Let me first say Hello At the start of 2016 I began my tenure as president and chief executive officer CEO of Southwest General Health Center. It is an honor to be in this position and to be a part of a strong organization that is making a difference in the health and wellness of the communities we serve. My predecessor Thomas Selden provided strong leadership for the organization and helped to position Southwest General as one of the best community hospitals in Northeast Ohio. I would like to thank Tom for all he accomplished and to wish him well in retirement. Southwest General is known for providing patients with safe high quality care. This is validated by the many local state and national awards we have earned. We are proud of this important recognition which shows our commitment to providing you with the best possible care when you need us. In my first few months at Southwest General I have met many people from within the Health Center and from the communities we serve. I appreciate the warm welcome and support they have extended to me. One thing I have learned during this time is that people have a strong commitment to Southwest General and recognize us as their hospital of choice when they need medical care for themselves or their families. We are truly fortunate to have such support from our community and we will work hard to continue providing the outstanding quality of care youve come to expect from Southwest General. In this publication you will meet just a few of the many dedicated staff physicians and volunteers who help to provide care at Southwest General. In their own words they share what inspires them and why they are passionate about what they do. Through them and the work they do each day we are able to live our Mission bringing compassionate quality care to each and every patient. Meeting your needs and helping to improve your health is our top priority. Each person at Southwest General shares this commitment. Moving forward we will continue to focus on delivering excellent care and an exceptional patient experience. Additionally we will continue to invest in developing our Main Campus and community Medical Centers to bring you state-of-the-art facilities and services for quick convenient access to the care you need close to home. I would like to thank you for your support of our Health Center and for helping us to carry out our mission. All of us at Southwest General are committed to working together to make a difference for you and your family. I look forward to our future together. William Message from our President and Chief Executive Officer Sincerely William A. Young Jr. President and CEO Southwest General Health Center William A. Young Jr.Health is our Passion. Quality is our Focus. Compassion is our Way.