History of Northwest Medical Center

Throughout its rich history, Northwest Medical Center has remained intertwined with the growing community it serves.

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.

In addition to the new hospital, the hospital campus has a state-of-the-art Regional Cancer Center, Wellness Rehabilitation Facility, Physician Office Building, Dialysis Center and an Assisted Living Center.

On April 1, 2009 the facility opened its new Surgery Center on the second level. The hospital is a 71-bed facility serving approximately 2,500 inpatients and 60,000 outpatients annually. Over sixty (60) privately practicing physicians treat and refer patients to Northwest with twenty-six (26) physicians and three (3) nurse practitioner practicing fulltime in the area.

Northwest is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health care Organizations and is licensed by the Alabama State Department of Health.