As a community hospital, Southwest Medical Center is dedicated to sharing stories about our services, providers, and innovations with the public we serve. Our Marketing & Development department can be contacted for further inquiries into news taking place at our hospital.

Marketing & Development

Marketing Director: Janeth Vazquez – (620) 629-6335

Marketing Coordinator: Rachel Downing – (620) 629-6424

Recent Press Releases

Southwest Medical Center launches Patient Family Advisory Council– February 12, 2021

Southwest Medical Center lanza el Consejo Asesor de Pacientes y Familias– Febrero 12, 2021

Southwest Medical Center receives 1st COVID-19 vaccine shipment– December 18, 2020

SWMC le da la bienvenida al Pediatra Benjamin Yabut, M.D. -Diciembre 3, 2020

Southwest Medical Center Welcomes Benjamin Yabut, M.D., Pediatrician – December 3, 2020

Southwest Medical Center Announces VP RetirementOctober 26, 2020

Visitor Restrictions Now in Effect at Southwest Medical Center-October 16, 2020

Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Rick Fitzgerald Passes Away– October 4, 2020

2020 Community Health Fair Postponed– September 22, 2020

12th Annual Community Health Fair to take place throughout October– August 19, 2020

SWMC welcomes Elvis Kasi, CRNA to Surgery Team– July 1, 2020

Liberal Resident Recovers from Covid-19 – April 28, 2020

SWMC Nurse Provides Hope & Education to Ostomy Patients – April 14, 2020

Nurse Practitioner, Laura Kane joins 15th Street Family Care Center – April 6, 2020

Local Organizations working together to provide education on Coronavirus –  March 16, 2020

SWMC welcomes Dr. Anthony Galitsky, General Surgeon –  February 10, 2020

SWMC Board Announces New CEO – February 4, 2020

Nurse Practitioner Baolong Do Joins McMurry Family Center – January 22, 2020

SWMC Auxiliary Celebrates Community VolunteersJanuary 17, 2020

Southwest Medical Center Announces CEO Departure – December 3, 2019

Guymon Physician Joins Southwest Medical Center Team– Oct. 29, 2019

Southwest Medical Center Auxiliary Team Takes Home Gold Award– September 11, 2019

11th Annual Community Health Fair on Oct. 5 August 22, 2019

SWMC receives donation from FoundationJune 21, 2019

SWMC hospitalist program reaches 5-year milestone – March 26, 2019

SWMC launches 3D mammography service – March 1, 2019

SWMC introduces Occupational Therapy services – February 18, 2019

SWMC Auxiliary celebrates community volunteersJanuary 18, 2019

SWMC installs new bone density scannerJanuary 11, 2019

SWMC Board approves 3D mammographyDecember 14, 2018

SWMC welcomes Dr. Robert Williams, Radiologist December 7, 2018

SWMC to open OB/GYN clinic in Guymon November 1, 2018

SWMC welcomes new anesthesiologist, Dr. Brandon MackSeptember 8, 2018

SWMC RN earns lactation consultant board certificationJuly 27, 2018

SWMC Auxiliary volunteers donate patient lifts, monitors, and moreJuly 23, 2018

SWMC Auxiliary volunteers support safe swaddlingJune 29, 2018

Physical therapy group announces new name: Integrative Physical Therapy at Southwest Medical Center June 25, 2018

SWMC installs new ICU beds – June 8, 2018

SWMC welcomes Underwood as OB-GYN nurse practitioner – June 1, 2018

SWMC welcomes orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Firas Kawtharani – April 12, 2018

SWMC announces Pediatric Cardiology services – March 19, 2018

SWMC designated as Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care – February 28, 2018

SWMC Auxiliary celebrates community volunteers – January 29, 2018

SWMC Board approves nearly $1 million in improvements – December 29, 2017

SWMC welcomes general surgeon, Dr. Azefor – December 26, 2017

SWMC’s CEO selected as PHN President – December 8, 2017

SWMC hospitalist service continues to grow – November 17, 2017

SWMC Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade – November 1, 2017

SWMC welcomes Dr. McGroarty as ER Medical Director – July 24, 2017

SWMC welcomes Dr. Pingal Desai, Orthopedic & Sports Medicine physician – April 17, 2017

SWMC Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade – April 14, 2017

Quilting Comfort – April 7, 2017

SWMC opens 15th Street Family Care Center – February 9, 2017

SWMC Auxiliary celebrates community volunteers – February 3, 2017

SWMC receives stroke readiness designation – November 14, 2016

SWMC Auxiliary earns Gold Award – October 19, 2016

SWMC welcomes Dr. Imudia Ehanire to Liberal – August 24, 2016

SWMC welcomes Dr. Fadi Darwiche to Liberal – August 2, 2016

SWMC Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety in April 2016 Hospital Safety Score – May 23, 2016

SWMC challenges community to think FAST – April 29, 2016

SWMC general surgeon Dr. Rory Howard passes away – March 23, 2016

SWMC Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care – February 24, 2016

SWMC introduces telemedicine services – February 19, 2016

Southern Pioneer Electric’s H.U.G.S team donates to Southwest Sexual Assault Services – February 11, 2016

SWMC installs new ultrasound units – January 15, 2016

SWMC opens new Wound Care Center – November 9, 2015

SWMC introduces new CT scanner – August 17, 2015

Community unites to provide care for victims of sexual assault – April 30, 2015