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.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event.
We would like to say "Thank you" to all the nurses working so hard to keep us healthy and safe during this pandemic (and every day). We appreciate each and every one of you!
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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.