About Southwest General Health Center
Providing Community Health and Support in the Greater Cleveland Area
Founded in 1920 by local residents responding to a flu epidemic, Southwest
General has always been a hospital committed to supporting the community.
We maintain strong ties to the Greater Cleveland area through our quality
medical services, our partnerships with University Hospitals and local
community organizations and our many community benefit programs promoting
health and wellness.
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. Our services are designed to provide
patients with care that addresses their physical, mental, emotional and
Our Mission and Vision
At Southwest General, we have a long history of commitment to the health
and wellbeing of our communities. Our mission statement reminds us of
this commitment, first made by our founders when they opened the hospital
so many decades ago:
Health is our Passion. Quality is our Focus. Compassion is our Way.
Our entire team holds these words close to the heart while treating patients
and assisting families.
Going hand in hand with our mission, the Southwest General vision guides
us in our commitment to excellence and community health:
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
We strive to provide quality medical services to all who need us. Our unique
partnering agreement with University Hospitals helps us continue to provide
innovative patient care, including enhanced clinical services and program
development. Additionally, it allows us to offer selected services of
the following nationally renowned medical institutions:
- University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
- University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
- University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital
Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Health Care
We are proud of the many awards and recognitions our hospital has received
over the years, as they attest to the outstanding quality of care patients
can expect at Southwest General. Additionally, we are pleased to be recognized
as a leading employer in Cuyahoga County. We have been named one of the
“Top Workplaces” by
The Plain Dealer for eight consecutive years and one of the great workplaces for top talent
in Northeast Ohio, having earned the
NorthCoast 99 Award from the Employers Resource Council for fourteen years. For a full list
of our awards, visit our
achievements and recognition page.
For more information about our services, resources and programs, call Southwest
General today at (440) 816-5050.