Community Benefit Programs
Services to benefit community residents and help meet their health care needs.
Southwest General continues to place residents of our region first and
provides many services to help assure that their health needs are met
with dignity, professionalism and compassion. These programs include:
Community Emergency Medical Services (EMS): Emergency medical services at IX Center Functions, fairs and other community events.
Community Nurse Program: Community health screenings and education programs in convenient neighborhood
locations, such as recreation and senior centers, libraries and local
EMS Education Program: Initial certification for Basic Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and
continuing education for pre-hospital care providers (paramedics, EMTs
and 911 dispatchers), including educational requirements to maintain certification
for the state of Ohio. Programs are provided at both the Health Center
and local fire stations
EMS Medical Control: Emergency Medical Technicians must function under the direction of a medical
director/physician. They follow written patient care protocols and “act”
for the physician in the field. Southwest General provides medical control
for the following departments:
- Berea Fire
- Brookpark Fire
- Brunswick Fire
- Brunswick Hills Twp. Fire
- Cleveland Hopkins Int’l Airport
- Columbia Twp. Fire
- Middleburg Hts. Fire
- NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
- Hinckley Twp. Fire
- Strongsville Fire
- Olmsted Falls Fire
Health Connection. Physician referral and health information phone service staffed by a registered nurse.
Medication Disposal Program: A program to help residents of the Health Center's taxing district
safely dispose of unused medications.
School Health Program: A program that provides school nurses for the Berea City School District.
Nurses provide basic fi rst aid, medication assistance, control of communicable
diseases and state-mandated health screenings.
Sponsorships/Donations: Southwest General proudly supports United Way, the American Heart Association
and many other local and national organizations involved in community
health and wellness activities.
Van Transportation: Free van transportation for residents in Southwest General’s taxing
district who are unable to provide their own transportation to doctor
appointments, tests and other clinical services at Southwest General.
We Look Forward to Helping You
For more information about Southwest General’s Community Benefit
Programs servicing the Greater Cleveland area, call