January 22, 2021 UPDATE From the CEO: It has been a…
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Southwest Health System began implementing Phase 1A of the…
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Hospital Status Update by CEO Tony Sudduth 12-15-2020
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We're so excited to have Classic Air join our team! Classic…
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We’re so excited to have Classic Air join our team! Classic Air Medical will be stationed at the Southwest Memorial Hospital helipad providing immediate response and transport in our county and surrounding area. Please join us in welcoming them to our community!
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November 19, 2020: Cortez, CO – Southwest Health System, Inc. (SHS) is proud to announce that Pediatrician Moriah Tarpey, MD has recently joined our team providing specialized pediatric care to our community. Tarpey is practicing at our primary care clinic as well as at Southwest Memorial Hospital caring for newborns through early college-age students, well […]
Southwest Health System Request for Proposals (RFP) General Contracting Services 11/18/2020 The Southwest Health System and the Montezuma County Hospital District are soliciting for General Contracting services for a series of infrastructure projects at the Southwest Memorial Hospital. The project scope includes the replacement of a 15,600cfm roof mounted air handling unit and a 9,310cfm […]
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Southwest Health System (SHS) has been at the forefront of providing expertise and care to the Southwest Colorado’s Montezuma and Dolores Counties during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Immediately SHS identified how critical rapid testing would be in fighting the spread of the disease. Prior to the current pandemic negotiations for procurement of the BD Max had […]
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CEO UPDATE: I was hopeful that this week would be the first that I would be able to report that we had no additional positive results from the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, just this morning the Montezuma County Public Health Department sent out a notification that 2 additional positive tests had been received and unfortunately one […]
For the last couple weeks we have been approaching the COVID-19 pandemic with the assumption that there were active cases in Montezuma County. Today we have confirmation that this was an accurate assumption as we received notice that an individual tested in our drive-up clinic has been determined to be a presumptive positive. As we […]
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Southwest Health System answers questions from the local community regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). SHS Infection Control Team talks about the latest recommendations, how local testing will be performed, and how to protect yourself, your family and your community.
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Orthopedic Surgeon Braden Jones, MD joins SHS Practice Dr. Braden Jones joins Southwest Health System with extensive and diverse orthopedic surgery experience. Previously, he was in private practice in Evansville, Indiana, before deciding to relocate to Southwestern Colorado to take advantage of the amazing outdoor opportunities. He performs partial and total knee replacement, minimally invasive […]
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Dr. Peter Lin breaks down information on Coronavirus (COVID-19). CBC video of Dr. Lin helps separate fact from fiction on the Coronavirus. Dr. Peter Lin explains how the virus spreads, based on the most-current information, and how to minimize transmission and who’s at risk.
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The Montezuma County Hospital District was formed in 1975 enabling it to collect tax dollars for facilities and construction and to provide quality health care for our community.
The Montezuma County Hospital District is a political subdivision of the State of Colorado governed by statutes and operating under Constitutional constraints. In 1995 the Hospital Administration and the Montezuma County Hospital District Board of Directors investigated the formation of a non-governmental hospital entity that could operate the hospital in a much less restricted environment and could be both competitive and diverse. The Board of Directors recognized limitations they operated under with regards to then-current hospital industry changes and our actual service area that encompassed much more than just Montezuma County.
MCHD Board decided to establish a not-for-profit corporation completely separate from the Hospital District. They would lease the hospital facility known as Southwest Health System, Inc and are involved in construction and facilities management for the organization.
Southwest Health System, Inc. was established in 1996 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. The Board of Directors is appointed in December of each year at the annual meeting. The issues that remain the same and continue to add value to the Hospital through the formation of Southwest Health System, Inc. are, in part, as follows: -As a non-governmental entity, SHS can operate in other states such as Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona which are in our service area but outside the Hospital District boundaries. -SHS has the ability to enter into agreements to provide service to private businesses and individuals. -SHS can act quickly to secure goods and services outside the requirement to obtain competitive bids. -As a private corporation, it does not operate under the Sunshine Law. -As a private corporation, it need not be concerned with its activities regarding the Dillon Rule. -SHS allows a more flexible operating model for health care providers. -Recruitment of physicians can be accomplished in a private setting since board members can meet with potential candidates without the need to call a special meeting of the board. -Strategies to increase market share can be discussed privately in order to gain a competitive edge.
To learn more about Southwest Health System Board of Directors, visit here.