► The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees created a 15-member presidential search selection committee that will work to find the institution’s second president following the announcement that Dr. Randy Avent will be stepping down from his role as president.
► Florida Presbyterian, a retirement community in Lakeland, has agreed to an affiliation with Westminster Communities of Florida, a nonprofit senior living provider.
► Watson Clinic, in Lakeland, achieved Certificates of Recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
► Southern Homes will begin construction on Clubhouse Acres, located in South Lakeland, off Clubhouse Road/CR 540, which will feature nine homesites comprised of single-family homes, ranging in size from approximately 2,400 to 3,000 square feet.
► MIDFLORIDA Credit Union donated nearly $75,000 towards the creation of the MIDFLORIDA Esports Center, inside the Coleman-Bush building, in Lakeland.
► Empath Hospice, a member of Empath Health, has been granted a license by the Agency for Health Care Administration to begin caring for patients and families in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties.