MAKING LIFESTYLE CHANGES that result in a healthier weight is never easy to do. Many who are overweight or obese will only decide to do something about it once they have a health scare or develop one of the numerous associated health problems. Such was the case for Maryemma Bachelder, the director of marketing for […]
Lake Wales Medical Center
THIS SUMMER has been a busy one for Central Florida hospitals, clinics, and healthcare provider offices. As always, the ideology is to provide Central Florida patients with excellent care. Here are some of the ripple effects of happenings at local health businesses near you:
Getting gears in motion for mental health in the elderly MEDICAL ISSUES can be scary at any time or in any form, but mental health issues — especially in an elderly loved one — can be especially so. The doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers at The Golden Care Unit at Lake Wales Medical Center
THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY in the region is growing, with new physicians and services for residents. The Florida Department of Health in Polk County continues to measure health outcomes and released its sixth County Health Rankings & Roadmaps study. The study helps county officials identify areas of strength and weakness, and recognize necessary action needed to
A Q&A with Julie Sing AS WE AGE, it’s important to keep our mind and body active. We interviewed Julie Sing, marketing manager/Senior Circle advisor at Lake Wales Medical Center (LWMC), about one way to do that: the Senior Circle.
A world-renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Tom Karl, has joined the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, expanding its surgery program.
The Florida Hospital Association (FHA) has given Lakeland Regional Medical Center (LRMC) its Innovation of the Year in Patient Care Award. The award was bestowed in recognition of LRMC’s Emergency Department, which has reduced wait times, enhanced safety, and improved patient experiences. “We are very pleased to receive this distinction from our peers at the
On the Pulse: Improvement project underway at local facility, new physicians, new robotic-assisted surgeries, and more
Work has begun on a $1.3 million facelift at Lake Wales Medical Center (LWMC). The project at 410 S. 11th Street, at the corner of State Road 60 and 11th Street, includes repainting, weatherproofing, new landscaping, repaving visitor and parking areas, new lighting in parking areas, and signage.
Update on facility mergers and hospital acquisitions amidst massive amendments to healthcare Many area medical facilities have been consolidating as the industry reels from mandated changes required by the Affordable Care Act. With Community Health Systems’ (CHS) acquisition of Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA) in January, Davenport’s Heart of Florida and Bartow Regional Medical Centers
What’s Happening: Winter Haven Hospital Merger and Other Medical News Winter Haven Hospital officially merged with BayCare Health System on August 30, with Steve Nierman at the helm. Nierman previously served as president of Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City. Lance Anastasio, Winter Haven Hospital’s immediate past president and chief executive officer, is retiring