Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Emergency Care Center (ECC) in Deer Park, which opened on Dec. 28, 2020.
In its first full year, the physicians and staff at the ECC treated close to 7,000 patients – approximately 19 a day – and provided outstanding care close to home for people who live and work in Deer Park.


“Our goal for the Deer Park ECC was to improve access to care and reduce wait times for patients in the area with acute medical needs,” said Dan Newman, CEO of Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital. “The patient numbers tell the story – we’ve been able to deliver on that goal and become a vital part of the community.”


The Deer Park ECC is open 24 hours a day, offering the full services of a hospital emergency room, including onsite laboratories; X-ray, CT and ultrasound capabilities; and private treatment rooms. The center is staffed around-the-clock by board-certified emergency care physicians and experienced, highly trained nurses – capable of treating both minor and life-threatening emergencies for patients of all ages.


“In addition to highly trained staff onsite, we also provide seamless transition to Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital – or other Houston Methodist facilities – as necessary,” said Curtis Townsend, director of Critical Care Services. “We regularly receive EMS patients here because we can provide immediate care and then easily transfer the patient for ongoing or follow-up care. For the most serious injuries or illnesses, we serve as an entryway to one of the best healthcare systems in the country. That’s a tremendous benefit for the community.”


The Deer Park ECC – located at 3701 Center Street, just south of E. Pasadena Boulevard – is fully accredited by DNV, the world’s leading healthcare accreditation agency.


Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital will open an emergency care center in League City, at the corner of S. Egret Bay and Highway 96. That center is expected to open end of 2022.