Arnold Palmer Hospital & Winnie Palmer Hospital Receive National Hospital Designations

December 08, 2017

Orlando, FL (December 7, 2017) – Orlando Health’s women and children’s facilities have been named Top Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. Fewer than six percent of U.S. hospitals achieve this prestigious recognition. 

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has been designated a Top Children’s Hospital, one of only 10 hospitals in the U.S. to earn this designation. Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies is also a Top Teaching Hospital, one of only 36 hospitals in the nation to achieve this award. 

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as two of the top hospitals in the country,” said Kathy Swanson, president of the Arnold Palmer Medical Center, which includes both facilities. “Each member of our team is dedicated to providing excellent care to our patients with a promise to be the best hospital possible for the children and families we care for every day.”

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The selection of Top Hospitals 2017 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored, visit


Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, is a 156-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, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology and sports medicine. The Bert Martin’s Champions for Children Emergency Department & Trauma Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital is part of the only Level One Trauma Center in the area, and is the first facility in Central Florida to provide emergency care exclusively for pediatric patients. Visit to learn more about all of our specialties.


Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, is a 350-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of women and babies. The hospital includes comprehensive fetal diagnostics and labor and delivery services, a regional center for neonatal intensive care, maternal intensive care and women’s services.  Annually, more than 14,000 babies are expected to be born at Winnie Palmer Hospital, making it the busiest labor and delivery unit in the state of Florida. To learn more, visit