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About Us

About the Winter Haven Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

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. 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. 

The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation provides philanthropic support to patients cared for by Winter Haven Hospital, the Bostick Heart Center, the Cassidy Cancer Center, Winter Haven Women’s Hospital, and the many other services which the not-for-profit Winter Haven Hospital provides to our community. In addition, the Foundation helps underwrite many other patient care services our not-for-profit, patient-centered organization provides to the community we serve. Your investment in the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation supports state-of-the-art medical care, cutting-edge technology and equipment, and top quality education and training for Winter Haven Hospital professionals.

Thank you for your generous consideration to support the 2017 “Fore the Love” event. All of the proceeds raised from this year’s event will be utilized locally to support the following:


  • Help underwrite services to support the care of premature and sick babies cared for at Winter Haven Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • Locally support the most current and urgent needs of Winter Haven Hospital patients

What Makes Us Special

Established in 2012 by John & Tracy Scheck, the Polk County Cup Tennis Tournament was started with the mission to raise funds to support the tiniest of patients served at the Winter Haven Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This year the event has been rebranded, and in addition to tennis, “Fore the Love”, will now feature golf and a tailgate party. Fore the Love, within the GiveWell Community Foundation, will raise funds to help support the following areas here in our local community.

  • Help underwrite services to support the care of premature and sick babies cared for at Winter Haven Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • Locally support the most current and urgent needs of Winter Haven Hospital patients

About Winter Haven Hospital

Built in 1987, Winter Haven Women’s Hospital (formerly the Regency Center for Women and Infants) is a 61-bed facility accredited by the Joint Commission. The Winter Haven Women’s Hospital (WHWH) is dedicated to the unique needs of women and newborns by providing on-site obstetric services 24 hours a day/7 days a week, a level II neonatal intensive care unit, education classes, an outpatient surgery center and a Breast and Imaging Center.

The WHWH NICU is equipped with sophisticated monitoring equipment and skillful, caring staff, and a place where sick and premature newborns can receive special, around-the-clock care by highly trained neonatologists until they are healthy enough to go home. As a Level II NICU, the WHWH NICU team provides care for babies born at 28 weeks or later who weigh more than 1000 grams (2.2 pounds); who might have inability to maintain body temperature; who may have difficulty with oral feedings; who are moderately ill with issues that are expected to be quickly resolved and are not anticipated to need emergency subspecialty services.

Your generosity will help care for and make a huge impact for the tiniest of patients cared for at the Winter Haven Women’s Hospital.