Lakeland Regional Health President and CEO, Danielle Drummond, Named on Becker’s Hospital Review “26 Women CEOs of Hospitals and Health Systems to Know” List

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health President and Chief Executive Officer, Danielle Drummond, MS, FACHE, is named on the Becker’s Hospital Review “26 Women CEOs of Hospitals and Health Systems to Know” list.

The list highlights women in top executive positions at hospitals and health systems across the U.S. and the important perspective they bring to their organizations.

In their highlight of Danielle, Becker’s Hospital Review recognized how she ensures optimal performance of all aspects of the health system, from day-to-day operations to long-term strategic expansion initiatives. Additionally, they emphasized two of her many achievements for the organization, the creation of both The Harrell Family Center for Behavioral Wellness and the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children.

“Our organization is truly inspired by the dedication and skill that Danielle brings to her role as President and CEO. Her strong leadership and commitment to improving patient access to our nationally recognized care have always been steadfast. Her vision for our organization continuously allows us to grow, expand, and develop in ways that create positive, lasting impacts in the communities we serve,” said Clayton Hollis, Board Chair of Lakeland Regional Health.

Danielle joins 25 other honored CEOs from across the country in Becker’s list. In her time at Lakeland Regional Health, Danielle’s dedication to the organization is evident in her leading and supporting over 6,000 employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, advocating for patient access to care throughout Lakeland and surrounding areas, facilitating and overseeing the development of new sites of service for primary care and emergency care, facilitating clinical collaborations for key services lines, such as the organization’s affiliation with Nemours Children’s Health System for pediatric specialty services, working to launch the Graduate Medical Education programs at Lakeland Regional Health, and more.

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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 eight 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; and the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine.