Nutex Health opens micro-hospital in Oklahoma

1 February 2019 (Last Updated February 4th, 2019 06:17)

Nutex Health has opened Oklahoma ER & Hospital, which is claimed to be the first micro-hospital of its kind in this US state.

Nutex Health has opened Oklahoma ER & Hospital, which is claimed to be the first micro-hospital of its kind in this US state.

The firm plans to open several hospitals of the same concept in the second quarter in the US.

Nutex Health CEO Dr. Tom Vo said: “Micro-hospitals are the ideal addition to metropolitan areas such as Oklahoma City. They are perfectly positioned to bring fast, efficient, convenient, affordable, and high quality patient care to areas that need it, but without the long waits that most patients encounter at traditional facilities.

“We are excited to be offering both inpatient and outpatient services in such a comfortable environment with experienced dedicated physicians.”

This hospital has a complete service emergency room (ER) with four  inpatient beds, on-site laboratory, on-site pharmacy, and in-house imaging services.

Furthermore, the ER department is equipped to handle emergencies for patients of all ages.

The hospital also features private, hotel-like rooms and has a dedicated pediatric room that enables parents and children to have a comfortable stay.

Besides the ER services, Oklahoma ER & Hospital provides outpatient services with access to MRI, CT scans, x-rays, ultrasound, and blood work.

Set up in 2011, Nutex Health operates in the micro-hospital and Freestanding Emergency Room (FSER), and Hospital Outpatient Department (HOPD) categories.

In October 2018, the Colony ER Hospital in Nutex network transformed from a freestanding emergency center into a medical specialty hospital.

With this transformation, the over 14,000ft2  facility has begun offering in-patient care, out-patient imaging, laboratory services, access to leading specialists besides emergency room services.

It is equipped with diagnostic imaging technology, including CT scans, bedside emergency ultrasound, digital radiology and a full clinical laboratory.