Five Star ER Opens First Emergency Room in Dripping Springs

By August 28, 2015Press Releases

Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce, Local Residents

Celebrate Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Teddy Bear Clinic

Austin, TX, August 21, 2015 – Instead of driving 20 minutes to the nearest emergency room, Dripping Springs residents can now benefit from the convenience and personalized care of Five Star ER, which today opened the city’s first free standing emergency center. Five Star ER provides the same high-quality medical care available in a traditional hospital-based emergency room, but in a comfortable, friendly setting with personal attention.

The center, located at 333 E. Highway 290, will mark the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local officials, staff and area physicians. A Teddy Bear Clinic will also offer children a free teddy bear and opportunity to tour the clinic to learn about the tools and technology available in the event of an emergency.

“As a Dripping Springs resident, I understand the medical needs of our growing community and I’m proud to have our experienced board-certified physicians and ER-trained nurses start serving Dripping Springs with compassionate care,” said Marysol Imler, Vice President of Austin-based Five Star ER. “Our facility features the latest technology, but was also designed to be welcoming, family-friendly and comfortable. We are proud to be part of the Dripping Springs community.”

The 9,600 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, designed and constructed by Lockard, 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 second 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, 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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