“The decision was made as a result of pre-purchase research findings that it was in an over-saturated market with limited patient reach,” Laura Littlejohn, director of north quadrant strategic communications for HCA Gulf Coast Division, told Community Impact Newspaper.
Employees have been transferred to other facilities within HCA Houston Healthcare, according to officials. The recent acquisition included three others North Cypress Medical Center freestanding emergency rooms—located at 26271 Hwy. 290, Cypress; 22475 Hwy. 249, Houston; and 9645 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.northcypresser.com
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.