Southwest General Hospital & Cima Open Private Inpatient Hospice Care Unit

Southwest General Hospital & Cima Open Private Inpatient Hospice Care Unit

(San Antonio, TX) - Southwest General Hospital & Cima Hospice is proud to announce the opening of a Cima ComfortCare Suites inpatient unit. The community is invited to a dedication and ribbon cutting event on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. which will provide an open house, refreshments and information about this new service.

“With 24/7 visiting hours and accommodations in the room designed to embrace not only the patient but the family as well, we are very pleased to bring this unique level of care to the south side of San Antonio,” reported Dr. Sarah Humme, DNP,RN NEA-BC,CENP, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operations Officer for Southwest General Hospital.

“The private rooms are located on the third floor of Southwest General Hospital. This 2-bed unit offers a dedicated location for palliative and hospice care for respite and support in a comfortable, tranquil and homelike environment,” adds Dr. Humme.

Working in collaboration with the care teams at Southwest General Hospital, a Cima interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, volunteers and bereavement support specialists attend to the medical needs of our patients and to the emotional, social and spiritual issues of our patients and their families facing end of life challenges.

“Though most of our patients certainly prefer to be in the comfort of their own homes, sometimes home is not an option due to the progression of the patient’s terminal illness and more acute needs for pain and symptom control. The ComfortCare Suites at Southwest General Hospital provide a home away from home for these patients and their families,” shares Stephanie Giust, administrator for Cima Hospice.

Southwest General Hospital is located at 7400 Barlite Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78224. Please RSVP for the ribbon cutting event via email at cbenavides@cimahospice.com or by calling Carmen Benavides at (210) 279-6770.

About Southwest General Hospital

Southwest General Hospital has provided high-quality health care for residents of southwest San Antonio for over 30 years and continues to be the only health care facility in this section of the city. Southwest General is a 327-bed facility staffed by experienced health care professionals. The hospital is committed to providing high-quality health services and an excellent patient experience. Southwest General has earned numerous distinctions for quality, including a HealthGrades 5-star rating for maternity care seven years in a row, 5-star rated for treatment of heart failure 2012, 5-star rated for treatment of COPD 2012, 5-star rated for pneumonia 3 years in a row (2010-2012), 5-star rated for treatment of sepsis 3 years in a row (2010-2012). Southwest General has also earned the Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers and the ISO 9001:2008 certification.

About Cima Hospice

Headquartered in San Antonio and founded in 2006, Cima Hospice provides palliative end of life care and compassion with offices in San Antonio, El Paso, New Braunfels, McAllen, Tyler and Texarkana. Along with its sister company, Jordan Health Services which provides a full array of home health and provider services, we now have 40 locations across Texas serving over 14,500 clients daily and covering more than 80% of the state's population in its service area. Jordan Health Services & Cima Hospice are one of the largest home care providers in the state of Texas.

For more information, please contact:
Jacqueline Kneubuhl, CIMA Sales Manager
(210) 577-0337

Carmen Benavides, CIMA SA Team Lead
(210) 561-5522

Elizabeth Luna, Southwest General Hospital Marketing Director
(210) 921-3521