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Gala proceeds to help heart lab
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Polk County’s signature black-tie event, the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Gala, is planned Nov. 10 and to celebrate the 27th anniversary, the event will take place again at the Winter Haven … read more.
BayCare names VP for Bartow, Winter Haven hospitals
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Bartow Regional Medical Center and Winter Haven Hospital hired Dr. Khurram Kamran as the vice president of physician services. Kamran comes from Toledo, Ohio, where he served as the senior … read more.
Watson opens flu clinic for patients
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
Watson Clinic now offers flu vaccinations through their primary care physician offices, and a series of flu clinics, which are currently open across many of their most popular and convenient … read more.
Cornerstone Hospice seeking volunteers
Wed  Sep 7 2016 10:00AM
You can make a big difference for someone who needs a helping hand when you volunteer for Cornerstone Hospice. Just keeping someone company, walking a dog and running errands are … read more.
Baldree named employee of the month
Wed  Sep 7 2016 09:58AM
Registered nurse Annette Baldree, of Infection Control, was named Employee of the Month for July at Lake Wales Medical Center. Baldree, who has worked at the hospital since 2000, was … read more.
Florida Hospital Sebring earned most wired award
Wed  Aug 31 2016 08:30AM
Adventist Health System, which includes Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center with locations in Sebring and Lake Placid and Florida Hospital Wauchula, has been named a 2016 Most Wired health system, … read more.
Dried out, renovated and open again
Wed  Aug 31 2016 08:30AM
After recovering from flooding and water damage, an eye specialist’s office in Lakeland has re-opened to the public. Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida in Lakeland has re-opened after two weeks of … read more.
Winter Haven’s ninth annual A Day of Pampering Sept. 18
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
“It’s a special day of beauty, pampering and learning devoted to providing a fresh outlook for those facing the all the challenges cancer puts in our lives,” said Chris Hazelwood, … read more.
Haven for seniors
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
How friendly is Winter Haven to seniors? The Winter Haven Council on Quality Aging is conducting a survey for area residents 50 years or older to find out Winter Haven’s … read more.
Chat and Chew offers food for thought
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
Winter Haven’s Chat and Chew is serving its fifth season of food for thought beginning with a free book review of The China Study, authored by Dr. Colin Campbell, October … read more.
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
A 16-year-old girl from Wahneta decided to donate her long, black hair while volunteering at the ninth annual A Day of Pampering from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Belk … read more.
County fighting to stay ahead of Zika
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
While the statewide flap over the Zika virus ranges from tourism business losses to environmental concerns over sprays being used in the Miami-Dade area, in Polk, the county’s forces continue … read more.
Same day surgery center breaks ground
Wed  Sep 7 2016 09:58AM
On Wednesday, Aug. 31, scores of area residents jammed into the lobby of the Heart of Florida Hospital’s annex building to see officials turn dirt marking the onset of construction … read more.
TVs donated to seniors at Haines City Health Center
Wed  Sep 7 2016 09:58AM
Improving the lives of people by performing acts of charity is what the Knights of Columbus Council is all about. Knights of Columbus Council 7091 of Cypress Gardens demonstrated its … read more.
Exercising in water: Big heart benefits and little downside
Wed  Aug 31 2016 08:30AM
It’s hard to beat brisk walking as a form of exercise. All you need is a pair of sneakers and you’re walking the block. But for some people, a bum … read more.
Polk shifts into mosquito-control overdrive
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
The Zika count is mounting … up to 499 in Florida and 15 right here in Polk County. All those in the county are, according to the state Department of … read more.
‘Fore the Love’ swings into action Oct. 22
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
The tiniest patients at the Winter Haven Women’s Hospital will be the biggest winners when the “Fore the Love” golf and tennis tournament swings into action on Oct. 22 at … read more.
Watson makes some hires
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
Watson Clinic hired new doctors to its staff in recent weeks. Yerania Rodriguez-Navedo, MD, joins the rheumatology department at our Main Clinic location at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland. … read more.
Explore pita bread’s limitless possibilities
Tue  Sep 20 2016 01:19PM
We take pita-bread for granted but it is a workhorse which can make life easier and add magic to healthy family meals and party food. Pita rounds, which come mostly … read more.
Nothing stops a postman
Wed  Aug 10 2016 08:30AM
David Metz’s daily occupation took him around the world. Not literally, but in miles. Walking in record breaking temps, being bitten by dogs, falling on ice, and stress injuries to … read more.