CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

CHRISTUS Mother Frances is a state-of-the-art healthcare system proudly serving North Eastern Texas

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances By the Numbers

  • 640,472 Annual Outpatient Visits
  • 29,333 Annual Inpatient Visits 
  • 130,258 Annual Emergency Department Visits
  • 24,244 Annual Surgeries
  • 3,218 Annual Babies Delivered


CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances History

Frances Siedliska, a Polish noblewoman, born to a cultured and wealthy family near Warsaw in 1842, felt called to dedicate her life to God in the service of others. She became the namesake of the hospital and founded the Congregation of the Holy Family of Nazareth in 1875. Mother Frances gathered together with other young women to found an order, which spread quickly throughout the world.

History and Heritage

Through the Decades at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances

Trinity Mother Frances Hospital from Explosion

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth created Tyler’s First and only hospital

  • Tyler's first and only hospital opens.
  • Treated almost 300 patients who were injured by the explosion.

Trinity Mother Frances First Hospital

Rebuilding Trinity Mother Frances

  • Welcome home returning soldiers 
  • Four-story wing built
  • New equipment installed 
  • Designated regional polio treatment center 

Air Conditioned Rooms

Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler

  • Electro-encephalograph installed
  • The Ford Foundation awards and grants laboratory, diagnostic and treatment services, delivery rooms, and air conditioning
  • Full accreditation for JCAHO 
  • Smith County receives first Salk vaccine polio shots for 1,376 children
  • Mother Frances Hospital Auxiliary and Mother Frances Hospital School of Vocational Nursing founded

First Volunteer Program

Renovations and Programs Launched

  • Sweethearts and Beaux Junior Volunteer Program launches 
  • October 5th-12th celebrates the $4.5 million project of renovations 
  • ICU & Cardiac Care Unit develops 

New Medical Equipment Arrived

New Equipment Installed

  • Nuclear X-ray equipment installed 
  • Telemetry, ultrasounds, and special procedures are added 

Innovated Hospital

Continuous Growth

  • Husbands allowed in delivery rooms 
  • The first arthroscopic knee surgery performed with a new $30,000 camera and equipment 
  • Open-heart surgery approved by the Texas Health Facilities Commission
  • First quadruple bypass surgery performed on a 63-year old patient 
  • 175,000 square foot tower with 358 beds and an 8,000 square-foot expansion to the emergency center and new cardiovascular center
  • 100 open-heart surgeries performed in the first six months 
  • Programs, services, and activities opened to the community
  • Telemetry, ultrasounds, and special procedures are added
  • Nuclear X-ray equipment installed 

Trinity Mother Frances Clinic and Hospital Merged

First Awards and Expansions

  • Top Ten Hospitals in the country with the lowest mortality rate for open-heart surgery by The Wall Street Journal
  • A new outpatient cardiac cath lab facility opens 
  • $6.3 million facility build called CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic – Douglas 
  • A pediatric unit with 21 beds opens on the third floor
  • The Royce E. Wisenbaker Conference Center and Wisenbaker Diabetes Center are dedicated.
  • The merger of Trinity Clinic with Mother Frances Hospitals creates Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics 
  • Opens the first of six Ross Breast Center Facilities, the first and only comprehensive breast cancer facility in the region 
  • Trinity Mother Frances is named one of the “Best in the US” for cardiac care

Facilities Added to Trinity Mother Frances

Comprehensive Healthcare System

  • Top 100 Health System in the US by Solucient 
  • Top 100 Hospital for Stroke Management – the only hospital in East Texas. 
  • Trinity Mother Frances Jacksonville opens 101,000 square-foot medical complex
  • Trinity Clinic – Athens opens a $1.8 million, 14,725 square-foot facility 
  • The Ornelas Tower Open with 152 new private patient rooms and 16 new surgical suites and technology
  • Trinity Mother Frances – Canton expands to a new facility
  • Launches the regions first life-saving heart attach protocol, Code STEMI (ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction), to reduce the time between transport and treatment of acute heart attack victims 
  • Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters 
  • Six sleep centers for sleep disorders 
  • Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) opens 
  • Trinity Mother Frances – Lake Palestine opens

Additional Facilities Added to Trinity Mother Frances

Regions Most Trusted Healthcare System

  • Texas Department of State Health Service designates Mother France Hospital – Tyler as Primary Level II Stroke Facility 
  • Trinity Mother Frances – Winnsboro opens 
  • Mother Frances Hospital Tyler receives Chest Pain Center accreditation 
  • Opens Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital 
  • Opens Epilepsy Center 
  • Breaks ground on region’s first freestanding heart hospital 
  • System-wide Electronic Health Record System and ConnectCARE is implemented 
  • Opens Pat Herd Women’s Center 
  • Breaks ground on system’s eighth hospital, Mother Frances Hospital South Tyler 
  • Completes partnership with CHRISTUS Health to become CHRISTUS Trinity Moher Frances Health Systems and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic 
  • Opens CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs 
  • CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances opens the Herrington-Ornelas HealthPark at the corner of Grande Boulevard and Texas HWY 110 in SE Tyler 
  • South Tyler opens to expand emergency care access 
  • CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Awarded recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center 

A Tradition of Excellence

At CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, we hold ourselves to the highest standards to ensure you receive the quality care you deserve.