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.
Northwest CEO Michael Windham joined Dr. Gary Thomas, State Representative Tracy Estes and Winfield Mayor Randy Price in a radio address to provide the latest information concerning the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the hospital and the region. Doug Threadgill of WKXM Gold 97.7 moderated the address and we appreciate the radio station for allowing us to speak to the public. Below is a recording of the program for those who were unable to listen this morning.
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.