Area Health News Press Releases

Watson Clinic Only Facility in Area to Offer Groundbreaking PET/CT Imaging for Cardiac Patients

Lakeland, FL – Watson Clinic is the only medical facility in the area to offer the highly advanced imaging capabilities of the Siemens Biograph Vision™, a next-generation PET/CT scanner that produces cardiac imaging with greater efficiency, accuracy and less radiation exposure than ever before. “By combining the best of two separate imaging systems – the PET …

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Nemours Children’s Health Announces New Ear, Hearing and Communications Center

Comprehensive center combines subspecialty areas to help patients with ear abnormalities and hearing loss Orlando, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2023) Nemours Children’s Health announces a new interdisciplinary center that will aid patients dealing with a range of issues around deafness and ear reconstruction, specifically those with ear differences, hearing loss and communications needs. This new center at …

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Watson Clinic Announces January 2023 PEER Award Winner

Watson Clinic recognizes one outstanding employee every month as part of their Program for Employee Excellence and Recognition (PEER) award. The PEER Award is given to an employee who best exemplifies the patient-focused customer service standards that Watson Clinic strives to excel at every day. The following employee was recognized for this current month: Emily …

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Watson Clinic Hosts Lecture And Educational Classes in February

Lakeland, FL – Watson Clinic is pleased to host the following community lecture during the month of February.  This event is free of charge and open to public, though seating will be limited. Date: Thursday, February 2 at 6 pmSpeaker: Jalen Banks, DCTopic: Managing Low Back Pain without Surgery. During this free informative lecture, Watson Clinic Chiropractic Medicine provider …

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BayCare Names New Chief Physician Executive

CLEARWATER, Fla. (Dec. 22, 2022) – BayCare CEO and President Stephanie Conners announced today that Sowmya Viswanathan, MD, MBA, MHCM, FACP, will be the health system’s new chief physician executive starting Jan. 1, 2023. Dr. Viswanathan has worked for BayCare since June in the role of vice president and chief medical officer for BayCare’s St. Joseph’s, …

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WATSON CLINIC RECRUITS ADDITIONAL PHYSICIAN AND MEDICAL PROVIDER

Lakeland, FL – Watson Clinic is pleased to welcome the latest additions to their team of expert physicians and medical providers. D. Chad Lamoreaux, MD has joined the Orthopaedic Surgery department at Watson Clinic Main at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland. Dr. Lamoreaux specializes in all areas of orthopedic surgery such as hand and upper extremity, …

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Nemours Children’s Health Announces New Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for Florida

Orlando, Fla. (December 14, 2022) — Nemours Children’s Health has announced Jared D. Capouya, MD, FAAP, as the new Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer. Dr. Capouya is based at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida, where he serves as the senior physician leader and champion to advance Nemours’ clinical quality and safety initiatives.  In his new …

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AdventHealth awards $1.2 million to eight Central Florida nonprofits

Funds will be distributed to programs that address regional health challenges including homelessness and access to mental health services. ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 13, 2022 – AdventHealth is distributing more than $1.2 million to recipients of its 2022 community impact grants, giving eight Central Florida nonprofits the opportunity to bolster their missions. “AdventHealth’s dedication to providing whole-person …

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Lakeland Regional Health Recognized as High Performing for Maternity Care by U.S. News & World Report

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health was recognized as High Performing for maternity care in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals for Maternity Care” 2022 list. Hospitals that scored well in evaluated categories were recognized as High Performing. Lakeland Regional Health is one of eight hospitals in Florida to be recognized as a High Performing hospital in …

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AdventHealth Hospitals Earn Straight A’s in Patient Safety

The hospitals are the only ones in the area to receive straight A’s and a Top Hospital designation from the prestigious Leapfrog Group.   (December 6, 2022) Sebring, FL–AdventHealth has once again received the highest score possible in patient safety from what many see as one of the most difficult distinctions to earn. AdventHealth Lake Placid, …

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