We understand the impact of social distancing and the importance of limiting the risk of exposure to COVID-19. However, we want you to be confident in seeking the care you need, especially in the case of an emergency. Our emergency departments are here to safely provide for life threatening illness and injury. Do not ignore the signs of stroke, heart attack, issues with Diabetes, COPD and other urgent health conditions. We remain a safe place for all to receive quality care. While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness are not.
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Emergency Services treat more than 100,000 patients each year in our Emergency Care Centers located throughout East Texas, many of whom are categorized as designated trauma centers. Patients benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and highly-trained medical specialists who staff the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Emergency Care Centers 24 hours each day:
- Level II Trauma Center
- Trauma surgeons on call 24|7
Chest Pain Center
In 2017, the CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler Chest Pain Center became an accredited full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI with Resuscitation Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The creation of this specialized area within the Emergency Care Center dedicated solely to cardiac care reflects the organization's ongoing commitment to cardiac services. Located only steps away from the cardiac cath lab in the Ornelas Tower, the Chest Pain Center provides the latest in bedside patient monitoring equipment and includes 24-hour access to cardiac specialists.
Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 people dying annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain.
The Rapid Assessment Program
The Rapid Assessment program expedites care for non-urgent patients in the emergency room. Rapid assessment patients are treated by a designated staff in a separate area of the Emergency Care Center. This area is staffed by advanced practice clinicians and registered nurses.
Flight for Life
Flight For Life is a critical care air medical transport service that provides helicopter transportation for patients needing critical care service within a 350-mile radius from Tyler, Texas. We serve over 120,000 square miles of Northeast Texas, Western Louisiana, and Southern Oklahoma, and transport over 1,500 patients each year. When needed, local law enforcement also enlists our aid during search missions.
Stroke Center Services
Currently certified by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, the highly trained and specialized Stroke Team meets the patient at the Emergency Room door to ensure rapid, efficient care while promoting quality. This team comprises the Stroke Program Coordinator, Neurology-trained ICU nurses, Neuro-hospitalists, Neurologists, Neuro-interventional Radiologists, Neurosurgeons, Emergency Physicians, Nurses and support staff. Additionally, the Stroke Center of Excellence at Trinity Mother Frances provides leading edge imaging capabilities to stroke patients that encompass state of the art CT, MRI, Angiography and other technology that enables the Stroke Team to assess and treat patients rapidly, thus saving additional patient lives.