Lakeland Regional Health Collaboration
Southeastern University is excited to announce a new collaboration with Lakeland Regional Health to provide medical care for students beginning in fall 2020. Lakeland Regional Health works hard to ensure the health and wellness of local college students, staffing clinics on several campuses in the area.
“Lakeland Regional Health is committed to strengthening the health and safety of our community, particularly on our college campuses,” said Sarah Bhagat, CLSSBB, Lakeland Regional Health Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Lakeland Regional Health Physician Group, Ambulatory Operations and Organizational Effectiveness. “We are thrilled that Southeastern University entrusts us to provide exceptional medical care for its students and peace of mind to their families.”
About This Program
The collaboration, which begins when classes resume on September 2, 2020, includes a full-time Physician Assistant at Southeastern University’s Health Services Center. Students who visit the Health Services Center will be able to be treated by Lakeland Regional Health’s Physician Assistant for illnesses, injuries, prescription refills, vaccinations, and sports physicals.
With this partnership, Megan Wagner, a Physician Assistant at Lakeland Regional Health, will lead the campus Health Services department. Previously, Megan was an assistant professor in the College of Natural & Health Sciences for five years and has worked as a physician assistant. Megan is also a 2008 graduate of SEU.
Wagner will oversee the medical services and counseling services on campus. The partnership with LRH will also provide practical experience for undergraduate students in the nursing and counseling fields to work in the department.
“We are very excited and grateful to be able to partner with one of the leading hospitals in our state,” said Southeastern University President Dr. Kent Ingle. “Lakeland Regional Health has provided many opportunities for our students to gain experience off-campus, so we are looking forward to partnering with them on-campus.”
“This opportunity will help us provide premier health services for our students and enhance our on-campus experience as we look to provide a healthy and safe environment for our community.”