Neighbors Emergency Center McAllen Pleased to Serve Area in First Year
HOUSTON, Texas, April 12, 2017 – Neighbors Emergency Center McAllen is happy to recognize its first year of service to the local community. Neighbors Emergency Center McAllen began seeing patients on April 9, 2016 and reports more than 3,200 patients have received superior ER care at this location since it opened. The McAllen center is located at 6700 N. 10th Street, 78504. The center’s phone number is 956-664-1100.
In its first year, Neighbors McAllen achieved the Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission, a nationally recognized independent accreditation organization committed to certifying facilities with the safest, highest quality, best-value health care.
For freestanding emergency centers (FECs), this is a volunteer accreditation. Neighbors willingly holds itself to a higher standard of quality operation and clinical care than other FECs who have chosen not to pursue this rigorous accreditation. This elite endorsement aligns with Neighbors’ purpose of providing extraordinary care that is dedicated to Making Lives Better every day.
Besides exceptional ER care with short wait times, this Neighbors Emergency Center has also brought approximately 30 jobs to the local economy by hiring local board-certified physicians and medical teams with emergency room expertise that treat all adult and pediatric injuries and illnesses.
The McAllen location’s Medical Director is Michael Mohun, MD, and the Facility Director is Sara Guerrero, RN. Neighbors is a product of the community with medical teams living near the centers they work; therefore, Neighbors is aligned with local organizations and events that are important to the community and the patients it serves.
“Neighbors Emergency Center McAllen wants to say thank you for the wonderful support that has been shown by our community over the past year,” said Mohun. “Being located at 6700 N. 10th Street, just south of Trenton Road, the response from our patients has been outstanding and we are growing daily. We give exceptionally quick medical care in a state-of-the-art facility that is also calm and clean. We enjoy being involved in community activities and always want to live up to our motto of being your Best Neighbors Ever.”
Being active in and connected to the McAllen community is paramount to Neighbors and part of what makes Neighbors Emergency Center the industry leader in freestanding ER care.
Neighbors values its strong community ties and was proud to be a Gold Spur sponsor of the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Rodeo in March. Neighbors’ mascot, Scrubs the Bear, made special appearances at the 11-day event that brought together great livestock and rodeo competition along with family-friendly carnival fun and exhibits.
Valuing education, Neighbors McAllen joined forces with RGVision Magazine in August 2016 to support the Teach for America Rio Grande Valley Chapter. Neighbors was honored to be part of the evening that shared the importance of Teach for America’s mission and work.
To honor local athletes, Neighbors Emergency Center McAllen was proud to be the Meet and Greet sponsor at the 2016 All Valley Sports Awards Banquet in June. The banquet recognized the accomplishments of student athletes who put in many hours of practice on the field, on the court and in the water. Neighbors was excited to bring former Dallas Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson to the banquet where he was also the evening’s keynote speaker.
Neighbors McAllen was pleased to sponsor the 2016 South Padre Island Triathlon. Many local and visiting athletes participated and Neighbors welcomed every participant at the finish line with a filled cold water bottle and medal.
Neighbors Emergency Center was delighted to participate in the Easter Seals of the Rio Grande Valley’s “A Perfect Pair” fundraiser. Neighbors McAllen’s Marketing Liaison, Celina Gonzales, represented Neighbors as the event’s first female butler.
Neighbors’ core values of being compassionate and patient-centered; treating patients in a nurturing and honorable way; having friendly and welcoming employees; and always being transparent, accountable and cost-conscious are demonstrated through these and numerous other events that Neighbors Emergency Center McAllen was proud to contribute to during its first year in the community.