Regency Renamed Winter Haven Women's Hospital

November 07, 2014

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – November 7, 2014 – Winter Haven Hospital’s Regency for Women and Infants has changed its name to Winter Haven Women’s Hospital.

The 61-bed acute care facility, built in 1987 at 101 Avenue O Southeast in Winter Haven, Florida, is part of Winter Haven Hospital (WHH), a BayCare Health System hospital. The Regency name was given by the developer before WHH purchased the building. 

“Recent consumer and physician research supports changing the name to Winter Haven Women’s Hospital,” said Steve Nierman, President of Winter Haven Hospital. “The change connects the women’s services to Winter Haven Hospital.” 

Patients at Winter Haven Women’s Hospital can expect access to the same physicians and award-winning services. It includes a Level II NICU and staffs obstetric hospitalists for 24-hour coverage. In 2013, the facility delivered more than 1,600 babies and performed more than 1,800 surgeries. It is a recipient of the Premier Award for Quality in the area of Maternal and Neonatal Care, and recognized by the March of Dimes for committing to its “Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait” campaign to reduce early elective deliveries. 

In addition to the new name, the building is currently undergoing interior and exterior renovations, including development of a Breast Center expected to open in early 2015. The Breast Center will offer women’s imaging services such as 3D mammography, breast ultrasound, and bone density osteoporosis screenings (DEXA). 

“The new name and look reflect Winter Haven Hospital’s mission,” said Nierman. “With the upgrades in progress, we’re excited to offer advanced and comprehensive services to the women in our community.” 

Crews will complete installation of new exterior street signs in mid-November. The sign at 101 Avenue O Southeast will reflect the new name. Updated signage reflecting Winter Haven Hospital’s consolidation to BayCare is also being installed for the Center for Behavioral Health at 1201 First Street South, the Community Blood Center at 460 First Street North, and WHH main campus at 200 Avenue F Northeast. 

About Winter Haven Hospital 

Established in 1926, Winter Haven Hospital is a 529-bed facility accredited by the Joint Commission. On Aug. 30, 2013, Winter Haven Hospital joined the Tampa Bay area-based BayCare Health System to become the system’s 11th not-for-profit hospital. More than 300 board-certified physicians comprise the medical staff, covering specialties such as stroke, open heart, obstetrics and gynecology, and emergency services. In addition, the hospital is recognized as a Magnet Nursing Center of Excellence, a prestigious designation held by less than seven percent of hospitals nationwide. Winter Haven Hospital has more than 2,500 employees, making it east Polk County’s largest private employer, and has been recognized by Polk Works Workforce 2020 as one of the county’s best places to work. Winter Haven Hospital is located at 200 Avenue F NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881 and serves as the major medical center for east Polk County and the U.S. Highway 27/Ridge Corridor. For more information, call (863) 293-1121 or visit  

About BayCare Health System 

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Comprised of a network of 13 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 300 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. BayCare’s hospitals include: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Women’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Hospital-South (opening in early 2015), South Florida Baptist and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at