SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A free community event and ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, Nov. 19, celebrates the newest Baptist Emergency Hospital – NW Military, opening in late November.
The nearly 40,000-square-foot emergency center is being built through a partnership of San Antonio-based Baptist Health System and Emerus Hospitals, the preferred partner to leading health systems throughout the nation. Featuring a state-of-the-art emergency department, advanced imaging center and an ambulatory service center, it will be staffed by board-certified physicians who are dedicated to providing the same compassionate care that have made Baptist Emergency Hospital one of the nation's leading healthcare systems.
As part of the grand opening celebration, Baptist Health System and Emerus are sponsoring the community event from noon to 4 p.m. at the NW Military location, 4103 North Loop 1604 West. The free, family friendly celebration will include live music, free food trucks, bounce houses, a photo booth, face painters and giveaways. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. For more information, visit BaptistEmergencyHospital.com/events.
"We are excited to combine our experience with the medical expertise and commitment to excellence we share with the Baptist Health System," said Craig Goguen, CEO of Emerus. "Baptist Health is a trusted name in the San Antonio region. Together, we can expand medical services to areas in need of better access to the comprehensive and innovative, yet affordable, healthcare solutions this new facility will provide."
David Mitchell, regional CEO for Baptist Emergency Hospital, said, "This beautiful new emergency center will have an immediate positive impact on the community. We are proud to be offering specialized emergency medical care where the residents need it the most, close to home."
"An intense focus on quality, timely and patient-focused care are the hallmarks of what the community can expect from Baptist Emergency Hospitals," said Graham Reeve, President and CEO of Baptist Health System. "From the moment the patient walks through our doors, the emergency center's experienced staff is ready to meet the patient's needs in a way that is convenient, accessible, efficient and compassionate."
San Antonio-based commercial contractor F.A. Nunnelly developed the new facility. With the addition of NW Military, Baptist Emergency Hospital now has seven convenient locations throughout the San Antonio area including Hausman, Overlook, Thousand Oaks, Westover Hills, Schertz and Zarzamora.
ABOUT BAPTIST HEALTH SYSTEM Baptist Health System is a trusted provider of health care in San Antonio and South Texas. The System includes six acute-care hospitals (Baptist Medical Center, Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, North Central Baptist Hospital, Northeast Baptist Hospital, and St. Luke's Baptist Hospital) in San Antonio and Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels, which offer more than 1,674 licensed beds. All six hospitals have earned Accredited Chest Pain Center designation. The San Antonio hospitals have Primary Stroke Center Certification. The system also includes Baptist Regional Children's Center, Baptist Breast Center, Baptist Cancer Center, HealthLink wellness and fitness center and physical rehabilitation centers. Other entities include Baptist M&S Imaging Centers, community health and wellness programs, ambulatory services, medical office buildings and School of Health Professions. The system is part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, based out of Dallas, Texas.
ABOUT EMERUS Emerus is the nation's first, largest and most experienced operator of micro-hospitals. Emerus partners with leading health systems to provide excellence, empathy and innovation in health care delivery through a network of efficient, value-based micro-hospitals. The Emerus network brings high-quality, patient-centric acute episodic and ambulatory clinical services to communities across a given market. This helps patients by positioning best-in-class provider services in the communities where they work, live and play. Emerus' distinctive level of care earned the Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. More information is available at www.emerus.com.