At today's department head meeting, we took time to recognize two hospital employees for performance above and beyond the ordinary. Annia Langston recommended Kip Dodd for an award based on a note from a patient whose stay was made a little more pleasant by Kip. The patient had a request and Kip stopped what he was doing and took care of the request, which made the patient feel special. When someone is not feeling well, and is in the hospital, sometimes little things mean a lot. We're proud of Kip for realizing this!
When you come into the hospital lobby, one of the first people you might see is Annia Langston. Annia is at our front desk and always greets our patients and visitors with a smile and a helpful attitude. Mr. Henger wanted to recognize Annia with a High 5 Award because of the way she takes care of the folks that come into our hospital. Annia has been a valuable asset to the hospital for many years and we are glad to have her here.
At Northwest Medical Center, we believe we have the best employees around and these two make us even more proud!
Visiting the hospital emergency department can be a stressfull experience at best. The emergency department is often busy, the patients there are usually very sick or may be injured and it's easy to become frustrated when things don't move as fast as we think they should. We've put together a short video to help explain what you should expect when you visit our emergency department and how we do things to give each patient the care and attention they deserve and expect. Hopefully, the video will answer most of your questions and will help you understand what is going on behind the scenes while you are in the emergency department.
After addressing the C3 State of the Region meeting, held at the Pastime Civic Center in Winfield, Alabama, Congressman Robert Aderholt joined CEO Bob Henger, Mayor Randy Price, state representative Tracy Estes, Winfield attorney Bill Atkinson, a hospital board member, for lunch at Northwest Medical Center, before taking a tour of the Winfield hospital. Congressman Aderholt visited with hospital staff members and was given a first-hand look at the services and facilities at Northwest Medical Center.
CEO Bob Henger thanked Mr. Aderholt for his support of the community and shared some of the successes and challenges faced by the healthcare community. Northwest Medical Center is a regional medical center serving Fayette, Lamar and Marion counties and the surrounding communities.
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.