Southwest Memorial Hospital

Van collides with semi near U.S. 160-491 junction

A van collided with a semitrailer at the intersection of U.S. Highways 160 and 491 about 5:30 p.m. Thursday. No injuries were reported. According to Cortez Police Sgt. Glen Edwards, as the...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rear-end crash leads to ticket in Cortez

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado special session ends with no fix for pot-tax error

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers ended a special session of the Legislature Tuesday without a fix to an intricate spending law that stripped some quasi-governmental agencies of the ability to collect...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Number of uninsured residents drops in Southwest Colorado

The number of people without health insurance in Southwest Colorado has dropped by half since 2011, a statewide trend, according to a 2017 survey report released Tuesday by the Colorado Health...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New EMS station opens at Southwest Memorial Hospital

Southwest Health System celebrated the completion of the new emergency services station with an open house on Friday. Nunn Construction finished work on the EMS station at the end of July, but it...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health to open health clinic in Dolores

Southwest Health System is opening a health clinic in Dolores. The group purchased the office building at 601 Central Ave., formerly Mountain Stone, said Ken Boucher, chief ambulatory services...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash on West Fork Road sends five to hospital

Five people were transported to Southwest Memorial Hospital after a violent one-car crash on the West Fork Road north of Dolores on Tuesday evening. One person was airlifted by a helicopter sent...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Southwest Health medical office building dedicated

The new medical office building under construction at the Southwest Memorial Hospital campus was dedicated Tuesday in a “topping-out ceremony” attended by about 30 hospital staff, board members and...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health celebrates Wound Healing Awareness Month

June is Wound Healing Awareness Month, and Southwest Health System’s director of rehabilitation services, Jodi Harris, offers some advice for wound care. “Keep your wound clean, covered and moist,”...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado hospitals could lose more than $4 million

DENVER – The financial impact of balancing Colorado’s budget on the backs of healthcare providers just became a little more tangible.The Colorado Hospital Association released a report Monday on...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial Hospital expansion moves ahead

The $32 million expansion of Southwest Memorial Hospital is gaining ground, with a new emergency services station set to be completed this July. Once the entire project is done, which hospital...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hospital Provider Fee reform clears Colorado Senate committee with GOP support

DENVER – Hospitals in rural Colorado and they people they serve can breathe a little easier as a measure to undo a $264 million cut to the healthcare system passed its first hurdle. Senate Bill...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News