Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies Receive Top Hospital Awards

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has been named a Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit operated by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The group also named Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies a Top Teaching Hospital.

The Top Hospital program is one of the most elite hospital quality awards in the country and identifies facilities that have systems in place to prevent medical errors, provide top-notch care and lower readmission rates. “This is great news for our team,” said Dr. Lawrence Spack, chief quality officer for Arnold Palmer Hospital. “We’re grateful to be recognized for the dedicated and excellent care we provide for our patients every day.”

A new category in 2016, the Top Teaching Hospital designation was given to 29 hospitals nationwide. “We are honored to have the opportunity to train the next generation of physicians and nursing staff,” said Louise Kaigle, chief nursing officer for Arnold Palmer Hospital and Winnie Palmer Hospital.

This year, The Leapfrog Group also placed Arnold Palmer Hospital and Winnie Palmer Hospital in the top decile in the nation. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2016 Top Hospitals, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.

ARNOLD PALMER HOSPITAL for CHILDREN

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, is a 158-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of children. Located in Orlando, Arnold Palmer Hospital provides expertise in pediatric specialties such as cardiac care, craniomaxillofacial surgery, critical care, emergency and trauma care, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, hematology/oncology, hospitalist services, orthopedics, pulmonology and sports medicine. In 2013, the hospital achieved Magnet® designation, the “gold standard” for nursing’s contribution to quality patient care, safety, research, and service excellence. Visit www.arnoldpalmerhospital.com to learn more about all of our specialties.

WINNIE PALMER HOSPITAL for WOMEN & BABIES


Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, is a 315-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of women and babies. As part of Arnold Palmer Medical Center, the hospital is Magnet®-designated for its commitment to quality patient care, safety, research, and service excellence. It is a leader in neonatal intensive care, and comprehensive healthcare for women throughout all stages of life, providing a wide range of services in obstetric and gynecologic care. Winnie Palmer Hospital has been recognized as an Academic Center of Excellence in minimally invasive surgery. Its highly-trained physicians utilize the most advanced technology to effectively treat the vast majority of gynecologic conditions with fewer complications and faster recoveries. The hospital also includes comprehensive fetal diagnostics, labor and delivery services, maternal intensive care, and the largest center for neonatal intensive care in the world. Annually, more than 13,000 babies are expected to be born at Winnie Palmer Hospital, making it one of the busiest in the country. The hospital also ranks in the top 10 percent nationally for patient satisfaction. To learn more, visit or www.accordingtowinnie.com.


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December 09, 2016