Excel ER ceased operations at 5 a.m. this morning. The stand-alone emergency room, 4102 Gibson Lane, Texarkana, Texas, has been in operation since June 2016.
"The owners had to make a hard business decision that involved closing the facility and moving forward," said Joey Sutton, who isn't an Excel employee but is employed by a management company that was working with the facility.
"The Excel closure is permanent. If another operator moves in and opens up, that would be something totally different," Sutton said.
When Excel first opened, it brought 25 jobs to Texarkana. The center was a fully staffed emergency room that touted fast service and had nine private exam rooms, a specialized pediatric room, advanced digital imaging and radiology and a fully certified lab.