USF Health’s partnership with Lakeland Regional Medical Center advances

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USF Health CEO Stephen Klasko, MD, with Elaine Thompson, PhD, president and CEO of Lakeland Regional Health Systems, Inc.

March 1, 2013 (Lakeland, FL)  – Upon the  recommendation of Elaine Thompson, PhD, president and CEO of Lakeland Regional Health Systems, Inc. , the Lakeland Regional Medical Center/LRHS Board of Directors announced  today that Lakeland Regional continues to move ahead with its goal of becoming a teaching hospital by developing an academic affiliation agreement with USF Health.

“We continue to talk with Lakeland Regional Medical Center about the direction and composition that our proposed health model system might take, and I am very pleased with the way in which our relationship continues to develop,” said Stephen Klasko, MD, CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine. 

“CEO Elaine Thompson, PhD, and President Mack Reavis, MD, have  demonstrated a deep interest in academic rigor and excellence. They are strong advocates for the promise of academic medicine, and we greatly appreciate their clear vision for how Lakeland Regional can help the community’s health by becoming a teaching hospital.”

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