Northwest Medical Center CEO Bob Henger sits down with Doug Threadgill of WKXM Radio to discuss news and happenings at the hospital. Take a listen.
Mr. Henger was originally hired as CEO of Northwest Medical Center by Dr. Robert Carraway in 1995 when the hospital was owned and operated by Carraway Medical Center of Birmingham. During his ten years as CEO the hospital became a regional medical center serving patients from the three-county area. A new hospital was built in 1998 along with a Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. The Cancer Center, owned and operated by Dr. Shelby Sanford, was also constructed on the hospital campus. Later a Physician Office Building and Assistive Living Center were constructed on the north side of the campus. Also, Northwest Hospital was the first rural hospital in Alabama to be approved to purchase an MRI unit. While the hospital grew in service and patient volume, the medical staff also grew to include Primary Care Physicians, Pediatrics, OB/GYN Physicians, General Surgeons, Cardiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians and Radiologists. Sub-specialists in Podiatry, Orthopedics, Urology and Dermatology rounded out Medical Staff Services.
Primary Care clinics were built or established in Sulligent, Guin, Carbon Hill and Detroit.
Northwest Medical Center provides services at the main hospital campus, satellite clinics and professional office buildings. Providing a wide range of services that focus on the needs of your patients is our primary objective. However, we realize that there are some concerns shared by physicians who make referrals. One of these is ease-of-access. Physicians and their office staff want to experience and know that referrals can be handled efficiently and quickly.
At Northwest Medical Center we strive to assure that the admission or the transfer process of your patient is smooth and hassle free. The ultimate response is to ensure efficient patient handoff, with timely return back to the community for continued care management by the referring physician.
Our ongoing commitment to quality improvement means that we strive to support our referring physicians with dependable, efficient and timely service.
We hope your experience is always complaint free, but if you have any concerns about our service, please call my office at 205-487-7555.
Robert Henger, CEO
Northwest Medical Center