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Kingwood Medical Center opening ER in Cleveland

September 21, 2018

Construction crews have started moving dirt at the site of Kingwood Medical Center’s new freestanding emergency room in Cleveland.

An official ground breaking ceremony will be held at the site on Friday, Sept. 28.

Marmerstein said that a freestanding ER facility in Cleveland will allow patients to seek care closer to home and will result in a smoother transition if admission to the main hospital is necessary.

“We are putting a building where we already have many patients,” said Robert Marmerstein, chief operating office of Kingwood Medical Center. “There is an unmet need in the Cleveland area.”

The Cleveland facility will not be the first of Kingwood Medical Center’s freestanding ER’s outside of Kingwood. Their Fall Creek location sees 30 to 60 patients a day from the Humble and Atascocita areas, Marmerstein said.

C.A. Walker Construction crews have already begun on-site work. Construction is projected to wrap-up by early May 2019, and the Kingwood Medical Center team anticipates opening the Cleveland facility’s doors in late May 2019.

The $4.4 million building will be 10,840 square feet, containing 12 exam rooms. The facility will include a lab, CT Scan and radiology services.

The Kingwood Medical Center ER in Cleveland will be staffed 24-7 by ER-trained physicians and nurses. At least one physician will be on-site at any given time, according to Marmerstein.

He said Kingwood Medical Center is always looking at opportunities to expand their services to other areas, but that currently there are no solid plans to build additional facilities elsewhere.

Kingwood Medical Center’s Emergency Room in Cleveland will be located at 1103 East Houston Street.

mfeuk@hcnonline.com

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