Southwestern Medical Center
About the Community
Located just 90 easy miles southwest of Oklahoma City on Interstate 44, Lawton is the third largest city in Oklahoma. Fort Sill, located just north of the city, is home of the United States Army Field Artillery. Visitors to the Lawton/Fort Sill Historic Landmark and Museum can see a large collection of 20th century artillery known as the Cannon Walk, view historic buildings originally constructed by Buffalo Soldiers and visit the famous Native American burial sites of Geronimo and Quanah Parker.
Lawton is located in the heart of the Great Plains Country, an area well known for its abundant lakes and world-class fishing and hunting. Mount Scott, which rises 2,500 feet above the plains, provides some of the most breathtaking scenery in the state and a chance to view free-roaming bison, longhorn cattle, whitetail deer and elk. The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, established in 1901, provides a habitat for large grazing animals on its 59,020 acres. The refuge is also home to approximately 400 species of animals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, and more than 800 plant species.
About the Hospital
As a 199-bed full-service hospital, Southwestern Medical Center provides a comprehensive range of medical services and high-quality care. We are a forward-thinking, innovative hospital where trust, teamwork, and technology come together to make a positive difference in the health of our community and region.
Southwestern Medical Center was the first hospital in Lawton to be awarded “Accreditation with Commendation” – the highest level of accreditation awarded by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest accrediting body. The Southwestern Rehabilitation Center was the first rehabilitation facility to receive a three-year accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This is the highest level of accreditation achievable.
Southwestern Medical Center is also the first and only Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center in southwest Oklahoma. For the third consecutive year, Southwestern Medical Center (SWMC) was named one of the “Top Oklahoma Workplaces” by The Oklahoman newspaper in 2015. Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ACS Review also named SWMC one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.