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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital -South Tyler Expands Access to Nationally Recognized Care February 13, 2018

Tyler, TX – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - South Tyler, a new, state-of-the-art, 41, 200-square-foot hospital, with a 24|7 emergency room, eight inpatient beds, onsite imaging and lab services, and five surgical suites, opens its doors to the public on Monday, February 13.

“CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler currently handles more emergency room visits than any local provider, with almost 75,000 per year, and is committed to outreach not only with facilities, but through services with Champion EMS and Flight For Life,” said Chris Glenney, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. “Being able to access quality health care, especially emergency care and specialty care, is hugely important to patients. With the new facility, we will be able to alleviate much of the pressure put on the current Emergency Care Center at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler.”

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System announced this project to the community in May of 2015, breaking ground seven months later, in December.

“Research shows that this area is growing rapidly, and a simple look around will confirm it,” said Jason Proctor, Chief Operating Officer, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospitals – Tyler and South Tyler, and the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital. “The people of Tyler, Whitehouse, Bullard and this whole region need access to a true Emergency Department in this area. CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - South Tyler will provide care for emergent medical needs, admit patients for routine hospital care or stabilize and transfer patients needing complex care to our main facility.

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - South Tyler employs an evidence-based procedure designed to deliver cost-effective care through operational alignment with national best-practice models and an evidence-based approach that streamlines emergency department efforts and prioritizes, in an intimate setting, at a convenient campus, closer to home.

“This facility represents an innovative, forward-thinking concept for health care, not just locally, but on a national scale,” said Mark Anderson, M.D., Chief of Emergency Medicine, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. “For example, the clinical staff are “cross trained” in emergency medicine to deliver care throughout the facility. That means everyone can draw blood or run labs or fill other roles throughout the facility. The bottom line is that in a medical emergency, when minutes or even seconds matter most, we can examine and treat patients as efficiently and effectively as possible.”

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - South Tyler is staffed 24|7 with board-certified emergency medicine physicians, experienced nurses and clinical staff who can deliver higher level emergency care than what is offered in an urgent care center that handles routine, non-life threatening conditions during regular, extended and weekend hours. CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - South Tyler can provide sophisticated, yet affordable, emergency care as compared to other free-standing ERs in the area. With inpatient rooms, a state-of-the-art imaging center, full-service laboratory and pharmacy capabilities, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - South Tyler is equipped to either admit those requiring standard hospital care or stabilize and transfer those with more complex needs to Tyler’s main hospital facility.

“As part of this established integrated health care system, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - South Tyler employs the ConnectCARE electronic health record, which allows providers to seamlessly access patients’ records, test results and medical history across all hospital and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic locations,” said Dr. Anderson.

Patients may also rest easy knowing CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - South Tyler accepts Medicare and is in-network with most managed care providers, as well as for patients who signed up for the CHRISTUS Health Plan on the Online Health Exchange.

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - South Tyler is a licensed acute care general hospital. It has eight in-patient beds and contains a comprehensive, full-service lab and pharmacy capabilities; an imaging center featuring a state-of-the-art MRI, 64-slice CT, Ultrasound and X-Ray; a third-floor surgery center with five world-class suites featuring the only Stryker® Studio 3 technology in Tyler (a data storage and search system for crucial medical files and images); and will offer the following specialties, in-house: Ear/Nose/Throat, Orthopedic Surgery, Podiatry, Plastic Surgery and Urology. There is also space allotted for expansion based on community and service needs.

“It has been a longstanding desire of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System to move toward high-growth areas of our community, and the Cumberland area surrounding this new facility is an economic force that is providing huge growth for the city and surrounding region,” said Lindsey Bradley, FACHE, Senior Vice President – Group Operations for CHRISTUS Health and Chief Executive Officer of CHRISTUS Northeast Texas. “The rapid population growth and corresponding need for medical care and access have guided us to meet the needs for this growing community with this facility. This growth, rooted in quality, is part and parcel of our longstanding commitment to this region, and of our dedication to continue an award-winning legacy of service and compassion in Northeast Texas begun by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth some 80 years ago.”