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Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is proud to announce that Sheena Butts, MEM, CSSBB, Associate Vice President or Surgical and Procedural Services at Lakeland Regional Health was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year’s Top 25 Innovators.

This prestigious recognition program acknowledges and honors individuals who introduced ideas that engage consumers in new ways, lower healthcare costs, and take unique approaches to managing population health.

“Sheena’s inspiring ability to find unique solutions to complex problems has led to impressive quality and safety initiatives that have benefited patients and our workforce at Lakeland Regional Health, particularly in the surgical arena,” said April Novotny, RN, MSN, CEN, CENP, Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Clinical Services. “Sheena’s capacity for thinking creatively to develop new and innovative processes to solve problems has been crucial to our organization, and we are so pleased that she has been recognized with this significant honor.”

“The members of this year’s class of Top 25 Innovators have introduced ideas that engage consumers in new ways, lower healthcare costs, and take unique approaches to managing population health. The honorees were selected for their work in one of four areas: consumerism, cost reduction, population health, and quality/safety. We congratulate this class of honorees and look forward to following their careers,” Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare.

The complete ranking is featured in the August 16 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine.

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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