southwest health system

About Us

Southwest Health System (SHS) operates Southwest Memorial Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital, and Southwest Medical Group, which comprises clinics offering primary care and specialty services. In addition, SHS provides the latest medical and surgical technology, emergency care, a vast array of out-patient medical and wellness services.

SHS is managed by Community Hospital Consulting (CHC), the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) of Plano, Texas. “We continue to bring our expertise in hospital management and talent in critical areas of hospital operations to strengthen SHS,” said CHC’s Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations, Craig Sims. CHC Consulting began managing SHS on July 1, 2018.

CHC Consulting specializes in managing and operating smaller, community-based hospitals across the country.

The Southwest Health System board usually convenes on the fourth Wednesday of each month. For specific dates, please review the Calendar of Events. The public is invited to attend the open portion of the meetings.

The hospital CEO is appointed by and reports to the SHS board of directors and is employed by Community Hospital Corporation. The CEO appoints and manages the health system through members of the Senior Leadership Team, including the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, and the Practice Administrator.

Southwest Health System is fully accredited by DNV Healthcare.

Community Hospital Corporation

SHS is managed by Community Hospital Consulting (CHC), the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) of Plano, Texas. CHC owns, manages, and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations – CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting, and CHC ContinueCARE, which share a common purpose to guide, support, and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers.

Boards and Board of Directors

The Montezuma County Hospital District (MCHD) and the Southwest Health System, Inc. (SHS) Boards of Directors work together to provide healthcare to the community.

Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team is comprised of the Chief Executive Office, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Resources Office, Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Practice Administrator. Together they provide operational oversight of SHS. Learn more about there here.

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(970) 565-6666

contact@swhealth.org

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1311 North Mildred Road

Cortez, CO 81321

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