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March 19, 2013

New medical facility on track for fall opening

HUNTSVILLE — A new 30,000-square foot medical facility offering emergency room and dialysis services is coming to Huntsville.

Sam Houston Medical Center is set to open in September and will be located at the old Hillcrest Ford dealership site. The facility will also house other doctor offices with different specialties.

The largest section of the medical center will be home to the new Physicians ER of Huntsville. The 11,500-square foot center will be a full-service emergency room with 30 employees and have a full lab, X-ray and CAT scan and ultrasound services onsite and open 24 hours a day.

“We have been doing the free-standing ER’s for 13 years around Houston and we have learned where the needs are for this type of care,” said Dr. Kelly J. Larkin, medical director, emergency department for St. Luke’s.

Although Huntsville has a great hospital and emergency department, Larkin said, they will offer services for people who want to get in and out a little quicker.

“We will be able to take care of any emergency, and they will be able to get out a little bit quicker and get faster service,” she said.

The ER will have a contract with the HMH in case they need to admit a patient for surgery, she said.

The ER will be managed by Endeavor Medical Systems.

Liberty Dialysis will lease 8,500-square feet of the building, said Lisa Dominey-Josey, from ProMed Realty.

They will offer high end dialysis services, she said.

They are currently talking to a number of other tenants that will come in and fill the remainder of the space, she said.

Larkin said she was approached by Dr. Dimitrios Mantzoros to partner with him and offer medical services.

Mantzoros along side ProMed Realty Services and several doctors in the community developed a 100,000-square foot medical complex behind the HMH five years ago and said it has been very successful.

“This other facility has been so successful in bringing in new doctors, bringing in tax revenue to the city and creating jobs and taking the burden off the hospital and the hospital district to carry the financial burden, that us doctors decided to reinvest and open this location,” Mantzoros said. Mantzoros said they have been very active in bringing services to Huntsville.

“The trend in Houston has been for free standing emergency rooms to provide an alternative to hospital emergency services, the trend has been there and the interest has been there,” he said. “This location was sitting empty and we saw the opportunity of this great location.”

Solid Bride Construction and Clopton Brother’s Construction Civil/Dirt Contractors were hired to complete the construction.


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