WINFIELD - Congressman Robert Aderholt announced Wednesday, May 16, that Northwest Medical Center in Winfield has been sold to new owners. This news comes after the Congressman worked with USDA to allow the sale of the hospital in an effort to support the health needs of this rural community.
The Winfield Healthcare Authority purchased the hospital from Curae of Gallatin, Tennessee, which also owns Russellville Hospital, and until recently, owned Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville.
“This is the perfect example of the federal government working with the local government and trying to make sure that rural hospitals stay open," said Aderholt.
Aderholt says there could be more good news in the near future.
“We are also working with the hospital in Russellville and hopefully we will have some good news on that in the coming weeks.”
Aderholt says it took a team effort from all involved to ensure the future of the hospital in Winfield.
“We have to thank everyone in Winfield who worked together to keep the hospital open, as well as USDA Secretary Perdue and everyone at the USDA.”
The transfer of Northwest Medical Center to the Winfield Healthcare Authority took place on Friday, May 11. The hospital will receive guidance from St. Vincent’s Healthcare System.