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Southwest Medical Foundation


The Southwest Medical Foundation operates as a volunteer organization exclusively for Southwest Health System, to promote medical, scientific, and educational opportunities promoting Southwest Health.

Our Story

The Southwest Medical Foundation was incorporated August 29, 1979, to drive a comprehensive program of fund development that supports the overall mission and vision of Southwest Health, making a positive impact for patients, their families, and our Southwest Health family of employees.

Our goal is through philanthropy, we raise funds and dedicate our resources to further advance the needs of Southwest Health and those it serves. The Foundation has made two major gifts in the past two years to the Southwest Health. One was a $100,000 gift to help establish an outpatient diagnostic clinic for easier access to 3D Mammography for our community. The Foundation also landscaped the Medical Center Walking Track after various storms devastated the trees and shrubs around the Track, which is used 24 hours a day by employees and the public.

Employees give regularly to the Foundation and The Gala starring Haley Reinhart will be Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 6:30pm the Southwest Mississippi Community College Fine Arts Auditorium with the After Party to follow at The Palace in downtown McComb.

You can make a difference through your generosity and caring. By making a pledge or gift today, you can help us continue providing amenities to benefit patients and staff and as well as assisting in allowing Southwest Health to remain on the cutting edge of new technology while improving the health and wellness of those residing in our communities. You may also make memorials and honorariums on this site.


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Foundation Board Members who are cancer survivors are shown with the Prayer Cross the Foundation had created and installed at The Mississippi Cancer Institute. From left to right LeWair Foreman, Julius Carl Butler, and Nancy Smith.