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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...