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(Pearland, TX) – Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care, Houston’s leading after hours pediatric urgent care provider, will host a ribbon cutting and luncheon, September 25, 2014, 11 am – 1 pm, at its new Pearland clinic located at 2803 Business Center Drive, Suite 118 in Pearland. The ribbon cutting ceremony is co-hosted by the Pearland Chamber of Commerce and will include local elected officials, business leaders, pediatricians, and health care providers. Following the ceremonial ribbon cutting, NightLight will host a luncheon on its continuum of care model of patient services and value to local primary care physicians and pediatricians.

“When parents bring their child to NightLight they know their child will be seen by a pediatric-trained practitioner,” said Zawadi Bryant, chief operating officer and co-founder. “Always having a pediatric-trained physician on duty is an important and key difference that makes NightLight stand out among its competition.” NightLight is exclusively pediatric focused in its care and services. NightLight services are offered after hours, on weekends, and evenings when the primary care physician’s office is closed. Once the child is seen at NightLight a summary report of the visit is provided back to the pediatrician as part of the coordination of care with the primary care physician.

“The NightLight service model cuts down on unnecessary visits to emergency departments, saves time and money, and improves after hours pediatric care. NightLight works with the child’s pediatrician and is not a competitor or replacement, differentiating it from other urgent care practices. By purposefully not providing well child checks or vaccinations and maintaining their commitment to hours of operation that do not overlap with primary physician offices, Nightlight truly partners with the primary care provider in the community and strongly supports the medical home model.

The Pearland clinic introduces new services including on-site x-rays, primary care physician priority call-in, and the ability to reserve your appointment time online and skip the wait, with pediatric-trained physicians and nurse practitioners on duty at all times.

NightLight provides treatment exclusively for children ages 0-18 years old, differentiating it from local emergency rooms and urgent care centers. Services include wound care and repair, splinting and initial fracture management, mild dehydration management, fever management and education, breathing treatments, wart removal, and coordination of care with the primary care physician via visit summaries and lab follow up.

This is NightLight’s third clinic opening since spurring the after-hours pediatric urgent care market with the 2007 opening of the Sugar Land clinic. The new 4,000 square-foot clinic displays Nightlight’s signature kid-friendly atmosphere with bright colored murals and other interactive and visually appealing fixtures to help make children comfortable. The clinic is located in the Shadow Creek Ranch Town Center in the HEB Plus shopping center next to the Pearland Westside Public library.
Recognized by Inc Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing companies, and one of the best places to work by the Houston Business Journal, NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care is the only minority-woman owned business of its kind in the market.

NightLight’s mission is to provide quality, affordable, compassionate service for infants, children and adolescents. NightLight exists to be the first choice provider for pediatric urgent care when the primary pediatrician is not available. More information is available at Nightlightpediatrics.com.