Northwest Regional Cancer Center

Northwest Medical Center has acquired Northwest Regional Cancer Center.  The center is operating as a department of the hospital, a move that will allow the hospital to provide enhanced cancer care services throughout northwest Alabama.  

Northwest Regional Cancer Center continues to offer high quality services with the same professional, courteous staff including Radiation Oncologist Shelby P. Sanford, M.D. and Medical Oncologists Dmitriy Zak, M.D. and Laura Bunch, M.D. The center offers radiation oncology services with plans to add chemotherapy services in 2016. Adding chemotherapy services will allow Northwest Medical Center to offer more comprehensive oncology services at a convenient location for patients. 

Northwest Medical Center’s acquisition of the cancer center offers significant benefits to patients and doctors.  Bringing these services under the umbrella of the hospital expands the serviced offered by the hospital, improves coordination of the service with the hospital, and maintains the quality group of oncologists that have been associated with the center for many years.  Additionally, it allows for more cancer treatment options to our community without the need to travel a great distance.  


64 Slice Computerized Tomography (CT) Services

Northwest Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of a new 64 Slice CT scanner to its imaging services. This state of the art technology offers remarkable diagnostic image quality for improved patient care. 


Delivers Ultra Sharp Pictures of Body Organs and Tissues in Seconds

Precise Diagnoses in Less Time

Comfortable for Patients of All Ages and Virtually All Sizes

Lower Radiation Dose Exposure for Patients

Broad Range of Applications - Cardiac, Brian, Chest, Abdomen, Orthopedic and More

Cardiac Calcium Scoring Services Available to Determine Risk for Heart Disease or Heart Attack at a cost of $100.

For additional information, please call (205) 487-7561.


Wound Care Center

Jarred Sartain, MD, has joined the Wound Care Center at Northwest Alabama Medical Center as Medical Director.

Dr. Sartain will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal. Once a patient’s chronic wound is healed, he or she will return to their primary care physician to continue non-wound related care.

Dr. Sartain received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and he is Board Certified in Family Medicine. 

In joining the Wound Care Center at Northwest Alabama Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, Dr. Sartain will collaborate with a network of academic medical centers, hospitals and thousands of professionals committed to advancing wound healing by creating, sharing, and activating wound prevention and care expertise.