Dr. Setul G. Patel Honored as one of HBJ’s 40 Under 40

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Neighbors Health System CEO Honored as one of HBJ’s 40 Under 40



Pearland, TX – September 29, 2015 – Setul G. Patel, MD, MBA, CEO of Neighbors Health System has been inducted into the Houston Business Journal’s prestigious 40 Under 40 Class of 2015.


The 40 Under 40 annual award recognizes the best and brightest up-and-coming professionals from a variety of industries in the Houston area. According to the HBJ, 400 nominations were received this year.


“I am honored to be included with such an impressive group of people,” said Patel.  “All of my partners, administrative team, and clinical staff together have built an extraordinary company, and this recognition really belongs to the entire Neighbors organization.”


Neighbors Health System operates Neighbors Emergency Centers, a series of 24-hour freestanding emergency centers that have had exponential growth in Texas in the last few years. Neighbors services communities such as Houston, Austin, El Paso, Beaumont, and the Permian Basin. Neighbors currently has 13 open centers with plans for 20 open centers by January 2016 in areas that include South Texas and Colorado.


In 2008, along with a group of seven other emergency physicians, Patel founded Neighbors based on the belief they could provide patients seeking emergency care a more personalized experience than the traditional hospital emergency department.


Judges scored the 40 Under 40 nominees based on leadership, overcoming challenges, and community involvement. Honorees will be profiled in a special 40 Under 40 edition of the HBJ on October 30.
Neighbors Healthy System recently took 4th in the Houston Business Journal’s ‪‎Fast 100 companies, and Neighbors Emergency Center freestanding emergency rooms have been awarded “The Best ER” in Baytown, TX and Pearland, TX and one of Houston’s Top Workplaces in 2013 and 2014.