We are here for you now, as always - with open doors and a commitment to keeping you safe
Our doctors, nurses and care teams at Northwest Medical Center are here with you - we've been here the whole time. The extraordinary measures that helped reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) here in Alabama were put in place to ensure you, our caregivers and our communities were safe and protected. Our doors have remained open to our patients who have needed us urgently, while we made the difficult decision to postpone care for others.
Compassionate care means safe care
At Northwest Medical Center, your health and safety are our priority while you're receiving care with us. We know you might have concerns about returning to a doctor's office or having surgery at a hospital. Rest assured that our facilities - hospital, emergency department, clinics and offices - continue to implement safety precautions to minimize the exposure risks related to coronavirus (COVID-19). From screening our associates to rigorous cleaning and disinfecting procedures, we are balancing care with caution.
We are here for you - and we're not going anywhere
We know this has been a difficult time to take care of your health. Northwest Medical Center won't stop working to keep our community healthy while continuing to care for those who need us most. Now and always, Northwest Medical Center is here with exceptional care, close to home.
Beginning May 12, 2020, Northwest Medical Center will implement the following updated guidelines for visitors and hospital staff. We ask for everyone's cooperation as we continue to provide a safe work environment for our staff, while once again providing the care and services needed by our community.
Visitors and patients will once again be allowed to enter the hospital through the Main Lobby.
Guidelines for visitors to the hospital:
Employees must wear a face mask anytime they are outside their office and in each egress throughout the hospital.
Hospital and Clinics are to observe the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and/or Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) recommendations.
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.