Neighbors Emergency Center -- Odessa Open for Business December 19

Community invited to Public Christmas Theme Celebration Friday, December 18

Dec 18, 2015, 13:34 ET from Neighbors Emergency Center

PEARLAND, Texas, Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Neighbors Emergency Center Odessa location will start seeing patients on Saturday, December 19. To celebrate its Grand Opening, the emergency center will have a free public celebration for the community on the evening before December 18 in the center lobby from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The family friendly event will feature Santa and his friends. There will be complimentary food and a hot chocolate station. Everyone will have a chance to take a free photo with Santa as a keepsake. Children will have a chance to write a letter to St. Nick detailing their Christmas wishes.

The Odessa emergency center is the 17th center to open in Texas. The center is located at 2731 N. Grandview Ave., Odessa, TX 79762. The center can be reached at 432-366-0945 or visit

Lauren Cotton, MS, RN, CEN Chief Nursing Officer said, "We are proud to serve the Odessa community. We believe Odessa will greatly benefit from Neighbors' personalized 24-hour emergency care experience while offering the same level of access and services as a hospital-based emergency room.

Neighbors Health System, the parent company of Neighbors Emergency Center, recently took 4th in the Houston Business Journal's ‎Fast 100 companies, along with being named the HBJ's #3 Best Place to Work for 2015. Neighbors Emergency Center freestanding emergency rooms have also been awarded "The Best ER" in Baytown, TX and Pearland, TX, as well as one of Houston's Top Workplaces in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

About Neighbors Emergency Center:
Neighbors Health System operates Neighbors Emergency Center, a series of 24-hour freestanding emergency centers that have seen exponential growth in Texas since 2009. Neighbors Emergency Center believes in providing extraordinary care that is dedicated to making lives better every day, with an unfaltering vision to be The Best Neighbors Ever. This means providing unparalleled medical care driven by compassion, respect, and dedication and a focus on our patients, our culture, and the community.

Neighbors' 15+ locations service many communities, including Houston, Austin, El Paso, Beaumont, and the Permian Basin, with plans for centers in areas that include South Texas and Colorado in 2016.

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SOURCE Neighbors Emergency Center