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Steward Health Completes Acquisition of Iasis Healthcare

September 29, 2017

With 36 Hospitals Nationally Including Southwest General Hospital in San Antonio, Steward Becomes the Largest Private Hospital Operator in the U.S.

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RN Walk-in Interviews August 24

August 21, 2017

Due to high demand and interest from candidates, Southwest General Hospital will host a second job fair and hiring event this month on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Job seekers holding a current and valid RN license in Texas are invited to stop by Thursday’s hiring event to learn how Southwest General Hospital is transforming healthcare and elevating the patient experience ...

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The BirthPlace to host nursing job fair August 17

August 12, 2017

Our BirthPlace Labor & Delivery Family is Expanding!RN Hiring EventThursday, August 17, 2017 at 1:00PMJob Fair Location: Southwest General Hospital7400 Barlite Blvd, San Antonio TX 78224 Join us at 1:00PM for a presentation by our L&D Director to learn the basic information of our unique program. On-the-spot interviews will be conducted with interested candidates. New Grads Welcome! Apply ...

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Community Heatstroke Awareness Event with Safe Kids SA & STRAC

August 10, 2017

    The general public is invited to attend Southwest General Hospital’s Community Heatstroke Awareness Event AUG 11, 2017 from 11AM – 2PM Location: 7400 Barlite Blvd. San Antonio, Texas 78224 In conjunction with Safe Kids San Antonio and Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC), Southwest General Hospital will have a mobile temperature display to help raise awareness. First responde...

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Vascular Screening Event August 17th

July 24, 2017

Know your risk for heart attack or stroke Our Heart and Vascular Institute is offering a cutting-edge vascular health screening event open to the general public on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at Southwest General Hospital. AngioScreen® is an ultrasound vascular screening technology providing potentially lifesaving information about an individual’s risk of heart attack or stroke. AngioScreen® uses ...

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Southwest General Hospital Completes $3 Million Renovation

July 12, 2017

Source: News Radio 1200 WOAI Click here to view the full article, featured at, July 11, 2017...

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$3 Million Expansion of Southwest General Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Nuclear Medicine space

July 11, 2017

SW General unveils $3 million dollar expansion of its Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Nuclear Medicine space, ­­ debuting an Electrophysiology program which represents an entirely new cardiac service line available for the first time on the city’s South Side. Southwest General Hospital, the only hospital located in San Antonio’s southwest sector, has unveiled and is now seeing patients in ...

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15-Minute Mobile Preventative Screenings July 20th

July 3, 2017

Saving Lives Through Early Detection Our Heart and Vascular Institute is pleased to offer a cutting-edge AngioScreen program screening event open to the public on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Southwest General Hospital. This revolutionary vascular screening technology provides immediate information about vascular health including circulation, risk of heart disease, stroke and abdominal aorta aneurys...

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Owner Of Southwest General Hospital Entering Into Merger

May 20, 2017

Source: Texas Public Radio The healthcare company that runs San Antonio’s Southwest General Hospital is entering into a merger agreement to merge with another company. IASIS Healthcare owns the San Antonio hospital and 17 others. The merger with Steward Health Care will create one of the largest private for-profit hospital operators in the U.S. Southwest General will become one of that company’s ...

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Employee Worksite Lactation Support Designation Announced

May 15, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Southwest General Hospital today joined a growing number of organizations by becoming designated as a Silver level Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite. Mother-Friendly employers proactively support employees who choose to breastfeed their infants by providing time, space, and other supports to maintain breastfeeding after returning to work. Employers that provide Mother-Friendly Works...

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National Safe Sleep Program Recognizes Southwest General Hospital

April 24, 2017

NATIONAL SAFE SLEEP HOSPITAL CERTIFICATION PROGAM RECOGNIZES SOUTHWEST GENERAL HOSPITAL   April 24, 2017 – SAN ANTONIO, TX — Southwest General Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Silver Safe Sleep Leader” for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. They are one of the first hospitals in Texas to receive th...

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10 Minutes and 3 Painless Screenings Could Save Your Life

April 20, 2017

Did you know that a heart attack occurs every 30 seconds in the U.S.? Or that 10 million people have a condition called “peripheral artery disease,” and millions of them have no idea that they have it? Vascular health is a major issue in San Antonio and throughout Texas, which is why Southwest General Hospital is proud to offer AngioScreen®, a unique mobile unit that travels the city, offering thr...

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Award-Winning Cardiac Care Featured in MD News

April 15, 2017

In February, Southwest General Hospital's Cardiac Department was awarded the “shortest door-to-balloon-time” by STRAC recognizing the performance of a critical, lifesaving cardiac procedure in a short time (20 minutes). This award demonstrates a tremendous effort by Southwest General Hospital to developing internal systems and processes to perform as efficiently as possible when such critical pati...

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Southwest General Hospital receives award for emergency cardiac care

February 26, 2017

SWG Award Best Cardiac Care in San Antonio Southwest General Hospital receives region’s shortest door-to-balloon time award (SAN ANTONIO) February 26, 2017 – Each year, an estimated 250,000 Americans suffer from the most severe type of heart attack. Getting treatment speedily is the key to a better outcome. When a heart attack happens, each passing minute could mean the difference between life and...

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Southwest General CEO: Eagle Ford Shale, SA growth driving up demand for care

July 14, 2015

Southwest General Hospital is investing in new technologies and services in an effort to meet increasing demand for medical care arising from an expanding population in San Antonio’s southern sector and surrounding communities, particularly those impacted by the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas play. Some of the key areas the hospital is addressing are orthopaedic services and cardiology care. Read F...

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Southwest General Minimizes Patient Falls

July 8, 2015

Southwest General Hospital’s patient rooms have received a major facelift.  The makeover includes 140 new hospital beds and innovative patient monitoring technology. The patient monitoring technology contains “virtual bed rails” for those patients who are at-risk of falling. Southwest General is the first hospital in this city to present the new virtual bed rail technology. ...

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Latest Generation of Hospital Beds in Action at Southwest General

June 15, 2015

The next generation of hospital beds is in place at San Antonio’s Southwest General Hospital, and a system containing electronic sensors that allow hospital patients to be protected from falls without bulky rails which interfere with care and prevent getting to the patient in an emergency, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. “One of the major areas that we needed assistance with was to acquire new beds...

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Southwest General doing surgeries to correct chronic heartburn

January 12, 2015

San Antonio’s Southwest General Hospital is offering a minimally invasive surgical option to patients suffering from chronic heartburn. It says its heartburn program is the first in South Texas to offer the option. Read Full Story ...

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Southwest General Hospital Earns an “A” in Patient Safety by Hospital Safety Score

June 7, 2013

San Antonio, TX, June 7, 2013 – Southwest General Hospital was recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, in...