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 Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies

Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, is a 315-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of women and babies. As part of Arnold Palmer Medical Center, the hospital is Magnet®-designated for its commitment to quality patient care, safety, research, and service excellence. The hospital is a leader in neonatal intensive care, and comprehensive healthcare for women throughout all stages of life, providing a wide range of services in obstetric and gynecologic care. Winnie Palmer Hospital has been recognized as an Academic Center of Excellence in minimally invasive surgery. Its highly-trained physicians utilize the most advanced technology to effectively treat the vast majority of gynecologic conditions with fewer complications and faster recoveries. The hospital also includes comprehensive fetal diagnostics, labor and delivery services, maternal intensive care, and one of the largest centers for neonatal intensive care in the country. Annually, more than 13,000 babies are expected to be born at Winnie Palmer Hospital, making it one of the busiest in the country. The hospital also ranks in the top 10 percent nationally for patient satisfaction. To learn more, visit About Us or

May 31, 2016