About Southwest Memorial Hospital

Originally opened to care for our community in 1914, today Southwest Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering the latest in medical and surgical technology, 24/7 emergency care, a vast array of out-patient medical and wellness services, and much more. Serving the Four Corners area, Southwest Memorial Hospital is staffed by almost 400 employees including highly trained and skilled physicians, nurses, technicians, administrators, and support staff in a variety of capacities.


Our hospital is an affiliate of Southwest Health System, Inc. which operates as a not-for-profit corporation and is governed by a volunteer  board of directors. The board convenes on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the hospital's Kiva Room. The public is invited to attend the open portion of the meetings.


The CEO of the hospital is appointed by and reports to the board of directors, and is employed directly by Southwest Health System, Inc. The CEO appoints and manages members of the leadership team.


Each fall the board of directors, medical staff leaders, and senior management staff engage in a comprehensive planning process to reevaluate key goals and set strategy for the coming years.


Southwest Memorial Hospital and its subsidiaries are fully accredited by DNV Healthcare. The most recent survey was conducted in December 2012.