Lakeland Regional Medical Center, which recently opened a new family health center, has won a $4 million grant in a new state initiative to encourage more primary care for low-income Floridians.
LRMC is one of 28 winners in the state sharing $35 million in grants. In this region, five organizations were awarded a total of $13.4 million.
Aside from LRMC, the local winners are:
--Suncoast Community Health Centers, based in Riverview, $3.8 million.
--Tampa Family Health Centers, two grants, $2.5 million and $590,000.
--Tampa General Hospital, nearly $1.9 million.
--Pinellas County Health Department, $560,000.