Southwest Memorial Hospital

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Breast cancer deaths decline with early diagnosis

Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In fact, about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime....

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

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CDC doctor talks to Cortez doctors about antibiotics

A representative of the Centers for Disease Control spoke to Montezuma County doctors on Wednesday about how to better use antibiotics to treat diseases. Katherine Fleming-Dutra, a pediatric...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Montezuma County gets drop-off bin for unused prescriptions

Got a drawer or cabinet with unused or expired prescription drugs?To avoid them getting in the wrong hands, Southwest Memorial Hospital is now a drop-off point for a medication take-back program...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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Southwest Memorial welcomes its first baby of 2017

Dantzelle Kelly and Tim Yazzie of Cortez rang in the new year with the birth of their daughter Serenity Yazzie, the first baby born at Southwest Memorial Hospital in 2017. Serenity was born on...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Local institutions to finance hospital construction

The Southwest Health System and Montezuma County Hospital District Board of Directors announced Dec. 22 that financing has been secured for the expansion of Southwest Memorial Hospital. The...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hospital construction project begins

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Financing for hospital expansion inches forward

Southwest Memorial Hospital is negotiating with local banks for a $40 million loan to finance an expansion project and pay off $9.7 million in outstanding debt. The financing is being structured as...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hearing planned Monday for Southwest Memorial bonds

A public hearing will be held Monday on the issuance of up to $40 million in revenue bonds to help finance the expansion and remodel project at Southwest Memorial Hospital. The hearing is scheduled...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Dr. Charles Bellows joins surgery team at Southwest Health System

For The Journal Southwest Health System recently announced that Dr. Charles Bellows has joined its general surgery team. Bellows, who is certified by the American Board of Surgeons, last worked as...

DATE: June 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez council balks at hospital’s metal building

Cortez City Council members on Tuesday decided that a planned metal building on the campus of Southwest Memorial Hospital needed to be more visually appealing. They approved a revised site...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez welcomes leap year baby

A child born forever young has been delivered at Southwest Memorial Hospital.She won’t be old enough to drive for 64 years, to vote for 72 years, or order a martini for 84 years.That’s because...

DATE: March 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Ambulance services expand east into Mancos

Emergency medical services in eastern Montezuma County should be faster and more reliable beginning in April. Southwest Heath System plans to staff the ambulance station in Mancos with a driver and...

DATE: March 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news