Southwest General Hospital

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About Us

Serving the Community

Providing community health and support for residents of the Greater Cleveland area.

Southwest General is a 350-bed, non-profit hospital serving southwestern Cuyahoga, northern Medina and eastern Lorain counties. Founded in 1920 by residents of the surrounding communities, Southwest General has a rich history of community partnership and a deep commitment to the health and wellbeing of the residents it serves.

Southwest General is home to nationally recognized physicians, state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical, surgical and emergency services, including a Level III trauma center. Additionally, patients and families benefit from an extensive program of social services and support groups that provide mental, emotional and spiritual support.

Our Mission

All services at Southwest General are provided with an eye toward excellence and individual attention. This is best expressed in Southwest General’s mission statement:

Health is our Passion. Quality is our Focus. Compassion is our Way.

Our Vision

From the simplest service to the most complex, Southwest General is driven by a commitment to excellence and guided by its Vision Statement:

The Vision of Southwest General is to be the leading health care system based in and serving the communities southwest of Cleveland.

We aim to be looked to by our communities as their first choice for advanced medicine and an exceptional health care experience—leading with unsurpassed quality, dynamic growth, innovative professionals, advanced facilities, and supported by the financial performance to achieve this vision.

We pledge to continuously improve and to collaborate with other outstanding health care providers, so that we may be A trusted source for health and wellness services, bringing our care to members of our community, right where they live. 

Partnering With University Hospitals

A unique partnering agreement with University Hospitals allows Southwest General to bring to its campus selected services of the nationally renowned Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, MacDonald Women’s Hospital and Seidman Cancer Center. The partnership helps Southwest General continue to provide innovative patient care, including enhanced clinical services and program development.

Building for Your Future

Southwest General’s Building for Your Future expansion project is currently underway. Scheduled for completion in 2015, it includes:

  • A new 30,000-square-foot Emergency Room
  • A 24-bed Critical Care Unit
  • A 250-car underground parking structure
  • A new patient bed tower with private rooms
  • Renovation of current patient rooms to private rooms

Nationally Recognized

Consistently recognized for outstanding quality care, Southwest General was most recently named by HealthGrades as an Emergency Medicine Excellence Award Hospital, placing it among the top 5 percent in the nation. Also, as one of the largest employers in Cuyahoga County, Southwest General is pleased to have been recognized by the The Plain Dealer in its Top Workplaces Program.

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We Look Forward to Helping You

For more information about Southwest General services and programs, call our Health Connection at 440-816-5050.

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