CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

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CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System
Non-Profit Organization
Industry Health care
Founded Tyler, Texas, United States
(1937-Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler)
(1995-Merged with Trinity Clinic)
(2016-Merged with CHRISTUS Health)
Headquarters Tyler, Texas
Number of employees

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System is a non-profit regional health care provider based in Tyler, Texas that operates eight hospitals and 34 health clinics in East Texas.


In the early 1930s, the Sisters of The Holy Family of Nazareth came to Tyler, Texas from the Sacred Heart Province in Chicago to open Mother Frances Hospital. The hospital was named in honor of Frances Siedliska, the founder of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.[1] The hospital opened on March 18, 1937—one day ahead of schedule to care for victims of the New London School explosion.[2]

In 1948, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth completed the purchase of the hospital from the City of Tyler and in October 1965, Mother Frances Week was celebrated in Tyler, dedicating a new 140,000-square-foot (13,000 m2) wing. This $4.5 million wing added 110 new patient beds and a new cafeteria to the hospital.[1]

In 1934, The Trinity Clinic began as The Bryant Clinic. It was founded by Dr. William Howard Bryant and Dr. Sidney W. Bradford. The Bryant Clinic received the first call for help in Tyler to treat the victims of the New London tragedy. In 1948, The Bryant Clinic changed its name to The Medical & Surgical Clinic and later, with the addition of two other Tyler-area medical practices, became Trinity Clinic.[1] Today, Trinity Clinic is the area's biggest multi-specialty medical group, with over 300 providers representing 38 specialties in 36 clinic locations in East Texas.

In 1995, Mother Frances Hospital and Trinity Clinic merged, creating Trinity Mother Frances Health System, one of the first integrated health care systems in the United States.[1] In 2007, Trinity Mother Frances Health System changed its name to Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics.

In May 2016, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics merged with CHRISTUS Health to create CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System.[3]

In June 2016, CHRISTUS Health and Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs, Texas finalized an agreement to create CHRISTUS Hopkins Health Alliance and make Hopkins County Memorial Hospital a part of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. The agreement included a change of name for the hospital to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs and its clinics to CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic - Sulphur Springs and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic - Emory.[4]


Recent consumer research appears to show that CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is the preferred medical facility in the greater Tyler, TX area.[5]

The system has picked up a number of national awards for health care, including designations as a "100 Top Hospital" by Truven Health Analytics (2016);[6] ranked the No. 1 hospital in Texas for Patient Safety in Overall Hospital and Surgical Care by CareChex (2016); National Benchmarks for Success award winner by Soluticient 2006; winner of the 2007 Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award; designated as a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Distinction Center for Cardiac Services and for Bariatric Services; National Research Corporation Consumer Choice winner; and listed among the top five percent in the nation for patient satisfaction by Press Ganey, Inc.[7][8]



CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler[edit]

The system's flagship hospital, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler is a 402-bed acute care facility in Tyler, Texas. The hospital opened a day early on March 18, 1937 to care for the victims of the New London school explosion. The hospital includes emergency and trauma care, medical and surgical care, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, maternal and child care and advanced neurosurgical, orthopedic and cardiac care. The Ornelas Tower was added in 2003 and includes the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, the Surgery Center and 152 private patient rooms.

Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital[edit]

The Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital is the only heart hospital in the Tyler region and opened as a freestanding heart hospital in 2012, adjacent to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler. The LPOHH houses the Heart Valve Center, which is where patients meet with cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to determine treatment options for heart valve disease.

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - South Tyler[edit]

The system's first micro hospital, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - South Tyler is a 41,200-square-foot, 24/7 emergency care center with eight inpatient beds, imaging services, lab services and five outpatient surgery rooms. CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - South Tyler opened in February 2017.

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Jacksonville[edit]

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances - Jacksonville is a 101,000 square-foot medical complex with private patient rooms in Jacksonville, Texas. The facility opened in 2001, includes a fitness center and offers the following services: cardiology, endocrinology, family medicine, gastroenterology, gynecology, hematology, internal medicine, lung nodule screening, nutrition services, orthopedics, pain medicine, pediatrics, podiatry, pulmanory medicine, physical therapy, sleep medicine, urology and women's health services.

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Winnsboro[edit]

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances - Winnsboro is a 25-bed full service hospital and includes a 24-Hour emergency room in Winnsboro, Texas. The hospital has over 70 medical staff members and provides a wide range of medical services offered by CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic primary care physicians and visiting specialists. Services include cardiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, physical therapy, specialized inpatient care for seniors, sleep medicine, urology, vascular, wound care, diabetes education and imaging services.[9]

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs[edit]

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances - Sulphur Springs is a 96-bed hospital and includes a 24-Hour emergency room. The hospital is staffed by more than 40 physicians and includes an intensive care unit, acute care unit, women's health center and an outpatient physical rehabilitation facility.

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital - affiliated with HealthSouth[edit]

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital - affiliated with HealthSouth, is a 74-bed freestanding acute rehabilitation hospital. Opened in 1993, the facility treats patients who require rehabilitation after serious illness or injury. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital is recognized as a "Stroke Center of Excellence" by HealthSouth's internal recognition program.[10]

Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital[edit]

Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital is a separate acute care "hospital within a hospital" located on the fourth floor of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler. Since 2004, the facility has provided care to acutely ill patients with intensive and complex medical treatments.[11]


CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic is the system's multispecialty group and includes 330-plus physicians practicing 37 specialities at 31 clinic locations in the greater Tyler region. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic also includes the system's urgent care locations in Tyler, Lindale, Canton and Lake Palestine.

Medical services[edit]

The following services are offered by CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System: anesthesiology, audiology, bariatric, cancer, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, critical care, ear, nose and throat, emergency medicine, endocrinology, family medicine, gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy, genetics, general surgery, hospitalists, imaging and radiology, internal medicine, long term care, mammography, neonatalogy, neurology and neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, occupational medicine, ophthalmology, optometry and optical services, orthopedics and sports medicine, pain medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic surgery, podiatry, psychiatry, rheumatology, sleep medicine, trauma care, urgent care, urology, vascular, women and children and wound care. Services vary by location.[12]