Lakeland’s Newest Healthcare Destination
Lakeland Regional Health welcomed the addition of a new building for women and
children, focused on providing a family-friendly atmosphere and specialized pediatric care.
On June 2, 2018, Lakeland Regional Health held a grand opening for the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children. A partnership with Nemours Children’s Hospital of Orlando, the new facility provides expanded pediatric specialty care to the children and adolescents in the communities it serves.
“The pavilion was built by the community for the community, meaning that community members’ input was utilized in the design phase of the pavilion,” said Joyce Arand, the associate vice president for Women’s and Children’s Services.
In addition, the community helped “make the vision a reality,” Arand said.
Barnett, the daughter of Publix Founder George Jenkins, contributed millions to the project, but many other people also donated, and the hospital recently kicked off a public campaign to raise $5 million to “accomplish all its goals,” LRH President Elaine Thompson said.