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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...