The Palmer Family Legacy of Caring Continues
The Palmer family legacy is flourishing as the new Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies opens in 2006, thanks to countless individuals, organizations and companies who have joined in Orlando Regional Healthcare's mission to improve the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities we serve. As a tribute to Winnie's many years of dedication, the new hospital for women and babies is named in her honor.
Together, Arnold and Winner Palmer helped form this vision for the hospital, and there is no one who better represents its core values of caring, service and commitment to excellence.
Winnie once wrote, "Nothing is more precious that the life and health of a child. And in many ways no medical challenge is greater than the care of seriously ill or injured children. It's not simply a matter of treating small adults. The care of children, especially infants, requires specialized equipment, expertise, and training."
The Winnie Palmer Hospital fills a critical need, providing much needed space to meet the demand for labor and delivery services that is outpacing the region's population growth. In 2005, the Arnold Palmer Hospital delivered more than 11,000 babies – 40 percent of all deliveries in the tri-county area – making it the busiest labor and delivery unit in the state and the third busiest in the nation. It also meets the demand for obstetric, gynecological and pediatric services that has risen for more than a decade.
The new hospital will provide important services for women at every stage of life, contains the capacity to meet future growth, and creates much needed room for the Arnold Palmer Hospital to expand its pediatric services.
The Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies will continue to exemplify the same nurturing, patient-centered philosophy demonstrated every day at the Arnold Palmer Hospital.
The Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies will join the renamed Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families to comprise the Arnold Palmer Medical Center – a concentration of services focusing on the special needs of children and women in Central Florida and beyond.
Proceeds from the Bay Hill Invitational presented by MasterCard benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.
For tickets to the 2006 Bay Hill Invitational presented by MasterCard, or for more information, log on to the tournament web site, www.bayhillinvitational.com, or call the Bay Hill ticket office at 407-876-7774 or toll free at 1-866-764-4843.