Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Florida regional health provider is the newest member of Mayo Clinic’s Care Network. 

It was announced Wednesday that Lakeland Regional Health has joined the southeast region of the Mayo network. Lakeland Regional Health is a not-for-profit system whose 849-bed medical center is the fifth largest hospital in Florida. It also operates the busiest single-site Emergency Department in the state. Lakeland is located in central Florida between Orlando and Tampa.

“The benefits this new collaboration brings to our patients and families, physicians and clinicians are tremendous,” says Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center President and Lakeland Regional Health Chief Medical Officer Timothy J. Regan, M.D. “Joining the Mayo Clinic Care Network provides the 624 accomplished and dedicated physicians of our medical staff with unique tools and services with which to continue the clinical excellence and innovative care our patients expect and deserve.”

The Mayo Clinic Care Network has more than 40 member organizations in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.