Texas freestanding ER closes 9 months after opening

After opening in January, Sherman-based Emergency Center of North Texas ceased all operations Sept. 1, according to the Herald Democrat.

When the freestanding emergency room opened it had 25 employees, including 13 physicians. It offered a wide range of ER services, including X-ray, CT-scans and ultrasounds.

"It's unfortunate to see any local medical care facility close its doors," Rob Moody, MD, a physician at another freestanding facility in Sherman told the Herald Democrat. "It's a tough environment right now from a business standpoint with the insurance companies."

Despite the closure of the emergency center, Sherman officials said they have been in talks with people who want to use the former ER to ensure there is a medical facility in the Sherman Crossroads development.

"In the meantime, work on the overarching development continues, with a nearby medical office building nearing completion," Sherman Community and Support Services Manager Nate Strauch told the Herald Democrat.

Calls requesting more details about the closure were not returned, according to the report.

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