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Why work at Southwest Memorial Hospital?

Southwest Health System, Inc., employs individuals with clinical as well as non-clinical backgrounds. Whether you are looking for a position providing patient care, working in the lab, clerical work, or something more, chances are SHS has an opportunity waiting for you.

Southwest Health System is always looking for qualified individuals focused on customer service and quality, personalized patient care. We offer a variety of settings in which to work and build a career. Facilities within Southwest Health System include Southwest Memorial Hospital, Southwest Primary Care, Cortez Primary Care, Southwest Walk-In Care, and Crossroads Orthopedics.


We strive to create an environment where patients, physicians, staff, and community all feel welcome. Providing high quality, individualized, accessible healthcare is our number one priority. Respect for individuals and their cultures is stressed throughout our organization, both toward the people we serve and those we work with. A positive atmosphere is important as staff, physicians, and volunteers work as a team to provide each patient with care tailored to their specific needs. The culture of the organization is formed around the cores value laid out in our mission, vision and values statements.


Our employees enjoy competitive wages along with a generous benefits package. Full and part-time employees are offered medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision insurance. Supplemental insurance is also available to employees and may be paid for through an automatic payroll deduction. A 403-B pension plan and pre-tax flexible spending accounts are available. We also offers long term disability and life insurance at no cost to the employee. Employees accrue paid time off [PTO], as well as time off for extended illness through an extended illness bank [EIB]. An employee assistance program offers employees free counseling, legal advice, and financial consultations. We also offers in-house education and discounts on meals in its delicious hospital café. All full and part time employees are also eligible to participate in our wellness program, which offers incentives for employees to live a healthy lifestyle.

About the Four Corners Area

Southwest Colorado is home to many historic tourist attractions including Mesa Verde National Park, Canyons of the Ancients, Anasazi Heritage Center, and the Four Corners National Monument, just to name a few. Our location offers many amenities such as a wide range of outdoor recreational activities, city league sporting events, beautiful parks throughout the area, an 18-hole golf course, a recreation center, and much more.

The Cortez area offers a true taste of all four seasons. Our high desert climate is ideal for those who enjoy the outdoors. Nearby mountains offer winter skiing as well as hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, and hunting. The valley boasts reservoirs and rivers great for summer recreation. Swimming, fishing, boating, water sports, camping, horseback riding, climbing, and off-road vehicle expeditions are just a few of the many attractions that the Four Corners area a unique and exciting place to visit and live.

Southwest Colorado borders Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. Southwest Memorial Hospital serves Montezuma County and its surrounding areas including the native Ute and Navajo people.

For more information on Cortez and surrounding area click here.

Contact the HR Department

For more information on current job postings, details about how to submit an application, or with any other questions you have please contact Travis in Human Resources.

Phone: 970-564-2174
Fax: 970-564-2167

An EEO Employer

Southwest Health System supports the hiring and advancement of everyone, regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, national origin, marital status or disability.