Methodist Healthcare December 11, 2019

San Antonio, TX — In addition to the new freestanding ER in Westover Hills, Methodist Healthcare is excited to announce the opening of our newest emergency facility that will support Converse and the surrounding communities. Opening December 12, Methodist ER | Converse, a branch of Methodist Hospital l Northeast, will provide residents of one of the nation’s fastest growing communities with convenient access to advanced emergency care services.

With board-certified emergency medicine physicians and emergency-trained nurses and technicians, the staff is equipped to treat a variety of conditions ranging from concussions, broken bones, serious burns, allergic reactions, and stomach pains, to more urgent needs such as poisonings, strokes and heart attacks.

“In response to the exponential growth of these communities, we felt a responsibility to serve and support our neighbors needing advanced emergency care,” said Michael Beaver, CEO of Methodist Hospital | Northeast. “With the opening of our new Methodist ER | Converse, we are now able to provide those patients the Methodist-quality emergency care they deserve right in their backyard.”

The 12,650 square foot facility will feature 12 all-private treatment rooms and a full-range of services such as radiology, telemetry, and a full-service laboratory. Methodist ER | Converse will also house on-site diagnostic equipment including a 64-slice CT scanner and dedicated x-ray suite, as well as ultrasound and telemetry equipment.

A unique benefit that separates the freestanding ER from others in the area is access to a Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS), which allows staff to electronically transmit diagnostic images to any Methodist-credentialed physician's office, specialist or any Methodist hospital emergency room. This system will result in more seamless follow-up, which will improve communication both internally and with the patients.

When necessary, patients will also have direct access to Methodist Hospital | Northeast for expedited transfers to continue in-patient treatment.

For quality, emergency health care, visit our new location at 6402 Mallard Meadow

San Antonio, TX 78244. For more information, go to out website or follow Methodist Healthcare System on social media channels.