New Interim CEO Appointed at Southwest Health System

With the recent resignation of Tony Sudduth as CEO from Southwest…

Courtney Jones, MD Joins SMG Mancos Valley

ADCES Accreditation August 2021

New Interim CEO Appointed at Southwest Health System

With the recent resignation of Tony Sudduth as CEO from Southwest Health System (SHS) on April 16th, Chief Financial Officer Rick Shrader stepped in as Interim CEO until a longer-term interim could be identified and brought on-site. Jeanette Filpi, MHA, originally from Grand Junction, Colorado, has been appointed Interim CEO beginning April 26, 2021. Jeanette […]

Carly Temple, FNP Joins SMG Family Medicine and Pulmonology Team

April 5, 2021: Cortez, CO – Southwest Health System, Inc. (SHS) announces Carly Temple, FNP, joins Southwest Medical Group complementing our current team of providers serving on our main campus SMG Primary Care and Pulmonology. “Carly will join two teams at SMG- Pulmonary and Family Practice. We are very excited to add her expertise to […]

Kimberly Washburn Joins SHS’s Women’s Health Team

Southwest Health System, Inc. (SHS) is proud to announce that Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) Kimberly Washburn, RN, BSN, MSN, WHNP recently joined our Women’s Health team rounding out their program Women’s Health program. “Kimberly Washburn joins our fast-growing Women’s Health Team. She brings many advanced techniques and procedures that complement the entire practice. We […]

Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Current Eligibility

Effective March 5th, 2021, per Governor Polis’ office the groups below are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. If you are eligible, click here to schedule your appointment today. PHASE 1A Highest-risk health care workers and individuals:• People who have direct contact with COVID-19 patients for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.  • […]

February 26th CEO Update

The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things.  Information is giving out; communication is getting through. – Sydney J. Harris   February 26, 2021 CEO COMMUNICATION: For the first time in a long-time, I am really optimistic about the direction the COVID statistics are trending.  We are seeing […]

Community Update from CEO 1-22-2021

January 22, 2021   UPDATE From the CEO: It has been a while since I provided a community update but I wanted to get back on track and let you know how things are going with the COVID situation at SHS. We have actually seen a significant decline in the number of inpatient COVID cases […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign for Montezuma County Begins at Southwest Health System Today

Southwest Health System began implementing Phase 1A of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine plan this morning. Local press were invited to watch SHS Chief of Staff Ben Carelock, DPM receive his first of 2 COVID-19 vaccines. The second to be given in 3 weeks. Dr. Carelock commented, “I’m proud to be taking the Covid-19 vaccine today. […]

Calendar of Board Meetings

Calendar of EventsTo stay up-to-date on our scheduled board meetings, please view our calendar below. If you have questions or concerns regarding these dates, please contact us for further information. 


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