Neighbors Health System Announces Strategic Alliance With HKS Architecture

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Neighbors Health System Announces Strategic Alliance With HKS Architecture

PEARLAND, TX – February, 12th, 2015 – Neighbors Health System, owner of Neighbors Emergency Center, announced a strategic partnership with HKS Architecture. HKS, known for its design of W and Aloft hotels, is an international leader in hospitality and medical architecture.

Bruce McVeigh, MS, MA, Chief Operating Officer of Neighbors Health System said, “We are looking forward to working with HKS in creating a standardized prototype for our free-standing emergency centers that will enhance the patient’s experience. We foresee this standardized look and feel of all Neighbors Emergency Centers to be a strength in our future growth.”

The Neighbors Health System partnership with HKS was authorized by the Neighbors board of directors on February 3rd. Under the agreement, HKS will develop a prototype design that will be site adapted to future Neighbors locations, with plans for future adaptations of the design into larger scale uses. Setul Patel, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer said “A partnership with HKS demonstrates Neighbors’ dedication to providing our patients with a care environment unmatched by any other institution—quality patient care continues to drive our design strategies.”

Neighbors Emergency Center free-standing emergency rooms have been voted the best ER in Baytown, TX and Pearland, TX and one of Houston’s Top Workplaces.

Neighbors Emergency Center has plans to open eight new centers in 2015, including locations in Midland, Odessa, El Paso, and Texas City.

About Neighbors Emergency Center:
Neighbors Emergency Center has redefined the emergency room experience with short wait times, board certified ER physicians, and private, relaxing exam rooms for adults and children. Neighbors makes going to the emergency room more convenient and less stressful.

Neighbors Emergency Center’s philosophy is that the best medical care begins with patient centered efforts, which includes personalized care plans and physicians who take the time to answer each and every question.