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Community Benefits Program

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 meeting places.
  • 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
  • Strongsville Fire
  • Olmsted Falls Fire
  • Olmsted Township 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 first 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.