A new Emergency Treatment facility has opened on Beltway 8 East, near Wallisville Road.
A ribbon cutting was held on Monday of this week, to officially open the facility known as “HCA Houston ER-24/7.” The Emergency Room is part of the Bayshore Medical Center, an HCA affiliated hospital.
HCA decided not to reopen their full service hospital, East Houston Medical Center on I-10, after it flooded last year with several feet of water over the first floor. This ruined all the medical equipment, making it too expensive to reopen, and with no guarantee it wouldn’t flood again, according to Jeanna Bamburg, CEO of Bayshore Medical Center.
The new ER is for minnor emergencies, with lab, radiology, and treatment rooms. It is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week, with doctors and nurses. Major problems can be transferred to Bayshore Hospital. The ER-24/7 is located on the frontage road southbound, and can be reached from the Beltway or Wallisville Road. The official opening was Monday, and the staff is now treating all types of medical problems.
See page 2 for more details on the facility.