Grand Opening Celebration & Ribbon Cutting
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Bradenton, Florida – June 18, 2019 – On Thursday, July 11, 2019, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) will host a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting in honor of the completion on the $28.5 million dollar expansion project. The event will take place in LWRMC’s main floor lobby from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. which will include a reception and ribbon cutting ceremony with the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance. Following the ribbon cutting, guests are invited to tour the newly renovated and expanded service lines.
The expansion project broke ground in early 2018 and included two new operating rooms, advanced MRI system and suite, new CT scanner, an additional heart catheterization lab, a new location for the Breast Health Center and much more.
Manatee Healthcare System Group Vice President & Manatee Memorial Hospital CEO, Kevin DiLallo, stated, “We are excited to bring this level of advanced medical technology to the community within the OR, Cath Lab and Imaging services. September 1, 2019, marks the 15th anniversary for Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and I am proud of the growth within the hospital and local community. Growth means improving services for our patients in their own local communities – this is the heart of our mission.”
CEO of LWRMC, Andy Guz, added, “The hospital’s new MRI, surgical services and many other upgrades are equipping doctors and providers with the tools they need to provide a higher level of care to our community. Technology is an important component of this growth; from innovative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment, robotic-assisted surgery and advanced 3D Mammogram screening, efforts are continually underway to improve the patient experience.”
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Chairman of the Board of Governors, Dr. Robert Hillstrom, stated, “The Board of Governors continues to strive for service excellence, continuous improvement in measurable ways, employee development, ethical and fair treatment for all, teamwork, compassion and innovation in service delivery.”
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Grand Opening Celebration & Ribbon Cutting Agenda
5:00 p.m. | Reception
5:30 p.m. | Opening Remarks
6:00 p.m. | Ribbon Cutting and photos
6:10 p.m. | Tours of OR/Cath Lab/MRI and overall expansion ###
About Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is the hospital of choice for many families in the Manatee/Sarasota region. Since it opened in September 2004, the hospital has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. The Gold Seal of Approval is recognized across the nation as a symbol of quality that shows the hospital's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The hospital has also received consecutive 'A' ratings in Fall of 2018 for patient safety in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
Patients at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center have access to a medical staff of more than 550 physicians and allied health professionals who practice in a comprehensive range of specialties and use the hospital's advanced medical technology. Among the members of the medical staff are surgeons whose specialties include cardiovascular, gynecological, spine and joint and reconstructive procedures.
Physicians are on the medical staff of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. The hospital is not liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. For language assistance, disability accommodations and the non-discrimination notice, visit our website.