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  • touching lives

    WHIMSICAL DISTRACTIONS

    WORK WONDERS

    through caring and sharing

    FALL 2011 | VoLume 15

    A bi-annual publication of the Women in Philanthropy

    underwrite kid-friendly

    treatment rooms.

  • New and Improved Kid-Friendly Treatment Rooms thanks to Women in Philanthropy.

    Dear Supporters, Friends and Neighbors,

    Change is in the air at Lakeland Regional and not just the change from summer to fall. In this past

    year, weve welcomed new programs, new faces and newly improved spaces to our community hospital.

    The LRMC Foundation, of course, has played a large role in this change as you will see in the following

    pages. From our Emergency Department renovations to new Pediatric treatment rooms to exciting

    programs for seniors, your Foundation has been working hard to put your gifts to good use.

    Im confident that you will find this issue of Touching Lives packed with new information about some exciting changes going on

    throughout our hospital. Providing the best healthcare for our community continues to be a challenge, which makes our roles as

    philanthropists even more vital. We are so grateful for the generosity and support received from our community. We could not

    reach and exceed our goals of improving healthcare without this commitment. Together we will continue our tradition of excellence.

    Thank you for learning more about the LRMC Foundation by reading this publication, and if you have any questions or want more

    information, dont hesitate to contact the Foundation.

    Designer Chairs add style to LRCCthanks to ethan Allen.

    3 On a Fast Track to compassionate healing.

    6 Thank U4 Letters of gratitude.

    7 LRMContributions Whos making a difference.

    8 LRMCares Thanks to Women in Philanthropy.

    9 LRMCurrents Technology updates and awards.

    10 LRMCongrats Staff movements and milestones.

    11 LRMChallenge Giving and receiving.

    11 LRMCommunity Senior Care Club shines.

    14 In View Of Thoughts from Dr. Thompson.

    The Emergency Department fulfills the need for speed.

    In this issue

    welcome

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    An amazing community alive with new faces, spaces and much more.

    Art Rowbotham Chairman, LRMC Foundation Board of Directors

    Sincerely,

  • Art Rowbotham Chairman, LRMC Foundation Board of Directors

    On a Fast Track to compassionate healing.The LRMC Emergency Department

    ccording to maureen Leckie, Director of emergency Services, one of the first

    things on a patients mind as soon as he or she walks in the door of the emergency

    Department (eD) is How quickly will they see me? Therefore, no one understands the

    need for speed better than our eD staff. They work tirelessly 24/7 to get their patients

    the treatment they need as soon as possible. of course, solving that logistical puzzle is like

    trying to change the tires on a moving bus it would make most engineers dizzy!

    Last year there were a total of 154,577 visits (around 423 per day) to Lakeland Regional

    medical Centers emergency Department. With this number of people coming through the

    department every year, there is a constant need for improvement.

    A

    A Quick Glance at ED Changes

    Redesigned lobby and Fast Track area New Pediatric ED and Critical Care Units Addition of Vertical waiting rooms New Voice-Activated dictation system New medication bar code scanning system for patient safety

    Recently re-opened Fast Track area

  • The first stop in the Emergency Department Due to open in late october, the eD lobby is getting a major facelift. It will feature a much more open, larger space.

    And although the goal is to get patients out of the lobby quickly, it is important to make sure the patients who do have to

    wait are as comfortable as possible.

    In addition, LRmCs Fast Track area has a new look and improved processes. Fast

    Track is an area designated to the care of those with non-urgent illnesses or injuries

    seeking treatment from the emergency Department.

    More flow, less waitThe newly renovated Fast Track opened July 13, and Leckie has already received

    positive feedback regarding the new open floor plan and greatly enhanced aesthetics.

    However, those are not the only improvements that patients and employees are

    noticing. We are especially proud of the efficiencies that have been brought to the

    process and the way our team has joined together to improve the flow of Fast Track.

    As a result of the changes, we are seeing significant improvements in the amount of

    time patients are spending in Fast Track, says Leckie.

    one of those flow related improvements involves getting multiple assessments

    done simultaneously with different members of the care team, which cuts down on

    wait times. Another improvement is the addition of vertical waiting rooms. This new trend in hospitals around the

    country features common waiting areas for patients who dont require bedside care and can be comfortable sitting upright

    while waiting on test results or discharge orders. The vertical waiting room is equipped with recliners, magazines and a

    television for patient comfort.

    Patients and staff enjoy open comfortThese new improvements enhance some major renovations done

    in the last few years to the Critical Care and Pediatric areas of the

    emergency department. The improvements to the Critical Care unit

    have greatly helped the flow patterns in the use of the space, says

    Director maureen Leckie shows off

    the new vertical waiting room area.

    The newly renovated

    critical care unit takes care of the

    most serious emergency needs.

    New waiting area for Pediatric eD

    On a Fast Track continued from page 3

  • Sallie Smith, BSN, Critical Care Supervisor. We can get patients from the lobby and into treatment a whole lot quicker.

    And we have better visualization of the space, which promotes teamwork.

    The feeling is mutual among patients and families visiting the new Pediatric Emergency Department. Thanks to a

    grant from the LRmC Foundation, the Pediatric eD features its own waiting area with toys and a virtual aquarium. Bridget

    Smith, there recently with her son Parker remarked, We have always had great care at LRmC. The new Pediatric space is

    beautiful. I was aware that there were plans for renovations but was not sure it had been done yet. We visited the old

    space many times, and this is so much nicer. everyone is polite, and they really care about their patients. I know a lot of the

    staff, and it is great to see familiar faces.

    The latest technology enhances information managementAnd of course, new technology is changing

    the way care is delivered in the Emergency

    Department. The eD recently introduced a new

    medication bar code scanner system, which

    ensures that the right patients get the right

    medications. Also, a new voice-activated

    dictation system makes it much easier for

    doctors to keep track of medical records. They

    speak into a headset similar to a phone receiver,

    and the new program inputs all the information

    they say into the computer. The new system is phenomenal! says Dr. matthew Schillinger, an eD Physician. Hal escowitz,

    mD, also an eD Physician adds, The new system makes for much cleaner medical records. All the records are now electronic.

    The goal: provide the best care anywhereone would think that with all these changes in place, the eD staff and leadership would rest assured that LRmC is ahead

    of the game in managing all the care needs of patients, doctors, nurses, family members, etc. However, with the number

    of patients starting to creep higher each day as fall and flu season

    approaches, our eD team is still constantly thinking and working on

    ways to give patients the best care possible with the best

    results possible. n

    emergency physicians enjoy using the new voice-activated dictation system.

    The new eD Lobby area will re-open in october.

    The newly renovated

    critical care unit takes care of the

    most serious emergency needs.

  • I was in the emergency room for a few hours today with a

    woman who is 97. She had fallen and was in pain.

    I just knew because of her age and Alzheimers that she

    would not be of utmost importance. I could not believe

    how she was taken care of. It was if she were a celebrity.

    She was given such wonderful care. She was important to

    them. Most older people seem to not matter too much. She

    made them laugh with her sharp wit. They really cared for

    her and showed their professional selves to her. She had no

    idea where she was but she knew those hands who touched

    her were gentle and kind.

    She weighs 84 pounds, and they knew how fragile she is.

    They warned her the needle might sting a bit, and they

    treated her if she were royalty ... They constantly checked

    on her well being.

    I have been her caregiver for five years, and I dreaded her

    being at the hospital without me ... I didnt worry after

    leaving there today at 5 PM. I knew she was in great hands.

    You people are spectacular for all you do, and I personally

    want to thank all of you. There is one who really stood out,

    and her name is Lisa Perez. She dripped with kindness, and

    I needed that today more than ever.

    Thank you Lisa and all the staff at the Emergency Room of

    LRMC ... WHAT A STAFF!!!!

    Real-life letters of gratitude to LRMC.

    thankU4

    6 Touching Lives Fall 2011

    1 To the great staff at LRMC,

    4- Thank you for helping the seniors learn about Facebook.

    - Thanks for doing this Facebook seminar, very useful.

    - Fantastic job of trying to educate us ol fools!

    Facebook class

    Facebook Class Participants

    3On Monday morning, I arrived at the ER with chest pain. I

    was treated with the utmost care and professional service by

    the staff in ER. After being transferred to the chest pain ward

    I was delighted to have the wonderful and caring attention

    of the nurses, technicians, etc. I was sent to the testing area

    where I was also treated with great care and attention. Please

    tell your staff that they are doing a wonderful job in serving

    the folks of Polk County. Even the young man who came to the

    room following my testing to see if I would like something to

    eat was kind and polite. We are blessed to have such a wonderful

    and caring hospital and staff. Please thank them for me.

    Dear Emergency Room staff,

    Grateful Patient

    Grateful Patient

    2 Dear Lakeland Regional Cancer Center staff,

    Yours Truly, The Husband of an LRCC patient.

    I would like to donate these two checks to Lakeland Regional

    Cancer Center for the wonderful treatment my wife received

    during her treatment. We have great respect for your center and

    the care was terrific, it was AAA as far as we were concerned.

  • Touching Lives Fall 2011 7

    hen you walk into the Lakeland Regional Cancer Center, you are bound to

    notice two unique chairs just beyond the entrance. These new chairs not

    only bring an added sense of style and comfort to LRCC, the dozens of hand-written

    signatures they each behold have deep meaning. Both chairs were a donation from

    Ethan Allen Tampa Bay and were signed by their staff who participated in the

    American Cancer Societys Making Strides Against Cancer event. With messages

    such as Sandra Hines 2 1/2 year survivor and in memory of my grandmother, each

    signature represents a life touched by cancer in some way. Thank you to the Ethan

    Allen Company of Tampa Bay for such a special gift.

    LRMContributions

    WYouve heard of designer chairs. How about signer chairs?

    Windows of Hope Honor Sheila Cobb Savages zest for life.

    The LRMC Foundation would like to express our thanks to the family of Sheila Cobb

    Savage for honoring her life through a gift to the Lakeland Regional Cancer Center.

    Sheila Cobb Savage had a zest for life. Always stylish, Sheila believed in having fun!

    So much so that she requested her family play Surfin USA at her funeral.

    A little over six years ago, Sheila was diagnosed with colon cancer by the physicians

    at Lakeland Regional Cancer Center. In conjunction with this diagnosis, a spot

    was found on her liver as well, and Sheila was given four months to live. She began

    receiving radiation and chemotherapy treatments at LRCC.

    And she began living she never lost her hair as many chemo patients do and

    always arrived for her treatments with her fingernails painted just so. Sheilas mother,

    Christine Cobb, shared that all the staff at LRCC loved her fingernails and always

    checked them out on each of her visits.

    And Sheila lived for years, not months. Christine credits the expert and caring staff at LRCC for helping Sheila fight for so many

    years. And when Sheila finally gave in to the cancer, Christine and her granddaughter, Vanessa Chamblee (Sheilas daughter) made

    a very generous gift to the Windows of Hope fund at LRCC. Grace Dean (Sheilas aunt) said, Sheila loved to receive her chemo

    treatments in the beautiful area created at LRCC and enjoyed being able to look through the stained glass windows out onto the

    peaceful gardens and lake at LRCC.

    Vanessa added that this was just a drop in a bucket compared to what her mother had received from LRCC. My mom was really

    blessed with such wonderful care, and for that we are so grateful to the staff at LRCC.

    Sheilas aunt, Grace Dean, and mother, Christine Cobb.

    Betty Hughes and John Galvis of ethan Allen Tampa

    with Kim Walker (center), LRCC Director.

  • 8 Touching Lives Fall 2011

    Thanks to Women in Philanthropy, were better equipped to serve, heal and help.

    Pediatric Rehab Thanks to Women in Philanthropy, the Pediatric Rehab program at the Lakeland

    Regional Outpatient Rehabilitative and Sports Medicine Clinic received some

    much needed equipment specifically a LiteGait, a Bubble Wall and a Kinect

    system. According to the therapists, The lite gait has been a huge blessing and

    has enabled us to work on gait and weight bearing with a variety of children

    with multiple diagnoses such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy and anglemans

    syndrome. The equipment provides support and safety, while at the same time

    freeing the therapists hands in order to work on posture, foot placement or any

    variety of things. Patients who may spend the whole day in a wheelchair are

    helped into a standing position which is beneficial for bone development as well

    as psycho-social skills. Furthermore, the Kinect has been a wonderful tool thats

    been used with patients ranging from age 5-80. On the pediatric side of things,

    the Kinect is often used as a reward ... while at the same time sneaking in some

    therapeutic exercises!!!!!!

    Pediatric Treatment Rooms Pediatric patients can now take a trip to the jungle or go under the sea when

    they receive painful procedures. This fall, the Kid Care Station at LRMC will

    open two brand new treatment rooms for use after some extensive kid-friendly

    redecorating. Their new, improved look includes amazing visual murals that are

    sure to divert childrens attention from whatever procedure they need to endure.

    This is just one of the many ways LRMCs Child Life Therapy program works to

    decrease the trauma that kids experience when they are hospitalized.

    LRMC Lactation Room In keeping with LRMCs support of working mothers, Women in Philanthropy was pleased to support

    the creation of a new employee worksite lactation room. New mothers returning to work at LRMC have

    always been supported in their efforts to provide the Gold Standard of breast milk to their babies and

    with the addition of the lactation room they will have a designated private space to express their milk on

    the job. The lactation room has two private areas for employees to express breast milk and is equipped

    with two hospital-grade Medela Lactina breast pumps, a microwave for employees who would like to heat

    their lunch, and a fully functional bathroom and sink area for washing pump parts.

    LRMCares

  • Touching Lives Fall 2011 9

    Expanded wireless supports patients and staff campus wide.

    Facebook

    LRMC Intensive Care Unit wins Florida Hospital Association award.

    Lakeland Regional Medical Center now offers expanded wireless Internet

    access to patients and visitors throughout the hospitals main campus. This

    expansion provides complete wireless coverage to all patient treatment areas

    and patient rooms. This expansion not only helps patients and visitors stay

    connected to family and friends while they are here, but also adds needed

    support for hospital initiatives, such as the roll out of the electronic medical

    administration record project that went live in October, said Elizabeth Kerns,

    Lakeland Regionals Chief Technology Officer. For more information on how

    patients can utilize the wireless network on our main campus, please go to

    www.LRMC.com and click on Patients and Visitors.

    Lakeland Regional Medical Center Foundation is on Facebook. Stay in touch

    with all our latest news and events. Share your feedback, and let us know what

    health topics you are most interested in learning more about. Like us now!

    Lakeland Regional Medical Center is very proud to be among hospitals

    recognized recently by the Florida Hospital Association for success in

    eliminating central-line bloodstream infections in its intensive care units.

    These infections pose a severe danger to vulnerable ICU patients. Central lines

    are placed into large veins, such as the internal jugular veins in the neck, for

    use in administering fluids, drawing blood and other functions. LRMC went

    nine months or longer without having any bloodstream infections associated

    with central lines in its intensive care unit on the third floor of the C wing,

    according to hospital association results released this month.

    LRMCurrents

  • 10 Touching Lives Spring 2011

    LRMCongratsStaff movements and milestones.

    With sincere appreciation

    and admiration, Lakeland

    Regional Health Systems,

    Inc. announces the

    retirement of Senior

    Vice-President/Chief

    Financial Officer Paul

    Powers. Paul has 18 years

    experience with LRMC,

    guiding the organizations

    financial path through

    many challenges and

    opportunities over the

    years. Paul was a model

    of gracious stewardship

    and dedication when he

    agreed to delay previous

    retirement plans to ensure

    a smooth transition when I

    was hired, said President/

    CEO Elaine Thompson,

    PhD. His commitment

    and leadership have been

    a steady support, and the

    Board and I are grateful

    for his willingness to serve

    through this time.

    Lakeland Regional Health

    Systems is pleased to

    announce that Evan Jones

    has accepted the Senior

    Vice-President/Chief

    Financial Officer position,

    upon Powers retirement.

    Jones has been employed

    by MainLine Health in

    Bryn Mawr, PA, serving in

    the role of Vice President

    of Finance for Lankenau

    Hospital since 2006, with

    additional responsibility

    for Riddle Hospital and

    Lankenau Institute for

    Medical Research since

    2008. Prior to joining

    MainLine Health, Jones

    served as Chief Financial

    Officer for St. Lukes

    Hospital and Health

    Network in Bethlehem,

    PA for 20 years. He earned

    his Masters in Business

    Administration from

    Wilkes University and

    his undergraduate degree

    in accounting from

    Pennsylvania State

    University. He is married

    with four children.

    Lakeland Regional Medical

    Center welcomed Michael

    Spake on June 13 as the new

    Chief Compliance and

    Integrity Officer. In this

    role, Michael oversees

    the LRMC Compliance

    and Integrity Program,

    as well as leads LRMCs

    legislative advocacy efforts

    aligning LRMC strategy

    with the health care payor

    environment. Michael came

    to LRMC from Georgia

    Health Sciences University

    (GHSU) and MCG Health

    System, in Augusta, GA,

    where he served as Chief

    Compliance and Risk

    Officer. Prior to the

    July 1, 2010 integration of

    GHSU and MCG Health,

    Inc., Michael served

    as Vice President and

    General Counsel for MCG

    Health, Inc., which was the

    operating company for the

    Medical College of Georgia

    Hospitals and Clinics. Prior

    to that, he served as the

    MCG Health, Inc. Director of

    Compliance and Privacy.

    Wilton M. Reavis, Jr., MD,

    who has more than 30

    years experience as a

    Pathologist with LRMC,

    is now Executive Vice

    President of Clinical

    Integration and Chief

    Medical Officer of

    Lakeland Regional Health

    Systems. Reavis is charged

    with overseeing the

    clinical care aspects of the

    health system, working

    to better align it with the

    medical staff and current

    or potential strategic

    partners in delivering care.

    He will develop the

    medical staff to ensure

    quality care while

    meeting the needs of

    the community. Reavis is

    also a former Chairman of

    LRMC Board of Directors.

    Powers Jones Spake Reavis

    LRMC and LRCC

    employees donated

    $257,785 in Fiscal Year 2011

  • Touching Lives Fall 2011 11

    LRMChallenge

    Annual Luncheon2011 grant recipients will be recognized

    Featuring Tracey Conway,Emmy-winning actress and heart disease survivor

    To benefit the Women in Philanthropy program for womens and childrens services at Lakeland Regional Medical Center and

    Lakeland Regional Cancer Center

    For reservations or additional information, call 863-687-1296 or

    visit www.lrmcfoundation.com

    Drop Dead

    Gorgeous!A heart disease survivors storyFriday, November 4, 2011

    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    The Lakeland Center Hollingsworth Ballroom

  • enior Care Club kicked off officially in January of

    this year offering an expanded array of programs for

    seniors that include opportunities for healthy fun, fellowship

    and learning all with a goal of improving senior health and

    better connecting seniors to their community hospital.

    LRMCommunityOver 1,200 members strong and getting stronger every day.

    S I would sum up my Senior Club experience as VERY educational. I really get the sense that Lakeland Regional cares about seniors, said Betty Bertino, a Senior Care Club

    member. Senior Care Club has more than 1,200 members

    around Polk County and 435 have attended events so far this

    year. Activities for Senior Care club include informational

    events and fun outings as well as flu shots, screenings and

    brown-bag medication programs. According to Romaine

    Zajder, another member, The programs are informative and

    all very interesting.

    Some of the past events have included a nature tour at

    Circle B Bar Reserve, a Summer Exercise Series, a movie

    screening and a quilt show. Another popular activity, with

    mary Hoover shows off her Cathedral Window quilt that was voted the

    Peoples Favorite she made it at age 82 and it was her first quilt!

    more than 25 quilts were displayed by Senior Club members and hospital

    employees/volunteers in may as a way to celebrate older Americans and

    the legacy they weave into the fabric of our community.

    Senior Care Club members are currently attending programs at LRmC on a variety of Health topics.

    Look for a new series in the spring!

    12 Touching Lives Fall 2011

  • nearly 70 seniors participating, has been classes on using Facebook, which helps the

    seniors stay connected to their community of friends and

    family. I learned something I didnt know anything about,

    said Betty Bertino about the Facebook class. There is also

    currently an ongoing Health Matters series focusing on

    strokes, safety and emergency services, healthy eating, new

    technology and advances in healthcare.

    According to MaryJane Seymour, Manager of Advanced Practice Nursing, The Senior

    Care Club fits in so well with our efforts in gerontology at LRMC. She notes, We work

    very hard to educate our nurses on the special needs of older adults and the unique risks

    they face as patients. At the same time the Care Club is making community seniors more informed about their own health and

    specific needs.

    Holly Parrish, coordinator of Senior Care Club activities adds,

    The more comfortable our seniors are with their hospital and its

    resources, the more likely they will advocate for their own health

    needs in the future. We work really hard to bring healthcare

    information to seniors in fun and social settings.

    Charles Burdette, another active club member, said recently,

    The Senior Care Club is the best bargain in the whole town.

    I cant say enough positive things. Every tour has been an eye

    opener. Its like having a buffet of useful information that is beneficial.

    In march, Senior Care Club members took to the outdoors with a private tour of the Circle B Bar Reserve.

    Seniors Club members got to test out some of the newer exercise crazes on a Saturday morning this summer thanks to our physical and occupational

    therapy team at the Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation & Sports medicine Clinic.

    Every tour has been an eye opener. Its like having a buffet of useful information that is beneficial.

    Charles Burdette, Senior Care Club member

    If you are not a member of the Senior Care Club

    and are interested in joining, you can request

    a registration form from the Foundation Office

    at 687-1296 or sign up online at www.LRMC.

    com (click on Doctors & Departments and then

    Senior Care Club).

  • Dear Friends,One year ago, I was given the opportunity to dive head-first into the exciting and challenging waters

    of Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Throughout 2011, we have faced change, as a nation, a state

    and a hospital. Thank you for your continued support, as LRMC remains committed to delivering

    national-level patient safety, clinical care and satisfaction at the lowest possible cost to our patients

    so that our hospital remains viable for our community.

    As we look forward to the great journey ahead, our priority is to promote individual and community

    health, wellness and disease prevention. We are committed to achieving these goals by working with our community partners

    and educating and serving as a resource to the public. It is our hope that our friends in this area, and surrounding areas, will take

    advantage of our vast educational opportunities to become proactive with their health. LRMC will also take all appropriate

    measures to ensure affordable access to healthcare.

    This year, LRMC has diligently worked, and will continue to work, to develop a fiscally strong and collaborative health system.

    We created an organizational structure centered on quality, performance improvement and patient safety.

    Among the most exciting changes was the recruitment of a new Executive Vice President for Clinical Integration. Dr. Mack Reavis,

    whose position at LRMC is the number-two role, will lead the clinical integration and physician engagement. Dr. Reavis will focus

    our efforts on improving access, affordability, equality in the care provided, patient safety, clinical outcomes, patient empowerment

    and patient and family satisfaction.

    We are also addressing the significant financial challenges to healthcare and are excited about the leadership and energy our

    new Chief Financial Officer Evan Jones and Chief Compliance Officer Michael Spake bring to our organization. Their combined

    experience in financial growth, innovation and government relations will strengthen us as we deal with such issues as this years

    Medicaid reductions (amounting to a $12 million net impact on LRMC) and a $12 million lease payment to the City of Lakeland. We

    are eagerly working with our community partners and City leaders to find solutions that serve all of our needs and, most importantly,

    serve those in need of healthcare.

    Rest assured that now more than ever, Lakeland Regional will research and evaluate all projects to ensure that wise investments are

    made. We will continue to grow in ways that benefit our patients. From offering state-of-the-art technology, elite healthcare providers,

    fully electronic medical records and cutting-edge procedures, we vow to further broaden and expand quality healthcare services.

    As we look forward to 2012 and beyond, Lakeland Regional maintains its commitment to create the best healthcare experiences,

    and our patients will always be top-of-mind. We will place a tenacious focus on clinical services, while advocating for ways we can

    help achieve affordable healthcare. Again, thank you for your support and partnership as we navigate these waters together with

    a common goal: exceptional patient care.

    In View of

    Elaine C. Thompson, PhDPresident & CEOLakeland Regional Medical Center

    14 Touching Lives Fall 2011

  • What happens when you put together one part celebrity chef and onepart creative cooking? e end result is an exciting and scrumptiousevening that includes delicious food and entertainment, which is sure toplease even the most discriminating palate. Plans are under way forCookin Men 2012, which will include more than 70 communityleaders cooking their specialties all to benet the LRMC FoundationWomen in Philanthropy program for womens & childrens services atLakeland Regional Medical Center and Lakeland Regional CancerCenter. The event includes all the ingredients for a fun and excitingevening, and its all for a great cause. In the months to come, get yourtaste buds ready and watch for what other plans are simmering forCookin Men 2012.

    When: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 7 p.m.Where: e Lakeland CenterInformation: 863.687.1296 orwww.cookinmen.org

    Its time to start planning for cookin men 2012SaveTheDate

    Good Health from Generation to Generation.

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    Individual event tickets are $50 and sponsorship packages are available.

  • Nonprofit org.u.S. Postage

    PAIDLakeland, FLPermit No. 1P.O. Box 95448 Lakeland, Florida 33804

    www.lrmcfoundation.com 863/687-1296

    2011 - 2012 Board Members

    Art RowbothamChAIR

    M. Hunt BerrymanVICE ChAIR

    Elaine Thompson, Ph.D.SECRETARy/TREASURER

    John A. Attaway, Jr.

    Dale E. Dreyer

    Ed Garcia, M.D.

    Bret D. Henricks, M.D.

    Ginny A. Houghton

    Joseph P. Mawhinney

    Stephen A. Moore, Jr.

    William K. Pou, Jr.

    Butch Rahman

    Linda Rich

    Sandra G. Sheets

    Jack Varasse

    Tracy A. Wilson

    Douglas Wimberly, Sr.

    StaffKen Menefee, CFRE, FAHPExECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Holly Parrish, CFREDIRECTOR OF PLANNED GIVING AND MAjOR GIFTS

    Paula Higgins, CFREMANAGER OF ANNUAL GIVING AND SPECIAL PROjECTS

    Jennifer GarrardDEVELOPMENT OFFICER

    Julia DiSpadaDEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

    Mallory MooreFOUNDATION INTERN

    LRmCalendar

    November 4 FRIDAYWomen in Philanthropy Luncheon11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.The Lakeland CenterTickets - $40 (advanced purchase required)

    November 8 TueSDAY Senior Care Club Long-term Care Planning/Insurance & Estate PlanningFree - Lunch & Learn Program 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.LRmCCall 413-5843 to register

    November 20 SuNDAYSenior Care Club goes to the Theatre Anything Goes! (a musical by Cole Porter)2:00 p.m. Lakeland Community TheatreTickets - $18 eachCall 413-5843 to register

    march 10 SATuRDAYCookin Men 20127:00 p.m. The Lakeland Centerwww.cookinmen.org

    Please write to the executive Director of the Lakeland Regional medical Center Foundation at our address if you wish to have your name removed from the list to receive fund-raising requests supporting Lakeland Regional medical Center or Cancer Center in the future. You may request a Fundraising opt-out form to facilitate your request. The request will become effective when we receive and proces s it.

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    OUR MISSION:Touching Lives Through Caring and Sharing

    LRmC Foundation develops resources that support the medical Center and the Cancer Center in providing access to the best healthcare available.

    Through philanthropic support, the quality of life for our patients, their families and loved ones will be enhanced and lives will be saved.

    Because lives are touched through caring and sharing, we encourage giving to life and a lifetime of giving.

    Scan here for more information on the Foundation.

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