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Leon named employee of the month
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
Cesar Leon from the Cardiac Cath Lab was named Employee of the Month for June at Lake Wales Medical Center. Leon, who has worked at the hospital since 2014, was … read more.
Currey wins PEER award
Wed  Jul 6 2016 08:30AM
Richard Currey, a security guard at our Cancer & Research Center, was named the June recipient of Watson Clinic’s PEER award. Richard has been with the Clinic for 13 years, … read more.
Take the Lead nearing conclusion
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
(Editor’s note: This is the last installment in an ongoing series about the first session of Take the Lead, a program for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive … read more.
Having two emergency helicopters questioned
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Polk County has access to two helicopters for emergency air lifts to major trauma centers, the Polk County Commission learned last week. One chopper, provided by Aeromed, is allied with … read more.
LWMC to feel a bit cooler inside
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Passersby may have noticed a crane operating at Lake Wales Medical Center this summer. The hospital is replacing two cooling towers. Tower 1, which was installed in 2002, is being … read more.
In truth, he’s working out with new equipment
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
No matter what happens, he can’t fall to the ground. The track system that he’s attached to won’t let him. “This is a real game-changer for anyone who’s struggling to … read more.
LRH to unveil expanded Grasslands Campus
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Lakeland Regional Health has expanded Grasslands Campus at 3030 Harden Blvd. In Lakeland. “We feel privileged to begin serving patients at this beautiful new campus,” said Jon A. Boyette, vice … read more.
The man who was overlooked
Wed  May 25 2016 11:15AM
When it comes to getting a second medical opinion, Edward “Ed” Kiermeier did that in spades and almost gave up seeking answers to troubling health problems. “There were too many … read more.
Helping their health
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
Knowledge is not only power, said organizers of the annual Cultural and Health Spring Fest Saturday at the Gordonville Park, but it’s healthy. “We want to teach our community the … read more.
The danger of bee stings
Wed  May 25 2016 08:59AM
A Tampa man was the focus of recent news reports after he died from an allergic reaction within an hour of being stung by a swarm of yellow jackets. Unaware … read more.
The comforts of social access with a computer
Wed  Jul 6 2016 08:30AM
Connie Swartz doesn’t look like a typical computer geek, but she is. She only likes computers because it was a means to write poetry and attach graphics and music to … read more.
DOH: Getting baby friendly with hospitals
Wed  Jul 6 2016 08:30AM
The Florida Department of Health in Polk County has partnered with county hospitals to participate in the Healthiest Weight Florida’s Baby Steps to Baby Friendly Initiative. This initiative focuses on … read more.
Women’s Hospital wins lactation award
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Winter Haven Women’s Hospital received the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Care Award for excellence in lactation care, and the implementation of donor human milk as an option for supplementing … read more.
Zika problems haven’t increased with extra water
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
If it isn’t one thing, it’s another … as if Zika wasn’t a big enough worry, now we have to deal with making sure Tropical Storm Colin’s remnants haven’t created … read more.
Memories prodded, recalled at neurobic session of Take The Lead
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
(Editor’s note: This is the next installment in an ongoing series about Take the Lead, a program for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments, yet who are … read more.
Healthy food for peanuts
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Peanuts, among America’s favorite foods, are everywhere: in parties, on office desks, in sandwiches, and in the cracks of your plane seat when you get up to leave … We … read more.
New lobby to be unveiled
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
On June 10 there will be a showcase of spending $400,000 to renovate the lobby of Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Davenport. It took about four months to do … read more.
Parish is May’s PEER award winner
Wed  Jun 1 2016 11:02AM
Registered nurse Marissa Parish was called a team leader in the Gastroenterology department at Watson Clinic and was recently named the May recipient of Watson Clinic’s PEER award. Parish has … read more.
Laughs mark second Take the Lead
Wed  May 18 2016 03:19PM
(Editor’s note: This is the latest in an ongoing series about Take the Lead, a program for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments, yet who are still … read more.
Amplified phone program for those with hearing loss
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center will distribute phones for free to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, or speech impaired. Those who meet the requirements, … read more.