Building San Antonio’s Medical Community


In January of 1978, G.W. Mitchell Construction was commissioned to build a new ground up 166-bed, 110,000 square foot hospital known as Southwest General Hospital. Not only was Mitchell able to complete the construction of the hospital 30 days prior to its original completion date but they also came in under budget. In August of 1979, the hospital celebrated its grand opening with keynote speaker Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez.

As a result of such a positive experience with the owners, in 1983, Mitchell was asked to negotiate with the hospital on a difficult, fast track addition and remodel that would add 60,00 square feet- fifty percent of the hospital’s original size. Again, Mitchell proved to be successful in this project finishing it within the completion date and budget.

Today, Southwest General Hospital has continued to provide high-quality healthcare for residents of southwest San Antonio for over 30 years and remains a vital source of healthcare for the Southside of San Antonio and the surrounding area. It is a 327-bed acute care hospital with specialties in Cardiology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Women’s Health, Emergency Services, Physical Therapy, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatric Services. Southwest General has earned numerous distinctions for quality, including a Health Grades 5-star rating for maternity care seven years in a row, Health Grades 5-star rating in heart failure, sepsis, pneumonia and COPD.

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