CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System Breaks Ground on Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute November 13, 2019

Tyler, Texas – Construction of the innovative CHRISTUS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute is officially underway with the groundbreaking ceremony set for 10:00 a.m. on November 14, at the corner of Cumberland Road and South Broadway in Tyler.

Administrators from CHRISTUS Health will join the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, providers, nurses and Associates in celebrating this momentous occasion alongside local and regional officials and leaders.

“This is an important development for CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, for CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic, as well as for the people and athletes of Northeast Texas who trust us for orthopedic and sports medicine care,” said Anne Pileggi, Chief Administrative Officer, CHRISTUS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, and CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospitals - South Tyler and Jacksonville. “With this state-of-the-art facility, we are thrilled to expand access to the award-winning, faith-based, patient-centered care that is at the heart of our place in this community.”

“This facility will provide patients with access to the specialists they need, as well as services and expertise they can’t get anywhere else, which demonstrates our commitment to serving this community and the Northeast Texas region,” said Steven Keuer, M.D., President, CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic. “Our mission as a system is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, and this Institute allows us to further that mission, to help people live healthier more impactful lives.”

The new CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute will be a four-story facility that encompasses approximately 62,000 square feet of world-class diagnostic, care and rehabilitation space. The ground floor will include the Rehabilitation Center and the Community Education Center, which will host lectures, screenings, and community and organization events for up to 50 people. The first floor will also include the all-new Peak Performance Program.

The Human Performance Center, also known as Peak Performance, will be a 5,500 square foot Fitness Facility containing the safest, most technologically advanced equipment in the market today. This includes Selectorized Equipment, Plate Loaded Equipment, Multi-Purpose Equipment, and cardiovascular equipment from Techno Gym. There will also be 25 yards of indoor turf for movement training for both Human Performance and Physical Therapy.

The Peak Performance center will include:

  • Individualized Structural Balance Assessment – Collecting individual data to correct imbalances.
  • Medical Fitness - Medically-integrated programs designed specifically for the patients of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System.
  • Team and Organization Training – Team building through fitness for business organizations and sports teams.
  • Adult Training – Specialized functional and movement training for adults looking to take control of their physical lifestyles.
  • Youth Training – young athletes will learn to properly train motor behavior patterns by becoming stronger, learning to move faster, and gain confidence each and every day.
  • Sports Performance Training – Athletes can raise their game to the next level by training the sport-specific energy systems and demands of their sport.

“The Peak Performance Program is something that we are tremendously excited to bring to the people of this community and this region,” said William Hobbs, M.D., Institute Chair, CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. “The program will support athlete training programs, extended recovery/rehabilitation treatment beyond primary rehab services, and offer a groundbreaking pre-surgical fitness intervention program to accelerate recovery. We believe there is simply nothing that can compare to this level of expertise in our region, and it will make a huge impact on the health and recovery of the athletes we treat.”

The second and third floors will include the Orthopedics team and diagnostic imaging support. And the fourth floor will include Podiatry and other specialty services.

“This facility will centralize and connect the orthopedics and sports medicine experts and treatments at a location that is more easily accessible for a lot of East Texans,” said Jason Proctor, Chief Executive Officer, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospitals - Tyler, South Tyler, Jacksonville and the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler. “This facility connects our patients to the treatments, imaging and specialists needed to examine and treat patients as efficiently and effectively as possible. We look forward to getting started on this facility and expanding access to the award-winning, faith-based care that our communities have trusted for more than 80 years.”

WHAT: Groundbreaking celebration for CHRISTUS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute
WHEN: Thursday, November, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: CHRISTUS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, at the northwest corner of Cumberland Rd. and South Broadway. Parking for the event is available across the street at the Broadway Church of Christ.
NOTE: Media – If you wish to attend, take photos or shoot video, please RSVP to Will Knous at will.knous@christushealth.org or by calling 903-606-4542.