BWWMH converts to all private rooms

In its ongoing efforts to provide quality healthcare to the citizens of Marengo County and surrounding areas, Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital has announced that it has converted to all private patient rooms.

Semi-private rooms were eliminated as of Dec. 15. The transition is part of a growing trend in community hospitals, and reinforces that the patient’s overall experience is given the highest priority, said hospital officials.

“Providing all private rooms is something that our patients desire, and we strive to do everything we can to make the patient experience a positive one here at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital,” said Acting CEO/Administrator Art Evans. “This enhancement to the amenities we offer can only benefit our patients and the Medical Staff as we all work together to meet this area’s healthcare needs.”

As part of the transition to private rooms, a private room payment differential will also no longer apply.

“Our nursing staff continues to be committed to providing the highest in quality care,” said Cathy Hughes, the hospital’s Division Director of Patient Care Services. “And we continue to be sensitive to what the patient needs as part of the total healing process. Converting to private rooms is another step in that process.”

Bryan Whitfield Hospital has served the needs of the West Alabama area for more than 60 years. The hospital points to the conversion to all private rooms as another example of taking seriously its commitment to provide “Quality Healthcare, Right Here at Home.”