Welcome to Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, an extraordinary new facility designed to serve the unique healthcare needs of women and babies in a caring, family-centered environment.
Our 11-story hospital provides complete women's care from obstetrics and high-risk births to infertility and gynecological services, as well as one of the nation's largest and most successful neonatal intensive care units.
The comfort of our patients is the cornerstone upon which the hospital was built. Special attention has been placed on creating a soothing, healing environment with warm decor and natural ambiance. And because Winnie Palmer Hospital is part of Orlando Regional Healthcare, patients benefit form a full range of the most advanced services available - all delivered with personalized attention and compassion.
Each of our 30 specially designed birthing rooms is equipped to accommodate the entire birth process from labor through delivery. Anesthesia is available 24/7 with an anesthesiologist in-house, providing a variety of anesthesia options for the laboring patient. The mother has her choice of support people who are encouraged to take an active role in labor, birth, postpartum and newborn care. They can be present throughout the hospital as she wishes. In addition, families are encouraged to act as the primary caregivers for their infants while in the hospital.
- Since labor and delivery is an intimate time for new families, visitors are limited in the direct area. Patients are more than welcome to have one support person with them at all times and may have two additional visitors after the initial assessment on the unit. For the convenience of visitors who are not in the labor room, pagers are available at the reception desk upon request. While there is not a formal waiting area on Labor and Delivery, the globe area on the first floor is a wonderful place for guests to wait during their visit. The globe area provides access to our gift shop, cafeteria and outside seating area.
- Our visitation policy in Labor and Delivery requires that all children have a dedicated adult to supervise them, separate from the patient’s support person. Despite all of the preparation that parents provide for soon-to-be siblings, there is always a chance that the child visitor will react differently to the birth experience than expected. So that your support person can remain focused on you during the labor process, we ask that another adult be present to support your child’s needs including visits to the restroom and taking the child home if your labor extends for a long period of time. Both adult visitors and your child would be allowed in the labor and delivery room throughout your stay.
- Our Labor and Delivery department admits patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including emergencies and imminent deliveries. In the event that a patient comes in who must be admitted immediately, scheduled inductions may be delayed or rescheduled. A nurse manager will update you if there are any changes to your appointment time.
For more details about Labor & Delivery see our Labor & Delivery