Southwest Atlanta Hospital

Coordinates: 33°44′23″N 84°30′44″W / 33.73972°N 84.51222°W / 33.73972; -84.51222
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Southwest Atlanta Hospital
LocationAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Coordinates33°44′23″N 84°30′44″W / 33.73972°N 84.51222°W / 33.73972; -84.51222
Former name(s)Catholic Colored Clinic
ClosedJanuary 16, 2009
ListsHospitals in Georgia

Southwest Hospital and Medical Center was a hospital located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, and dates its origin to 1943 when Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries established the Catholic Colored Clinic in response to the lack of adequate medical care in southwest Atlanta.[1] It later became known as the Holy Family Hospital before becoming a secular institution.[2]

Southwest Hospital was a private, not for profit, health care organization. It was a licensed 125-bed acute-care facility, accredited by the Joint Commission.[3] SWH's medical staff includes over 200 physicians specializing in many fields of medicine. The hospital and its physicians participated in numerous managed care and other health insurance plans throughout Metro Atlanta.

The hospital was closed on January 16, 2009, due to credit market conditions. The renovated property was reopened in October 2014 as the Atlanta Center for Medical Research.[4][5]


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  2. ^ Petroziello, Rachel (2022-12-15). "The Author's Corner with Leah Mickens". Current. Retrieved 2022-12-16.
  3. ^ "Quality Check - Consumer Search - Results". Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
  4. ^ "Southwest Atlanta Hospital Closes Doors - News Story - WSB Atlanta". Archived from the original on 2009-01-17. Retrieved 2011-03-28.
  5. ^ "Southwest Atlanta Hospital Shuts Down". Health Leaders Media. Retrieved June 24, 2020.