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CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances to Open 24-Hour Emergency Care Center in Lindale April 9, 2021

Lindale, Texas – Round-the-clock emergency care will soon be available at the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances HealthPark - Lindale with the construction of a new Emergency Care Center set to begin in late summer 2021.

The new facility, conveniently located at the familiar HealthPark site at 3203 South Main Street, features new exam rooms, trauma rooms, a full-service imaging center – and a laboratory for easier access to test results. The medical staff will include board-certified Emergency Medicine physicians and nurses, who will join the trusted CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic primary care providers, as well as the specialty providers in cardiac, orthopedics and sleep medicine that already see patients the HealthPark. The HealthPark also contains a physical therapy suite, and the health and fitness center. The new Lindale Emergency Care Center will also be accepting ambulance traffic, so patients can ask their ambulance providers if the new ER is the right place for their care.

“Being able to access quality, COVID-safe health care, especially emergency care, is of huge importance to our patients. With the new facility, we are answering the needs of our patients in Lindale and the surrounding area,” said Jason Proctor, President, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital and the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler. “We have been a part of this community for more than 15 years, providing health care services to Lindale and the surrounding area. We have made major investments in this community over the years, and this Emergency Care Center has been a part of our master plan, so we are thrilled to be able to bring it to fruition.”

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System has continued to be a major driver of economic development in Lindale and the surrounding area.

“The new facility will add jobs, reinforcing CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances’ commitment to the growth of the Lindale area,” said Chris Glenney, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Group Operations, CHRISTUS Health, Chief Executive Officer, CHRISTUS Health Northeast Texas. “With this new facility, we will have 125 Associates onsite, adding emergency medicine physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and staff to a skilled team already in place.”

Construction is set to begin on the project in late summer 2021, but patients and visitors to CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances HealthPark - Lindale will be able to continue receiving care and accessing the fitness facilities with uninterrupted service.

“I am proud to be a part of the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System,” said Russell Bell, M.D., CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Primary Care physician in Lindale. “Our health system has been committed to providing quality health care in this community for many years, and I have been here for 14 years. Our family is ingrained in this community and proud to call Lindale home, and we are proud this Emergency facility will be a blessing to not only our community but surrounding communities.”

“My colleagues and I are delighted an emergency room is coming to Lindale,” said Melita Brooks, M.D., CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Primary Care physician in Lindale. “Having improved access to emergency care for our community and surrounding areas is a much-needed addition to the growing area. I expect that our patients will be equally excited to hear the news. This will provide a higher level of services and convenience as well as an opportunity of improved health for our families, friends and neighbors.”

Leaders from CHRISTUS and the city say this expansion of access to health care in Lindale is due to shared goals of caring for the people of Northeast Texas. This is an ER that will not only serve the Lindale community, but also Hideaway, Mineola, Quitman, Winona and the surrounding area.

“We are grateful for such a community partnership,” said Proctor. “We have to give thanks to the Mayor, the city council, incoming Chamber of Commerce President RJ Collins and Major General James Brown (Ret.), among many others for their willingness to work together with us to ensure the people of this city and the surrounding areas can get the lifesaving care they need when they need it.”

“We are very excited, this is something that this Mayor and this council has worked on for several years,” said Lindale Mayor Jeff D. Daugherty. “The citizens of our area need and deserve a Fully capable 24-hour Emergency Care Center. Thank you, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances for continuing to be a large part of our community.”

“We are thankful and excited to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by bringing emergency services to Lindale and its surrounding communities,” JT Brown, M.D., Chief of Emergency Medicine, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital. “Our work each day is focused on continuing to raise the standard of emergency care in East Texas, and the opening of the Emergency Care Center in Lindale is another step toward that end. I grew up in Lindale, I’m a proud graduate of Lindale ISD, and I couldn’t be happier that my hometown is soon going to have immediate access to the highest quality emergency care. We can’t wait to get the new facility up and running so that we can better serve this community.”