Clinical Specialties & Areas
There’s plenty of room to grow at Winter Haven Hospital
Nurses at Winter Haven Hospital have the opportunity to select from numerous clinical specialties and areas. From basic medical and surgical patients to the critically complex, nurses are encouraged to seek the clinical area where they will grow professionally and experience personal career satisfaction. Feeling stagnant in a particular area or specialty? Winter Haven Hospital offers nurses numerous opportunities in other clinical areas—and the ability to start a whole new professional chapter of their lives!
Click on any of the following patient care units to learn more about our services. Click on any member of our senior leadership team to learn more about the nurses who lead our nurses.
Patient Services - Mary Jo Schreiber, MSN, RN, Vice-President
Winter Haven Hospital Campus
Critical Care - Debra Nieto-Wolf, MSN, ARNP-BC, Executive Director
- Surgical ICU (SICU)
- Medical ICU (MICU)
- Cardiac Intensive Unit (CICU)
- Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
- Cardiovascular Unit (CVU)
- Cardiac Catheterization Lab
- Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
Acute Care - Jennifer Neff, MSN, RN, Executive Director
- Advanced Medical Care Unit (AMCU)
- Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU)
- Cassidy Cancer Center, Infusion Therapy
Acute Care - Walter Lupke, MBA, RN, Executive Director
- Neurology & Surgical Unit
- Medical Services Unit (MSU)
- Orthopeadic Specialty Unit (OSU)
- Medical Surgical Diabetes Center (MSDC)
Behavioral Health & Rehabilitative Care
Surgical Services - Donald Gale, MD, MBA, Vice-President
- Main OR
- Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
- CVOR Suites
- Ambulatory Surgery & Diagnostic Center (AS&DC)
- Regency Day Surgery Center (RDS)
Emergency Services - Jenny Blank, BSN, MA, RN, Executive Director
Other Nursing Services
Regency Center for Women and Infants
The Regency Center for Women and Infants is the second campus, located at 101 Ave. O, SE-just 1.4 miles south of Winter Haven Hospital. This 50-bed specialty hospital is devoted to women's services & eye surgery. Patient care units include:
Women's Services - Susie Hart, MSN, RNC-NIC, Executive Director
Other Specialty Services
The Imaging Center offers low cost screening mammograms to assist in the early detection of breast cancer.
- Health and Wellness Library
Staffed by a full-time resource coordinator, this comfortable setting offers books, videos, online searches, & other resources for women.
- Speakers Bureau
Offers free programs on women's health topics take to area businesses and community groups.
- Lactation Services
Our Lactation Consultants give specialized assistance to breastfeeding families, offering inpatient and outpatient consults. Pumps and other supplies are available.
for patients in Winter Haven Hospital & the Regency Center for Women and Infants:
- Clinical Nurse Educators
are experts in their area(s) of clinical practice. They assist with Nursing Orientation for all nurses, from new graduates to highly seasoned nurses. They mentor staff and act as a resource to those who are transitioning into Winter Haven Hospital’s innovative and Culture of Caring! Unsure of how to implement a new process? Let the Clinical Nurse Educator know and they will organize "just in time" learning situations. They have demonstrations with hands-on return skills to help nurses with new equipment. Are you looking to expand your knowledge base for continuing education or certification? They also present CE seminars that include current, evidence-based practice as well as certification reviews so that nurses can "stay on their game"!
- Medical imaging
has the most current technology in Nuclear Medicine with PET scanning, MRI, CT scanning, Ultrasound, Mammography, comprehensive interventional radiology and vascular services as well as routine studies.
- Radiation Oncology ~
provide comprehensive therapy under the direction of an on-staff radiation oncologist, using cutting edge technology & equipment (IMRT/IGRT, 3D conformal radiation, seed implants, and high dose brachytherapy for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation [HDR])
houses most in-patient work, occasionally sending out; however, the lab is a service provider to many of the area facilities and physician offices.
services are decentralized with clinical pharmacists providing services to all patient care areas.
- Rehabilitation Services
provides Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology for Acute Care including Orthopedics and Neurogenics, for the acute care setting, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatients.
- Respiratory Services
offers the latest in respiratory care services, pulmonary rehabilitation, and lung function testing to our service area population.
- Nutrition Services
offers inpatient and outpatient services by a team of Registered Dieticians. Our cafeteria, The Basement Bistro, serves patients, families, employees, and physicians.
- Education Services
offers community, staff and patient education programs; Winter Haven Hospital is a BLS, ACLS & PALS provider, offering courses on site regularly. Nurse, staff & physician education offered, including comprehensive courses (with CE credit) on the latest in patient care and treatment in a number of clinical specialties. Services include a research library with a full-time librarian to assist staff, physicians and visitors. Our patient diabetes education program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
- Information Technology/Clinical Informatics
implements and maintains clinical systems including at-the-elbow support for all clinicians using physician portal, documentation, medication administration, and order entry systems at the point of care.
- Health Information Systems
include coding, transcription, tumor registry and maintenance of medical records. This involves working closely with the medical staff as well as care management / utilization review.
- Materials Management
involves purchasing, print shop, & mail services.
- Admitting, Business Office, and Accounting
services include internal recovery process and maintaining appropriate records for financial as well as patient documentation.
- Environmental Services
involves extensive cleaning services. The linen department contracts with other healthcare facilities in the area to provide linen services daily.
- Patient Transport
provides timely transporting of patients for therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
provides maintenance services for air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, building maintenance, medical equipment, and medical systems. Oversees Safety functions.
- Facility Planning
provides space planning, program development, renovation planning and new construction services.
Other campuses & offices of Winter Haven Hospital, Inc., include:
- GIL JONES (Winter Haven)
houses numerous support services including the Business Office.
- CENTER for BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (CBH)
provides comprehensive outpatient mental health & counseling services for adults & children (individual & group). Located at:
- Sweet CenterMore About the Center for Behavioral Health
1201 1st Street South
Winter Haven, FL (across from the Regency Center for Women and Infants)
- FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS (FHC)More About the Family Health Centers
offer one-stop medical care for the entire family. There are several convenient locations, including: Haines City, Winter Haven (2), Auburndale, Bartow & Lake Wales all with Board Certified Physicians and a wide range of primary care services for children ages two and over, adolescents, and adults.
- Winter Haven Hospital Community Blood CenterMore About the Blood Center
is a community blood bank serving the needs of patients and hospitals in Eastern Polk County via three blood mobiles and two physical locations: Winter Haven Hospital campus and the Lake Wales Medical Center in Lake Wales.