August 9 - 15 is National Health Center Week. The theme for this year is "Community Health Centers: Lighting the Way for Healthier Communities Today and in the Future."
Northwest Medical Center has been proud to have our Wellness Center contributing to the health and well-being of our community for many years. This facility provides a place for area residents to exercise, get personal training assistance, participate in various organized classes and also is a great gathering place to visit with friends as you work out.
If you haven't visited our Wellness Center lately, take a look at the short video tour below. You might be surprised at what all is available at Northwest Wellness Center. We invite you to visit the center and see it all for yourself.
Northwest Medical Center is proud to have Kate Trankina, a second-year student at UAB pursuing a dual Master's in Science in Health Administration and Public Health, working to complete her preceptorship at our hospital.
This summer, Kate has worked with administrators throughout the hospital to learn more about the practice of community-based healthcare. While at NWMC she has been working with Northwest Chief Operating Officer, Keri Moody as they update the hospital's Community Health Needs Assessment. Northwest is proud to play a part in assisting talented young professionals as they pursue careers in healthcare.
The Winfield Hospital had its official opening in 1949 and since that time has been serving the primary health care needs of Marion, Fayette, Lamar, Walker and Winston Counties.
In this modern era, Northwest Medical Center has added many specialized services reaching beyond our primary service area into a regional service facility. A modern, well-equipped replacement hospital was built in 1998 and compliments the quality of our Medical Staff and patient care.
Digital mammography can detect early-stage breast cancer.
If you're a woman 40 years of age or older, you should have a mammogram every year.
Schedule your mammogram today by calling us at (205) 487-7748. (A physician's order is required).
In the fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea," the heroine cannot sleep because she can feel a very small lump, even though it's covered by dozens of mattresses.
In real life, we are not that lucky. By the time we can feel a lump in our own breasts, a cancerous tumor could possibly have grown larger and spread beyond the breast into other areas of our bodies.
The process for requesting a patient's medical records includes obtaining a medical release of information authorization that is signed and dated by the patient.