Lakeland Regional Health and Watson Clinic Transition Operations of Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center

April 29, 2024   


Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center (LSDC) has distinguished itself as one of the largest free-standing Ambulatory Surgical Centers in the state since its opening in April of 1996. The center’s two Lakeland locations have long been operated as a partnership between Lakeland Regional Health (LRH), Watson Clinic and Jay Mulaney, MD.  Effective Monday, April 29, this current partnership will transition to a new structure.  

At that time, LRH will own and operate the LSDC facility located at 818 Griffin Road in Lakeland (known as the Griffin Campus) under the new name Lakeland Regional Health Surgery Center. Watson Clinic will own and operate the LSDC facility at 1315 North Florida Avenue in Lakeland (known as the Florida campus) under the name Watson Clinic Surgery Center. Watson Clinic has also acquired the operations of LSDC’s former Corporate Campus at 115 South Missouri Avenue in Lakeland.

LRH and Watson Clinic have worked closely together to ensure that there will be minimal disruption to patient care during this transition. However, due to the nature of insurance company operations, LRH and Watson Clinic may be required to contact some patients to reschedule an existing appointment. 

For additional information, including a complete list of insurance plans each facility will honor, please visit or 

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 nine times since 2013 and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 892-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; the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine; the Harrell Family Center for Behavioral Wellness; and the Lakeland Regional Health Surgery Center, LLC.

About Watson Clinic LLP

As one of the largest multispecialty medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities.  First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 220 board-certified physicians representing more than 40 medical and surgical specialties.  The Clinic is proud to deliver quality healthcare to every generation from our Main Clinic location at 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, as well as at multiple convenient locations throughout Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. More information is available at: