Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services will soon provide critical care medical transport services for CHI St. Luke’s Health The Vintage Hospital, The Woodlands Hospital and associated free-standing emergency rooms, officials announced in a Sept. 30 news release.

The new partnership is coming less than a month after CCEMS’ contract with Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 ended. That contract, which entailed providing emergency medical services for approximately 177 square miles in Harris County, expired Sept. 4.

“We are excited to utilize our innovative approach to emergency medicine with this new opportunity to provide highly desired medical transport services for St. Luke’s Hospital,” CCEMS CEO Wren Nealy said in a statement. “We will now handle transfers for St. Luke’s freestanding emergency rooms for The Woodlands, Lakeside, Springwoods Village, Conroe and Huntsville. This new opportunity is another example of how CCEMS is pivoting its business model to provide emergency services to the community in new ways.”

In June, CCEMS signed an agreement with American Jet International, an on-demand aircraft charter company that provides medical flights and organ transports across the U.S. and abroad.

Nealy noted CCEMS will provide the medical flight crew and equipment necessary to assist AJI with all medical transport needs out of its Houston headquarters at Hobby Airport.