HCA Houston Healthcare opened a freestanding emergency room in Pearland on May 4. The emergency room is located at 2906 Broadway St., Pearland, and includes advanced technology, seven exam rooms, diagnostic imaging services and a laboratory, according to a press release.

"We are expanding our scope of services to meet the growing health care needs in Pearland and the surrounding communities," said Todd Caliva, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, in a press release.

The emergency room is under the HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake hospital, but emergency room patients in need of hospital care can be admitted to any of the HCA Houston Healthcare hospitals. The emergency room will provide services for both children and adults, according to the release.

A grand opening for the emergency room will be held May 21 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with the Pearland Chamber of Commerce.