Austin, TX, October 6, 2015 – Five Star ER announced today the grand opening of its newest location in South Austin. The freestanding emergency room officially marked its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Austin Chamber members, area business leaders, Five Star ER staff and partners. Five Star ER | South Austin, located at 8721 Manchaca Road, is a state-licensed emergency center and is open 24/7 along with additional Five Star ER locations serving communities in Round Rock and Dripping Springs.
The state-of-the-art facility provides the same high-quality medical care available in a traditional hospital-based emergency room, but in a comfortable, friendly setting with personal attention and without a long wait. Residents from Cherry Creek and Tanglewood Forest to Bauerle Ranch, Shady Hollow and Sendera can now benefit from the convenient location as well as the personalized and responsive care provided by Five Star ER’s board-certified emergency room physicians and their experienced emergency room staff.
“As a parent, I understand there are times when a family member or friend needs to go to the ER, but you dread the crowded rooms and long wait times,” said Marysol Imler, Vice President of Austin-based Five Star ER. “Five Star ER | South Austin features the latest ER technology, but has also been designed to create a welcoming, family-friendly and comfortable environment to offer personalized care, right in your neighborhood.”
The design of the facility, guided by Five Star ER’s award-winning team, focuses on the needs of both patients and the emergency care workers who serve them. The 7,000 square-foot emergency center features eight private exam rooms including two trauma rooms, an onsite laboratory 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.
The facility’s medical director, Dr. Ken Domuczicz, has served as an emergency medicine physician at Seton Medical Center Austin and Seton Northwest Hospital since 2003.
Five Star ER | South Austin is the third of four locations scheduled to open in 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, in partnership with the Seton Healthcare Family, leverages 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.