Lauren Lettelier grew up on a 160 acre cattle ranch in Citra, Florida (northern Marion County), but frequently visits Gainesville/Alachua County.
She recently accepted the position of Director of PR and Communications for North Florida Regional Medical Center and started in April 2019. Before coming to NFRMC, Lauren worked at WCJB TV20 News as the Ocala Bureau Reporter and Weekend Anchor until September 2014 when she accepted the Public Information Officer position at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. She served the citizens of Marion County in that position until March 2019.
North Florida Regional Medical Center is truly North Central Florida’s community hospital. The hospital’s culture is so unique and incredible. As soon as you walk on our campus, you will notice people smiling and welcoming you. It’s truly an incredible place of healing for our community. NFRMC is a 432-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care center serving North Central Florida and offering comprehensive cardiovascular care, oncology, orthopedics, neurosciences, minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, weight loss surgery and treatment, senior care, women's health and wound therapy, among other services. A proven leader, NFRMC is fully accredited, is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Quality Top Performer by The Joint Commission, is an accredited Chest Pain Center, is designated as a Blue Distinction (tm) Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, and earned a position in Truven Health's Top 100 Hospitals in 2017. North Florida Regional Medical Center is a member of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Based in Nashville, Tennessee, HCA is the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 177 hospitals and 119 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and Great Britain.Lauren attended her first GAWN meeting last month and she greatly enjoyed connecting with a network of professional business women in our community, and about learning about how she can support those women and their ambitions. Her advice to others -
“Don’t give up! Think out of the box and work harder than everyone else. That is truly the key to success!”
In addition to her duties at NFRMC, Lauren helps her family run their 160 acre cattle ranch called Lettelier Brangus, which is located in Citra, Florida. Together, they have raised some of the finest Brangus cattle the state of Florida has to offer. Lauren and her family are very passionate about guiding and empowering our youth in agriculture, spending their”free time” hosting fun and educational workshops in an effort to inspire those children interested in the cattle industry.