Community Benefits C O M M U N I T Y N U R S E P R O G R A M Provides health screenings and educational programs to community members of all ages. Services are provided in convenient neighborhood locations such as recreation and senior centers libraries and local meeting places. E M S E D U C AT I O N P R O G R A M Certification education for paramedics EMTs police and 9-1-1 dispatchers including educational requirements to maintain certification for the state of Ohio and National Registry. Education is provided at both the Health Center and local fire stations. E M S M E D I C A L C O N T R O L Emergency Medical Technicians EMTs must function under the direction of a medical directorphysician. They follow written patient care protocols andacton behalf of the physician in the field. Additionally EMS is able to provide Narcan heroin overdose antidote in the field. Southwest General provides medical control for the following departments Cleveland Hopkins Intl Airport Berea Fire NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Brunswick FireDispatchers Brunswick Hills Twp. Fire Columbia Twp. Fire Brook Park Fire Middleburg Hts. Fire Strongsville Fire Dispatchers and Olmsted Falls Fire. H E A LT H C O N N E C T I O N Free physician referral and health information phone service staffed by a registered nurse. M E D I C AT I O N D I S P O S A L P R O G R A M Allows residents to drop off unused medication at Southwest General for appropriate disposal keeping water sources cleaner. S C H O O L H E A LT H P R O G R A M Provides school nurses for the Berea City School District. Nurses provide basic first aid medication assistance control of communicable diseases and state-mandated health screenings. S P O N S O R S H I P S D O N AT I O N S Southwest General proudly supports United Way the American Heart Association Relay for Life and many other local and national organizations involved in community health and wellness activities. VA N T R A N S P O RTAT I O N Free van transportation for residents in Southwest Generals taxing district who are unable to provide their own transportation to doctor appointments tests and other clinical services at Southwest Generals Main Campus and off-site buildings.