Our Heartbeat

Our History


Northwest Regional Health has grown and innovated, encompassing a brand-new surgery center in 2009, as well as on-site wellness rehabilitation, dialysis, and assisted living facilities. Northwest has a long history of providing exemplary support to the Northwest Alabama community. Originating from the Winfield Hospital, built in 1949, Northwest advanced its healthcare services and specializations by constructing a replacement hospital in 1998.

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Our Goal

Our Mission

To create a healing environment where passionate healthcare providers deliver quality, compassionate healthcare services and where patient safety and service excellence exceed patient and family expectations for the communities we serve.

Our Vision

To be recognized as a leading top community hospital in the state and nation.

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Icare values



Our integrity is at the heart of the service we offer, ensuring our patients receive the best possible care.



We are compassionate and empathetic towards patients and their families, providing a welcoming environment for all.

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We hold ourselves to the highest possible standards, including taking accountability for all situations and circumstances in which we could have done better.



We respect our community, our patients, and the professionals that work for us in equal measure.



Northwest is always striving to be better at what we do, from state-of-the-art facilities to excellence in hiring and training.


Our leadership team is formed of local experts and specializes in providing the highest standard of service to residents across the Northwest Alabama area.

Michael Windham

Michael D. Windham MBA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer
Tracy Martin

Tracy Martin, MBA

Chief financial officer
keri moody

Keri Moody, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Governing Board

Our Governing Board oversees the healthcare services our team of specialists provide at Northwest, ensuring we’re always doing the best thing for our patients with the latest equipment and skills.


jim l. dickinson


raymond “chuck” spann

vice president

dr. james r. moss


randy price

mayor of winfield

dr. gary fowler

a word from our ceo

Michael Windham

CEO Welcome

Thank you for your trust in Northwest Regional Health. Our staff provide exceptional quality service in a friendly community environment. As NWMC staff, we live our ICARE values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

We offer state-of-the-art technologies coupled with UAB’s telehealth program including telestroke, telepulmonology critical care intensivists, and telenephrology with dialysis services. Patients’ needs can be met here at home without having to transfer away from family. From our new negative-pressure four-bed ICU to our new ten-bed emergency department opening in 2023, our team is dedicated to meeting the needs and increasing the services for the communities we serve.

As we grow, we look forward to continuing to meet the needs for you and your family. Thank you for choosing Northwest Regional Health.

Michael D. Windham - MBA, FACHE