Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is pleased to announce its plans to expand healthcare
services in the northern area of Polk County with the addition of a new ambulatory care site at the
corner of Kathleen Road and I-4. The targeted opening date is set for 2023.
“According to recent U.S. Census data over a two-year period, Polk County is one of the fastestgrowing areas in the nation,” said Danielle Drummond, MS, FACHE, President and CEO of Lakeland
Regional Health. “Expanding comprehensive healthcare services to meet the local health needs of
our area is one of our community objectives in our 5-year strategic plan. This new location will help
us to achieve that goal while also addressing some of the opportunities highlighted in our Community
Health Needs Assessment.”
Located on about 20 acres, the building will provide space for outpatient care, as well as additional
services. “Providing access to quality healthcare continues to be of vital importance to our
organization, and this new project will allow us to expand that care to the northern part of our
county,” said Patrick Phillips, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Chief Strategy Officer,
Lakeland Regional Health.
As the project gets underway, more information about the new location, including details about the
healthcare services offered, will be provided.
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 six 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.