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Sugar Land, TX News – New Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center Opens in Missouri City

Sugar Land, TX News (June 4, 2014) - Missouri City residents will soon have convenient access to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s leading emergency care capabilities.

The new state-of-the-art Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center opens July 15 in the heart of Missouri City, at 8200 Highway 6 between the Sienna Plantation and Riverstone communities. The center will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat patients of all ages who are ill or injured.

The 9,600-square-foot facility includes 10 private treatment rooms, full-service X-ray, CT, and ultrasound capabilities.

Most importantly, Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians specializing in emergency care from pediatric to geriatric patients, working alongside specially trained nursing and ancillary staff with extensive experience in emergency care.

“The new Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center gives Missouri City residents a first-class ER right in their own neighborhood,” says Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.  “Patients treated at the new center will have direct, expedited admission to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital if needed, along with personal assistance from patient representatives in scheduling necessary follow-up appointments.  And the center will accept all insurance plans that are in-network with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.”

“Our goal is to provide a streamlined, easy-to-navigate system for patients who enter the center,” says Dr. Scott Rivenes, emergency department medical director of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.   “The new facility will enable us to quickly assess patients as they come in, enabling them to see a board-certified emergency medicine physician as efficiently as possible.  Since we have onsite imaging and laboratory services, we have access to the full range of diagnostic services our physicians need without patients leaving the building.”

The new center is just part of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s $131 million expansion to better serve patients from Fort Bend and surrounding areas.

“Like many parts of Fort Bend, Missouri City has experienced tremendous population growth in recent years, and this new emergency center will definitely enhance our service to the community,” says Siebenaler.  “It is an amazing facility that will provide a substantial positive impact on the availability of high-quality care for people living nearby.”

Join Houston Methodist for the Emergency Care Center grand opening celebration and open house on July 10, from 5 -7 pm. There will be tours, refreshments, a free gift for attendees, and fabulous door prizes.

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