Honoring the Nurses

There’s a force at work every moment of every day, and it plays a vital role in safeguarding the health and well-being of our families, friends, and neighbors. That force is composed of dedicated nurses. These unsung heroes are the heart of the healthcare system, providing compassionate care and expertise around the clock. Their impact reaches far beyond patient rooms, touching the lives of individuals and families in countless ways.

This is our annual Nurse Appreciation edition of Central Florida Health News, and inside we spotlight just a sampling of committed nurses from AdventHealth, BayCare, Bond Clinic, Watson Clinic and Lakeland Regional Health. Join us on the journey as we learn the lengths these local healthcare heroes go to.

Recently, LkldNow hosted a community forum on health care in Polk County. Inside, we discuss the insight gleaned from the panelists: Lakeland Regional Health’s Daniel Haight, vice president of community health; Joy Jackson, Health and Human Services Administrator for the Polk County Board of County Commissioners; Ann Claussen, Central Florida Health Care CEO; and Jason Hirsbrunner, Watson Clinic CEO.

Yet there’s still more! Learn the first steps to healthy feet, take a deep dive into the power of trauma, and plan your month with our calendar. It’s all inside! On behalf of the Polk County Medical Association, thank you for reading.

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