Winter Haven Hospital, serves eastern Polk County in central Florida, with general medical, surgical, and emergency care. The health care facility also offers specialty care in areas such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, and a memory clinic for patients suffering from dementia and other memory disorders. The hospital's Regency Medical Center provides maternity and other health care services for women and newborns. Outpatient care is provided through an ambulatory surgery and diagnostic center and several community clinics. Winter Haven Hospital is owned by Tampa-based BayCare Health System ; it was founded in 1926 as a charter hospital.