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, Georgia.
Southwest Hospital and Medical Center was a private, not for profit, healthcare organization located in southwest Atlanta, Georgia. It was a licensed 125-bed acute-care facility, accredited by the Joint Commission, also known as TJC. SWH's Medical Staff includes over 200 highly trained physicians specializing in many fields of medicine. The hospital and its physicians participated numerous managed care and other health insurance plans throughout Metro Atlanta.
The hospital was closed on January 16, 2009 due to credit market conditions.