Southwest Hospital dates its origin to 1943 when the Society of Catholic Medical Mission Sisters established the Catholic Colored Clinic in response to the lack of adequate medical care in southwest Atlanta.
Southwest Hospital and Medical Center is a private, not for profit, healthcare organization located in southwest Atlanta, Georgia. It is a licensed 125-bed acute-care facility, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health care Organizations. SWH's Medical Staff includes over 200 highly trained physicians specializing in many fields of medicine. The hospital and its physicians participate on numerous managed care and other health insurance plans throughout Metro Atlanta.
As one of six remaining African-American institutions (two for profit, four non-profit), Southwest Hospital and Medical Center strives to uphold the purpose for which it was founded.