HOUSTON, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Houston Methodist Cypress Emergency Care Center is less than a year away from opening its doors. Dozens of people including members of the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Board of Trustees and the leadership team attended the ground breaking ceremony on November 17. The new facility will be located on the Northwest corner of Highway 290 and Fairfield Creek Drive - near the Highway 290 and Mueschke Road exit (on the westbound side).
Watch a highlight video of the ground breaking ceremony: http://youtu.be/ND_FHsi8kJY
Houston Methodist Cypress Emergency Care Center will be equipped to treat ill and injured patients of all ages, including children. The facility is approximately 9,600 square feet and will contain 10 treatment rooms, general radiology capabilities (x-ray), computerized tomography imaging (CT), ultrasound and full on-site laboratory services. With a dedicated ambulance entrance, the facility will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
"Houston Methodist is excited to expand our presence and offer our high quality health care services in the growing Cypress area," said Beryl Ramsey, chief executive officer, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, and senior vice president, Houston Methodist. "This Center will provide an efficient emergency care experience, specifically designed with the patient in mind, and will bring to the area the compassionate care and service our community has come to expect from Houston Methodist."
Houston Methodist Cypress Emergency Care Center will be staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians specializing in emergency care, working alongside trained nursing and ancillary staff that have extensive experience in emergency care. For conditions requiring hospital admissions or further evaluation, the staff will facilitate transfers to Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital or a facility with the appropriate level of care.
Houston Methodist Cypress Emergency Care Center is a department of Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.
About Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of Houston Methodist. The hospital has expanded in Northwest Houston to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the community.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, and focuses on women and children in its new Women's & Children's Pavilion. For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Houston Methodist Willowbrook campus, please visit houstonmethodist.org/willowbrook. To find a physician, call 281.737.2500.
SOURCE Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital