Winter Haven Hospital
Established in 1926, Winter Haven Hospital is a 468-bed facility accredited by the Joint Commission. More than 350 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 five 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 part of BayCare Health System, a leading community-based health system that includes 15 not-for-profit hospitals, as well as outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care. With more than 200 access points, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.
Winter Haven means living the lakeside lifestyle, with over 55 lakes to ski, wakeboard, paddleboard, kayak, flyboard, jet ski or simply watch the vibrant orange and pink sunsets from the dock. Winter Haven is home to the most beautiful, entertaining and interactive theme park and hotel in the world, LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Winter Haven is the future of economic development in Central Florida with the recent additions of the CSX Intermodal Logistics Center, the high speed internet network Florida Lamda Rail, the Advanced Technology Center at Polk State College and near to the state's newest STEM-focused public university, Florida Polytechnic University. Centrally located between Tampa and Orlando, Winter Haven is 1 hour from both international airports and thousands of restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Winter Haven is a great place to live/work and close to everything that counts (including the beaches, 1 1/2 hours away on both coasts).