Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 will officially close on a property for its emergency medical services headquarters and has hired key members of its staff.

The district hired Dr. Casey Patrick to serve as its first medical director, according to a Jan. 6 press release. Patrick currently serves as the assistant medical director for the Montgomery County Hospital District and has been in the medical field for about 20 years.

"His incredible depth of clinical knowledge, passion for data and patient outcomes, combined with his affable demeanor, makes Dr. Patrick the ideal Medical Director for the Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 EMS system,” Executive Director Doug Hooten said in the press release.

During a special meeting Jan. 7, the commissioners also officially announced the address for their future administrative offices at 18334 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring. Regina Adams, who represents ESD 11 from law firm Radcliffe Bobbitt Adams Polley PLLC, said the board will eventually conduct meetings from that location but that there may need to be limits on the number of attendees until renovations for a larger meeting space can commence.

Hooten said during the meeting that he will be developing an analysis of costs the district will incur both in the transition period through September, when the contract with Cypress Creek EMS expires, and after the district is self-operating.