As Covid cases increase across the State, how can we do our part to ensure a safer future? We recommend getting vaccinated.
“The Covid vaccine will save your life, your family, and your friends. The virus does not differentiate between sex, race, religion, or political values. We are all equally vulnerable”.- Dr. Martin Hajjar : Medical Director of Emergency Department & ED Nurses
We are please to announce Mark Huffman, RN, as our ICARE employee for the 2nd Quarter. Mark was nominated by a co-worker stating:
“Mark exemplifies NWMC values through the delivery of compassionate care to his patients. He exhibits accountability in completing work assignments with respect and professionalism all while delivering excellent care to his patients and families. Mark is a RN in Senior Care but floats to other units as needed. As we experienced a surge in patients who were COVID positive during the heightened pandemic, Mark was pulled to 3rd floor and to ICU to help with the mass influx of patients cared for with limited resources. Mark always arrives in the unit with a smile on his face and a positive attitude. He never complains about how busy he is or about the amount of work he is given. Today he volunteers to float when a nurse is needed from Senior Care and has since been eager to learn and cross-train for the ICU. Marks is a caring, compassionate, and smart nurse. He is a huge asset to this organization”
Pictured L to R: Mike Miles, RN, Program Director for Senior Care; Mark Huffman, RN; Tamera Bowling, RN, Director Med Surg/ICU
Northwest Medical Center is pleased to announce Heath Sanderson as our newest member to the Board of Trustees. Heath will be representing the City of Brilliant. The Board of Trustees is an Advisory Board that represents various entities and communities in our surrounding area.
Heath has been married to his wife Amanda for 16 years. Amanda is employed at Northwest Primary Care as the Receptionist. Heath and Amanda have three children; Wiley, Hadlee, and Hasten. He manages Pollard Motors in Winfield, is a volunteer coach for basketball and softball as well as a member of the City Council of Brilliant.
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.