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Texas Health Burleson Opens Stand-alone Emergency Department
09/30/2010

BURLESON, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Outpatient Center Burleson is opening a stand-alone, 10-bed emergency department to care for the emergent medical needs of the Burleson, Joshua and Crowley communities.

Set to open October 4, the new emergency department will be equipped to handle acute medical emergencies and is located on the campus of Texas Health Burleson.

The facility will host a Family Safety Event, including a sneak preview of the emergency department on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at 2750 SW Wilshire Blvd.

“As the community continues to grow, we saw a need to increase access to emergency services that are quick and convenient,” said Becky Tucker, administrator of Texas Health Burleson. “We are excited about being the first stand-alone emergency department in this community.”

The emergency department will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be staffed by the same physician group that delivers emergency care at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospitals in Fort Worth, Southwest Fort Worth and Cleburne.

“Our physicians and nurses are trained to handle a multitude of medical conditions,” said Dr. Brad Commons, medical director of the emergency department at Texas Health Burleson. “Many medical emergencies require immediate medical intervention and stabilization. The emergency department in Burleson can be this communities’ first stop. If the patient requires a higher-level of care, the patient will be sent to the appropriate hospital by air or ground ambulance.”

The emergency department will initially open with 10 beds with the capability of expanding to 15.

For more information, please visit TexasHealth.org/Burleson.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.

 

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