Good Luck

September 28th, 2022

bhakta patel photoBrothers Dhiru Patel and Bipin Bhakta and their mother, Manglaben Patel take a picture with Southwest Medical Center President and CEO Robert Whittaker, left, after making a donation of $5,000 to the local hospital. Courtesy photoSouthwest Medical Center


Southwest Medical Center recently received a donation in the amount of $5,000 from a local family. 

Brothers Dhiru Patel and Bipin Bhakta donated these funds in honor of their mother, Manglaben Patel. Manglaben was a recent patient at Southwest Medical Center. 

“We believe in supporting the community that has always supported us,” Bipin Bhakta said. “Our mother received exceptional care during her stay at SWMC, so we thought the perfect way to honor her, was to give back to this hospital.” 

Patel and Bhakta have been Liberal residents for more than 30 years, operating various hotels. They’ve also established the Natvarbhai Bhakta Memorial Scholarship at Liberal High School in honor of their father, who passed away several years ago. 


shelter article new june 2021

This scholarship is awarded to one qualifying senior who plans to major in education or medicine. “This donation is a testament to the generosity of this family.” SWMC CEO Robert Whitaker said. “This shows how much they truly care about our community and we are very thankful.” 

The donated funds will be used for capital improvements and renovation projects at Southwest Medical Center.