A physician from Winter Haven Women’s Hospital has received Winter Haven Hospital’s quarterly Physician Recognition Award. Rafique Mahmood, an obstetrics hospitalist, was selected for the honor for the first quarter of 2017.
As an OB hospitalist, Dr. Mahmood specializes in providing care for patients in labor. She is part of a specialized team that is available 24/7 at the Women’s Hospital. Dr. Mahmood examines patients, tracks progress of labor, and coordinates care between nurses, anesthesiologists, other obstetricians, and neonatologists.
Dr. Mahmood earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physics and computer engineering and before focusing on medicine, worked for NASA as an engineer and software developer. She went on to earn her medical degree in 2002, with a focus on women’s health care. She did her OB/GYN residencies in Michigan and Georgia and is board certified.
Hospital staff and colleagues who nominated her called her compassionate, and a patient advocate with grace and great patience. One nomination said she was “caring and compassionate towards all of her patients and coworkers and is always willing to teach others.” Another one read, “It is a pleasure to know and work beside Dr. Mahmood.”
Dr. Mahmood’s husband attended the surprise ceremony, along with her colleagues and coworkers. The Winter Haven Hospital Physician Recognition Award was established in 2016 to pay tribute to the sacrifices our physicians make in providing the best possible care to all patients.
About Winter Haven Hospital
Winter Haven Hospital, Inc. located in Winter Haven, Florida, includes a 468-bed acute care hospital and a 61-bed obstetric hospital, respectively referred to as Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven Women’s Hospital. Winter Haven Hospital, Inc. joined the BayCare Health System in August 2013. Winter Haven Hospital was founded in 1926, and today concentrates in the treatment of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and behavioral health. The hospital also provides emergency care; outpatient diabetes education; endoscopy services; neurological, orthopedic and in-patient rehabilitation; outpatient surgery; and imaging services. The Women’s Hospital opened in 1987 and specializes in maternity services, neonatal care, women’s surgery, and breast health. For more information, call (863) 293-1121 or visit BayCare.org/whh
About Winter Haven Women’s 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. Located at 101 Ave. O S.E. in Winter Haven, Florida, the hospital 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. Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven Women’s Hospital joined BayCare Health System in 2013. For more information, call (863) 294-7010 or visit BayCare.org/whwh
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information visit www.BayCare.org