Can I give zero stars? I waited six months before writing this review as I did not want to provide it in anger and frustration. After seeing my father's quick deterioration while in this hospital, and witnessing nursing staff blatantly ignoring doctor's orders on several occasions, I had him moved on a holiday weekend to the Orlando hospital where he quickly improved. My father told me he thought he was going to die at Lake Wales Medical Center and the care given in Orlando, and then Winter Haven made him realize how poorly he was treated in Lake Wales. There was also one surgeon that when I questioned him, he told me that he just "fired" one patient and was not afraid to do it a second time. Needless to say, I fired him first. Go to Winter Haven when necessary. They consider the elderly patients at Lake Wales to be "throw away" patients. Yes, that term was overheard.