EL PASO, TX – Sept. 12, 2016 – The Hospitals of Providence Horizon City Campus will break ground on the new Horizon City Campus, located at 13600 Horizon Blvd, at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 14.  The event will commemorate the construction of the new facility, which will help meet the fast-growing city’s need for health care services. Since 2000, Horizon’s city population has grown at a rate of 180 percent, and with that growth comes a greater need for high quality, patient-centered health care in a convenient location.

“The Hospitals of Providence Horizon City Campus recognizes the growing need for health care services in Horizon City and the surrounding communities, and we’ve been working closely with the city leadership to ensure that we are meeting this need as the city continues to flourish,” said Sally Hurt-Deitch, Market CEO of The Hospitals of Providence Horizon City Campus.

The Hospitals of Providence Horizon City Campus is a joint venture with Emerus, a nationally recognized, innovative leader in the delivery of emergency, inpatient, and diagnostic medical health care and the nation’s first and largest operator of micro-hospitals.

The new Horizon Campus will total about 40,000 square feet and will include an emergency department, inpatient unit, laboratory, and imaging services as well as medical offices for physicians and other health care providers.  The new facility will offer expanded health care service to the community with compassion, efficiency and excellence, while maintaining the highest standards for quality, safety and service.

“We are honored to partner with The Hospitals of Providence Horizon City Campus, an organization that has cared for generations of El Pasoans,” said Dr. Toby Hamilton, founder and CEO of Emerus. “They are a cornerstone of their community, and that is a perfect match for Emerus’ mission of providing the highest level of emergency and inpatient care with excellence and empathy in the communities in which people live.” Hamilton was raised on the outskirts of El Paso. His grandparents owned one of the first houses built in Horizon City. “This is a project that’s near and dear to my heart,” he said. “This new facility will improve the healthcare situation in this community. We are going to provide jobs, and opportunity – and make a huge difference in people’s lives.

The Hospitals of Providence is the leading provider of high quality and compassionate healthcare for the El Paso Region  including West Texas and Southern New Mexico. The system includes Memorial Campus, Providence Children’s Hospital, Sierra Campus, East Campus, Transmountain Campus; Imaging Centers; Trawood and Northeast Emergency Rooms; Paso del Norte and El Paso Day Surgery Centers; Teen Health Resource Centers; Wound Care and Hyperbaric Centers; Vein Center, In-patient Rehabilitation Program; Outpatient Therapy Centers; MedPost and MedPost Kids Urgent Care Centers; and ‘A New Me’ Surgical Weight-Loss Program. The Hospitals of Providence is dedicated to continuing the over-60-year commitment legacy to the El Paso Community. For more information please visit TheHospitalsOfProvidence.com.

Emerus is the nation’s first and largest operator of micro-hospitals. Emerus partners with leading health systems to provide excellence, empathy and innovation in health care delivery through a network of efficient, value-based micro-hospitals. The Emerus network brings high-quality, patient-centric acute episodic and ambulatory clinical services to communities across a given market. This helps patients by positioning best-in-class provider services in the communities where they work, live and play. Emerus’ distinctive level of care earned the Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience in 2013, 2014 and 2015. More information is available at www.emerus.com.

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