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.
Coming soon! Northwest Medical Center will be re-opening our Swing Bed Program. Plans are already in motion to bring back this much-needed service to our community. The Swing Bed Program is an important piece in the health care service we provide and we look forward to once again being able to offer this valuable program to our patients.
What is the Swing Bed Program?
NWMC Swing Bed Program is a short stay program designed for patients discharged from our facility, or any other hospital, following an acute illness, injury or surgery, who still need time and physical strengthening before going home. The Swing Bed Program eases the transition from acute care to home by providing patients with access to highly trainedand caring medical professionals close to home. Our swing bed patients are cared for in spacious, private rooms.
Meet our Swing Bed Team
(Front Row L-R) Janet Pollard, Occupational Therapy, Rachael Jones, Physical Therapy (Back Row L-R) Tina Sherman, Activities Director, Kathy Wright, RN, Mandy Taylor, Director of Case Management, Angela Tidwell, RN, Case Manager/Swing Bed Coordinator
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.