About us

Care & Love = Exceptional Emergency Center

Exceptional Emergency Center is a premier, integrated healthcare provider that strives to anticipate and respond to the emergency medical needs of the community, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Exceptional Emergency Center is a freestanding emergency room with several facilities across Texas, including Beaumont, Orange, Port Arthur, Harlingen, Livingston, Brownsville, Amarillo, Lubbock, Fort Worth, and Garland. Exceptional is committed to staying involved in each and every community they are in. Exceptional believes in giving back and building strong relationships within our communities.

Exceptional has local board-certified physicians, licensed and experienced nurses, and state of the art equipment. Exceptional Emergency Centers function like Hospital ER’s without the wait and un-personalized care. In fact, our ER’s boasts wait times of under 10 minutes.

Emergency Care

Our medical staff is trained in treating dislocations, fractures, sprains, and more. When a medical emergency arises, know that you can make the trip to our full-service emergency room and receive the treatment you need.

Trauma & Injury Care

At Exceptional Emergency Center, we offer around-the-clock emergency and trauma/injury care. No matter the day, time, or medical situation, we’re here to help you get the treatment you need so that you can feel as good as new. From fever to allergic reactions, our staff is ready to tackle any medical need you have.

Imaging & Lab Services

At Exceptional Emergency Center, we’re all about convenience. We know how frustrating it can be to take a trip to the hospital or to locate a specialist in the area to provide the imaging and lab services that you require. Our emergency medical facilities are a one-stop shop. Not only can we heal any ailments you’re facing, we can also provide any imaging or lab services you may need.

At Exceptional Emergency Center we take pride in providing excellent medical care to members of the local community.

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The Leadership

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Saeed Mahboubi A.I.A

Chief Executive Officer

Saeed Mahboubi started his architectural practice 30 years ago after receiving his master of Architecture from the University of Colorado. Saeed is a registered architect in over twenty states. Saeed is a principal of BMH Architects Incorporated, BMH Asbuilt-USA, and FIN Development. He also held key positions in several well known architectural and development firms. Saeed was a senior associate with O’Brien & O’Brien Neifler Callaway Architects for several years where he managed landmark projects in the Southeast region of the United States, such as Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and many others. Saeed has projects with many well known national clients. Saeed was one of the founding members of EHC, He started a construction and development program to solidify and expand Exceptional Health Centers across Texas. In addition to being the President of BMH Architecture and FIN Development, Saeed is also the CFO of EHC and CEO of US Pets Inc.

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Dr. Kazim Hussain M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Hussain’s career as a doctor began 34 years ago when he graduated from the prestigious Punjab University (AIMC) in Lahore, Pakistan. After graduation in 1986, he undertook further training in neurosurgery at General Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, where he specialized in neuro-trauma. Before coming to the United States in 1993, he also completed further training in radiation therapy with a particular focus on brain cancers at the Mayo Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan. Moving to the United States, he graduated with honors in internal medicine from Rush Presbyterian University, Chicago, Illinois in 1997. Dr. Hussain then embarked on his clinical practice as an emergency physician at the Marshfield Clinics, Wisconsin, from 1997-1999. In March 1999, Dr. Hussain arrived in South Texas and took the position as the Chairman of the Emergency Department of the Valley Baptist Medical Center, Rio Grande Valley. In May 2002, He founded a staffing company, Palm Valley Emergency Physicians Specialists, to staff emergency departments of the Valley Baptist Medical Center and other hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley. During his chairmanship, the hospital has been awarded the Best Emergency Department award for the past ten years. Also, during this time, Dr. Hussain has participated successfully in multiple Joint Commission Surveys. He has demonstrated his leadership in acquiring multiple awards for the hospital in many CMS initiatives, including but not limited to stroke, cardiac, sepsis, etc. He has been serving on the executive and other committees of the hospital system. He has been awarded the Best Doctor of the Year Award. He has won the national award Hero Behind The Scenes by the ENA. The City of Brownsville has recognized his services. In 2012 he served as the President of APPNA-AIMCAANA. Besides, Dr. Hussain owns a chain of Medical/urgent care clinics in the area. He has served as a clinical assistant professor at the University of San Antonio Health Sciences teaching medical residents. In August 2016, he joined EHC as a partner, and since then, he has been serving as a board member. He has functioned as the Chief Operating Officer of Exceptional Emergency Centers (EHC) and then in 2018 took the position of Chief Medical Officer. His extensive philanthropic work in both the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, and further afield in Pakistan is well attested to. Not only is Dr. Hussain a medical physician par excellence, but he is also an entrepreneur, an innovator, and a leading light in his community.
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Bruce W. McVeigh

Chief Operating Officer

Bruce McVeigh began his career in the U.S. Army in 1984 after graduating from Providence College with a degree in Health Care Administration. He served our Nation and the United States Army honorably for 30 years in uniform, and during that tenure, he commanded numerous medical organizations at every conceivable healthcare level from Military Hospitals to an entire Health System in the country of Afghanistan for a year. Bruce deployed in support of numerous national contingency operations, and was appointed to senior health planning and operations positions within the joint realm, the Army staff, and other highly selective recruited positions. He commanded a deployed Hospital for a year in Baghdad, Iraq during the 2009-2010 surge period and also commanded and led the entire healthcare system in Afghanistan from 2012 to 2013 by where he oversaw 6 military hospitals, 38 separate surgical / ER entities, and all logistics and medical support units encompassing a very broad yet effective healthcare delivery model. Bruce also earned two master’s degrees in executive leadership programs during his tenure in uniform. After his retirement from the Military, Bruce has served in Chief Operating Officer roles for Neighbors Healthcare Inc, and for Prytime Medical Inc.

Together with his wife Carol and their two daughters, Bruce now calls Houston home after retiring from the Army in June 2014. Bruce enjoys spending time with his family, running, adventure racing, and traveling as much as possible. You can reach him at bmcveigh@ehc24.com

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Vanessa Madrid

Director of Operations

Oversees the development of new construction, clinical, and ongoing operations. She provides leadership to management within areas of responsibility along with formulating and implementing project management strategies and initiatives. She has developed, licensed, and operated over 22 medical facilities in her career. Vanessa graduated from C.T Bauer College of Business- UH with a double major in Business Management and Marketing. She also obtained her corporate entrepreneurship certification from Wolf Center for Entrepreneurship -C.T Bauer College of Business, the #1 rated entrepreneurship program in the nation at the time of her graduation. She enjoys reading medical articles and exploring innovative health care software’s to increase efficiency in health care operations.
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Syed Ali

Director of Marketing

He is responsible for the company’s marketing and communication strategy and related operations as well as Exceptional Healthcare’s community relations effort and engaging ket audience to support Exceptional strategies and patient-first culture. He enjoys and keeps himself updated with all the innovations in the marketing platforms to increase the efficiency and engagement within the communities. You can reach him at sali@ehc24.com

Growth

Led by our team of board-certified physicians and our Directors, Exceptional Emergency Center has experienced tremendous growth.

In a few short years, we have grown from a single location in Harlingen to multiple locations in many cities in Texas.

Additional 24-hour emergency rooms are due to open soon, all designed to give you and your family the same compassionate care you have come to expect from our board-certified physicians.

Contact us today if you have any questions or if you would like a tour of our emergency center closest to you. We are always happy to see area residents in our local emergency rooms.

About Our ER care Services

The Exceptional Emergency Centers offers a wide range of onsite emergency care services with state-of-the-art equipment and minimal wait times. Our Goal is to provide quality emergency care to every demographic in the communities we serve.
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Exceptional ER

Onsite Services
  • CT Scans
  • EKG
  • Cardiac Monitoring
  • Ventilation/Intubation
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Ultrasounds
  • Splints, Slings, Crutches, Ortho Boots
  • Strep, Mono, and Flu Tests

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Emergency Care
  • Headaches
  • Fever/Flu
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Blood Clots
  • Migraines
  • Asthma
  • Sinus Infections
  • Skin Rashes
  • Dehydration
  • Chest Pain
  • Strep Throat
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Exceptional ER

Trauma Care
  • Concussions
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Seizures
  • Insect Bites/Stings
  • Burns
  • Broken Bones
  • Lacerations
  • Animal Bites
  • Sports Injuries
FEATURES & PROCEDURES
So how is Exceptional ER different from other emergency facilities? Here are the facts about ER facilities:
Features/Procedures Exceptional ER Hospital ER Urgent Care Clinic
Treats lacerations, sprains, bruises, etc Yes Yes Yes
Treats chest pain/heart attack Yes Yes No
Treats abdominal pain Yes Yes No
Treats respiratory distress Yes Yes No
CT scanners and digital X-rays for head injuries, chest pain, broken bones, etc Yes Yes No
EKG and cardiac enzyme analysis Yes Yes No
Ultrasound Yes Yes No
Cardiac onsite lab tests Yes Yes No
Transfer arrangements with nearby hospital if needed Yes Yes No
Streamlined billing Yes No No
Drastically reduced wait time Yes No No
Immediate access to board-certified physicians Yes No No
Fully certified Laboratory for quick results/diagnosis Yes No No
Easy and convenient billing Yes No No

The Exceptional Choice for You & Your Family.

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COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE:

The Exceptional Emergency Room staff and physicians care about you and your loved ones. We are here 24/7 for all your emergency care needs.

  1. If you are experiencing fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, weakness, numbness, sensory loss, or any other emergent medical problems, please call 911 or seek medical care immediately at your nearest Emergency Room.
  2. To provide the highest quality emergency medical care to our communities, we are directing all routine COVID testing to outpatient community resources.
  3. Testing through local resources, including your primary care doctor, urgent care, walk-in clinic, or local health department, is appropriate under the following circumstances:
    1. If you have been exposed to a person known to have COVID, and you do not have symptoms, we recommend that you self-quarantine at home and seek testing 4-5 days after exposure. It often takes this long for the infection to be detected by routine lab testing.
    2. If you have no symptoms or very mild symptoms, outpatient testing is also typically appropriate.
    3. Please follow this link for local COVID testing resources.
  4. If you have tested negative, you should still self-quarantine for 14 days from the day of suspected exposure as it can take anywhere from 2-14 days to come down with symptoms of this infection.
  5. Please kindly limit your phone time with our Emergency Rooms as the phone lines are needed to communicate with other health care entities and to provide patients their test results. Thank you for your understanding during this trying time.