Covenant Health acquires West Texas ER

Covenant Health acquires West Texas ER

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After a year of planning and negotiating, Covenant Health officially purchased the two stand-alone West Texas ERs

Walt Cathy, Covenant Health president of operations, says acquiring West Texas ER will now allow these stand-alone facilities the opportunity to provide medical services to medicare patients be an extended part of the hospital. He also adds that this new merger will bring key benefits to the Lubbock community.

"They don't have to go to another ER, they are part of the system," Cathy said. "They will be treated they will have the same exact same account numbers -- it will be a seamless process for this patient population once they come to these offsite ERs."

West Texas ER representatives say this merger will allow their doctors the opportunity to assist more patients, be an in-network facility, grow their business and count on the support of one of the largest healthcare systems in the region. 

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