Neighbors Health System CEO Honored as one of HBJ's 40 Under 40

Sep 29, 2015, 15:40 ET from Neighbors Health System

PEARLAND, Texas, Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Setul G. Patel, MD, MBA, CEO of Neighbors Health System has been inducted into the Houston Business Journal's prestigious 40 Under 40 Class of 2015.

The 40 Under 40 annual award recognizes the best and brightest up-and-coming professionals from a variety of industries in the Houston area. According to the HBJ, 400 nominations were received this year.

"I am honored to be included with such an impressive group of people," said Patel.  "All of my partners, administrative team, and clinical staff together have built an extraordinary company, and this recognition really belongs to the entire Neighbors organization."

Neighbors Health System operates Neighbors Emergency Centers, a series of 24-hour freestanding emergency centers that have had exponential growth in Texas in the last few years. Neighbors services communities such as Houston, Austin, El Paso, Beaumont, and the Permian Basin. Neighbors currently has 13 open centers with plans for 20 open centers by January 2016 in areas that include South Texas and Colorado.

In 2008, along with a group of seven other emergency physicians, Patel founded Neighbors based on the belief they could provide patients seeking emergency care a more personalized experience than the traditional hospital emergency department.

Judges scored the 40 Under 40 nominees based on leadership, overcoming challenges, and community involvement. Honorees will be profiled in a special 40 Under 40 edition of the HBJ on October 30.

Neighbors Healthy System recently took 4th in the Houston Business Journal's ‎Fast 100 companies, and Neighbors Emergency Center freestanding emergency rooms have been awarded "The Best ER" in Baytown, TX and Pearland, TX and one of Houston's Top Workplaces in 2013 and 2014.

About Neighbors Emergency Center:

Neighbors Emergency Center has redefined the emergency room experience with short wait times, board certified ER physicians, and private, relaxing exam rooms for adults and children. Neighbors makes going to the emergency room more convenient and less stressful.

Neighbors Emergency Center's philosophy is that the best medical care begins with patient centered efforts, which includes personalized care plans and physicians who take the time to answer each and every question.

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SOURCE Neighbors Health System