Five Star ER Commemorates Groundbreaking for Dripping Springs Location to Open Summer of 2015

By March 4, 2015Press Releases

Five Star ER Commemorates Groundbreaking for Dripping Springs Location to Open Summer of 2015

Facility Construction and Community Outreach Well Underway

Austin, TX, February 25, 2015 – Five Star ER announced today that construction is well underway for the company’s Dripping Springs freestanding emergency center, scheduled to open in the summer of 2015. The center, located at 333 E. Highway 290, recently marked construction progress with a ceremonial groundbreaking event attended by local officials, staff and area physicians. Five Star ER is owned and operated by Emergency Service Partners (ESP), a physician-owned group providing emergency medical care in local emergency rooms throughout Central Texas since 1988.

“We are excited to celebrate this milestone and look forward to serving the emergency medical needs of the growing Dripping Springs community,” stated Marysol Imler, RN and Administrator for the Austin-based Five Star ER. “Our mission is to engage beyond the services we offer and become active participants in the communities we serve. Our locations are staffed by highly experienced board-certified physicians and ER-trained nurses qualified to treat major or minor medical emergencies in a responsive and compassionate manner.”

During the groundbreaking event, Five Star ER announced it recently joined the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce and became a sponsor of the 2015 Denim & Diamonds Gala, benefiting the Dripping Springs Education Foundation.

The 9,600 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features five private exam rooms including two trauma rooms, an onsite laboratory, pharmacy, and imaging services for rapid diagnosis and treatment. Diagnostic imaging capabilities include digital CT scans and x-rays, as well as formal and bedside ultrasounds. Five Star ER also provides a variety of laboratory services, including complete blood counts and metabolic panels, cardiac enzymes analysis, and blood gas profiling.

Five Star ER is a state-licensed emergency center and will be open 24/7/365. The center will provide the same high-quality medical care patients seek in a traditional hospital-based emergency room, differentiating the patient treatment experience through a highly personalized approach within a family-friendly, healing environment and comfortable setting. The approach to care has been streamlined to make each minute count, moving patients into a private room and in front of a board-certified physician within minutes.

The design of the facility, guided by Five Star ER’s award-winning team, focuses on the needs of both patients and the healthcare workers who serve them. Covered entryways, ample parking, modern lounge furnishings, secure Wi-Fi and charging stations work together to create a relaxing, comfortable setting for patients, family and friends.

The Five Star ER | Dripping Springs is the third of four locations scheduled to open in 2015. Additional locations in the greater Austin area, along with projected opening time frames, are listed below:

Five Star ER Locations

Round Rock

1700 Round Rock Avenue

Round Rock, TX 78681

Now Open

South Austin

8721 Manchaca Road

Austin, TX  78748

Opening Spring 2015

Dripping Springs

333 E. Highway 290

Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Opening Summer 2015


2797 FM 685

Pflugerville, TX 78660

Opening Fall 2015


About Five Star ER

Five Star ER, based in Austin, Texas, is a freestanding emergency department owned and operated by Emergency Service Partners (ESP), a physician-owned group providing emergency medical care in Central Texas emergency rooms since 1988. ESP is also the exclusive provider of emergency physician services to the Seton Healthcare Family. Five Star ER, a state-licensed facility, serves as a proud partner of the Seton Healthcare Family leveraging the existing relationship to offer continuity of care should there be a need for patient transfer. Operational hours for Five Star ER facilities are 24/7/365.

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