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Tomball Regional Medical Center opens freestanding emergency department in Magnolia

Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC) recently opened Affinity Emergency Center in Magnolia. This is the hospital’s first freestanding emergency center in the area. Affinity Emergency Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve patients who experience medical emergencies.

“Affinity Emergency Center benefits Magnolia residents by providing them the same quality emergency healthcare that is provided at Tomball Regional Medical Center,” said Tom Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of TRMC. “This freestanding emergency center is another example of our commitment to expanding healthcare in an area with growing healthcare needs.”

Like any hospital emergency department, the new Affinity Emergency Center is equipped to treat patients with illnesses and injuries that require a higher level of care than urgent care facilities offer. Many emergency services can be effectively managed by freestanding emergency departments without the need for transfer to a traditional hospital setting. Approximately $3 million has been invested in the new 11,000 square-foot facility, which includes six treatment rooms, a triage room and lab services. Outpatient imaging is also available on-site at the adjoining Affinity Imaging Center. Board-certified emergency medicine physicians, registered nurses and other patient care providers staff the center.

“In an emergency situation, patients and caregivers need to be able to rely on the expertise, care and treatment they receive,” said Dr. Jay Kovar, TRMC Emergency Department Medical Director, “Our healthcare team works together to meet patients’ medical needs and offer them the possible experience in an emergency.”

“Residents can be assured that high-quality emergency care will be available when they need it at this convenient location,” said Jackson.

This is the most recent investment TRMC has made in increasing access to emergency services in the northwest Houston area. TRMC also recently announced the expansion of its emergency department at the hospital’s main campus, bringing the hospital’s total investment in emergency services to approximately $7.5 million.