Michelle Perkins, Sleep Lab and Sleep Clinic Manager, reports that they will resume scheduling patients in the Sleep Lab again on May 10th and will resume Sleep and Pulmonary Clinic on May 13th. Call 205-487-7177 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Dermatologist, Dr. Matthew K. Abele announced that he would resume seeing patients at the Northwest Specialty Clinic beginning May 13, 2020. The clinic has been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but after the Governor's announcement on April 27, Dr. Abele made plans to re-open. Please call 205-487-7730 with any questions or to make an appointment.
On April 27, 2020 Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced an updated statewide COVID-19 health order. The current order was set to expire on April 30 and the updated order goes into effect at 5:00 p.m. the same day. In accordance with this order, Northwest Medical Center will begin performing elective surgeries again starting on May 1, 2020. The Emergency Department entrance will continue to be the only entrance to the hospital. There is no change in the visitor policy and the front lobby will remain closed until further notice.
Precautionary measures such as handwashing and appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) will continue to be required. The Wellness Center will also remain closed at this time. Below is a chart outlining the governor's "Safer at Home" policies compared to the original "Stay at Home" order.
Northwest Medical Center will continue to provide the healthcare needed by our community and will also make every effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate the cooperation of our citizens and staff as we continue this battle.
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.