Dr. Setul G. Patel Wins 2015 Ernst & Young Health Care Entrepreneur of the Year ®

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Dr. Setul G. Patel, CEO of Neighbors Emergency Center, Wins 2015 Ernst & Young Health Care Entrepreneur of the Year ® , Gulf Coast Area

June 26, 2015– Pearland, TX– Setul G. Patel, MD, MBA, CEO of Neighbors Emergency Center won the 2015 Ernst & Young Health Care Entrepreneur of the Year ®, Gulf Coast Region, announced Thursday, June 25, 2015.

Dr. Patel helped found Neighbors Health System in 2008, a regional emergency medicine healthcare delivery model operating Neighbors Emergency Centers freestanding emergency facilities. He started his career as an emergency room physician, graduating from the School of Medicine at The University of Virginia and completing specialty training at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, where he was also Chief Resident. After obtaining his MBA from the University of Tennessee and graduating Phi Kappa Phi, Dr. Patel helped found Neighbors Emergency Center.

As President and CEO, he has helped grow the company based upon simple philosophies – take care of the patient and take care of the people who deliver their care. In addition to providing exceptional patient care, Neighbors offers physicians equity opportunities to invest in their facilities. Through an active administrative schedule, Dr. Patel still finds time to see patients through clinical shifts at Neighbors Emergency Center several times a month.

The 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year Gulf ® Coast Area featured 38 distinguished finalists. As a regional award winner, Dr. Setul G. Patel is eligible for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year national award, which will be announced on November 14th in Palm Springs, California. The winner of the national award will go on to compete for the World Entrepreneur of the Year Award in June 2016 in Monaco.

The Neighbors Emergency Center freestanding emergency rooms have been voted “The Best ER” in Baytown, TX, “#1 ER” in Pearland, TX and one of Houston’s Top Workplaces.

Neighbors Emergency Center has plans to open eight additional centers in 2015, including locations in Midland and El Paso.

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.