The Hospitals of Providence (THOP) opened its Horizon City Campus, the network’s first micro-hospital concept in Horizon City, Texas, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Horizon City is located in far East El Paso County. THOP collaborated with Emerus, a leader in micro-hospital development, to build the hospital, which is a cross between a freestanding emergency room and an acute-care hospital. The facility is part of Tenet’s broader strategy to expand access to care into growing communities through smaller, alternate care settings that provide emergency and inpatient care services.
"We are very excited for the opportunity to provide quality care to a thriving community. This micro-hospital concept has positioned us to grow along with Horizon City and provide much needed care to the surrounding area and far West Texas,” said Allie Lozano, CEO of THOP Horizon City Campus.
The facility includes an emergency room with eight beds in eight exam rooms as well as eight inpatient beds in five rooms. The campus also provides lab and imaging services and has a pharmacy onsite. In the event that patients need to be transferred to an acute-care setting, the campus has a helicopter pad on location.THOP and Emerus plan to build another micro-hospital in Northeast El Paso in 2018.