services in the northern area of Polk County with the addition of a new ambulatory care site at the corner of Kathleen Road and I-4. The targeted opening date is set for 2023.

“According to recent U.S. Census data over a two-year period, Polk County is one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation,” said Danielle Drummond, MS, FACHE, President and CEO of Lakeland Regional Health. “Expanding comprehensive healthcare services to meet the local health needs of our area is one of our community objectives in our 5-year strategic plan. This new location will help us to achieve that goal while also addressing some of the opportunities highlighted in our Community Health Needs Assessment.”

Located on about 20 acres, the building will provide space for outpatient care, as well as additional services. “Providing access to quality healthcare continues to be of vital importance to our organization, and this new project will allow us to expand that care to the northern part of our county,” said Patrick Phillips, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Chief Strategy Officer, Lakeland Regional Health.

As the project gets underway, more information about the new location, including details about the healthcare services offered, will be provided.

About Lakeland Regional HealthNot-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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