Winnie Palmer Hospital Celebrates 10 Years, Showers Baby with Gifts

Every day, Winnie Palmer Hospital delivers more than 30 babies. Today (March 30), one particular baby stands out for a special reason.

Christian Alexander is the first baby born on Winnie Palmer Hospital’s 10th birthday. He was born at 12:03 this morning, weighing 7lbs, 7 oz.

To celebrate the occasion, the hospital threw a surprise shower for the new baby and his parents, Dianne and Victor Shotko. Joining in on the fun was the Van Dyke family, including mom, Tara, and 10-year old Evan, who was the first baby ever born at Winnie Palmer Hospital ten years ago. They wheeled in a baby carriage full of baby items and presented them to the family.

Since opening its doors 10 years ago, Winnie Palmer Hospital has been one of the top labor and delivery hospitals in the country. Annually, more than 13,000 babies are expected to be delivered there. The hospital is known for its expertise in treating women with high-risk pregnancies, and a world-class neonatal intensive care unit to care for babies born prematurely or with other health concerns.

Join us in celebrating our 10 year anniversary.


Kena Lewis
Media Relations Director
Orlando Health
Mobile: 407-403-1661
Email: [email protected]

About Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies

Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies is a 285-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of women and babies. The hospital includes comprehensive fetal diagnostics and labor and delivery services, a regional center for neonatal intensive care, maternal intensive care and women’s services. Annually, more than 14,000 babies are expected to be born at Winnie Palmer Hospital, making it the busiest labor and delivery unit in the state of Florida. To learn more, visit