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Southwest General Earns 2020 Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award

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The hospital’s Main Campus and Brunswick Emergency Rooms recognized with an annual award for exceptional and innovative performance.

Middleburg Hts., OH (Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020) – Southwest General’s Main Campus and Brunswick Emergency Rooms (ER) have been selected as recipients of the Emergency Nurse Association’s (ENA) 2020 Lantern AwardTM for demonstrating exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy, and research.

The Lantern Award highlights an ER’s accomplishments in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care. In the award application process, organizations were encouraged to share stories that highlight a commitment to the care of patients as well as to the well-being of the nursing staff. The award serves as a visible symbol of a hospital’s commitment to quality, safety, and a healthy work environment.

“More so than ever before, patients are taking an active role in their health care needs as well as where they receive their care,” said William A. Young, Jr., president, and chief executive officer, Southwest General. “We are grateful to ENA for this distinguished honor and for the commitment and the work being done by both of our Emergency Rooms. We hope that patients when making the choice of where to go for care, will use this as a guiding light.”

This is the second time the hospital’s Main Campus ER has earned this notable achievement and the first time for the hospital’s Brunswick ER.

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About Southwest General

Southwest General is a private, not-for-profit, 350-bed acute care facility located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Founded in 1920, Southwest General is home to nationally recognized physicians with full access to state-of-the-art technology. Southwest General has a deep commitment to providing personalized care and building a healthy future for the patients, families, and communities it serves. For more information, visit or find Southwest General on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.