Construction begins on three-story hospital facility serving residents of south Tyler

Groundbreaking for new Mother Frances Hospital South Tyler planned for Dec. 4

01 Dec, 2015, 16:29 ET from Emerus

TYLER, Texas, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, Dec. 4, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics will break ground in south Tyler as construction begins on a 41,200-square-foot community hospital, offering residents convenient access to high-quality health care.

The ceremonial groundbreaking will mark the official start of construction on the new state-of-the-art 24-hour Mother Frances Hospital South Tyler, staffed by board-certified physicians dedicated to providing the same level of compassionate, award-winning care found at existing Mother Frances Hospital locations.

"We are pleased to offer this community access to additional TMFHC services for Tyler residents as the region continues to grow," said Lindsey Bradley, FACHE, president, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics. "When you have an emergency, minutes count. Our new Mother Frances Hospital in 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."

"Providing access to high-quality health care is foundational to the mission of Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics," said Ray Thompson, FACHE, executive vice president and chief operating officer. "By building MFH South Tyler, we will serve the people of East Texas with compassion, efficiency and excellence and maintain our high standards for quality, safety and service."

As part of the expansion, TMF has entered into a joint venture partnership with Emerus, a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of efficient medical care, to build and manage the site. This agreement will position TMF for future growth opportunities to accommodate the area's rising population.

"We share TMFs mission to deliver sophisticated, yet affordable, health care solutions to the community," said Dr. Toby Hamilton, CEO of Emerus. "This facility will make high-quality medical care accessible to patients close to home, and we're excited to partner with TMFHC to meet growing medical needs in the Tyler area."

MFH South Tyler, to be located at 8389 S. Broadway Ave., will include a comprehensive emergency department, inpatient beds, advanced imaging and diagnostic laboratory services. The second level will house an imaging center with the latest advancements in technology, and the third floor will comprise an ambulatory service center with a complement of five OR suites.

The groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 4 at the northwest corner of Cumberland Road and Broadway Avenue in south Tyler. The new hospital is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2016.

ABOUT TRINITY MOTHER FRANCES HOSPITALS AND CLINICS
Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics include the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, Mother Frances Hospital Tyler, Jacksonville and Winnsboro, Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HEALTHSOUTH, Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital, a long-term acute care facility, and Trinity Clinic. Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multi-specialty medical group, with over 350 physicians and mid-level providers representing 39 specialties in 36 locations serving East Texas.  For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances, visit tmfhc.org.

Bed count – 404 – MFH Tyler
Bed count – 25 – MFH Jacksonville
Bed count – 25 – MFH Winnsboro
Bed count – 74 – HEALTHSOUTH
Bed count – 72 – LPOHH
Bed count – 51 - ContinueCARE

ABOUT EMERUS
Emerus is a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of compassionate, high-quality inpatient, surgical and diagnostic care. Its distinctive level of care, which includes streamlined admitting procedures, highly qualified physicians and innovative diagnostic equipment, earned Emerus the 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience. Emerus' community-based approach to health care prioritizes limited inpatient stays, efficient emergency rooms and cost-effective pricing in a smaller campus setting. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Emerus has more than 1,000 employees, with expert concentrations in over 20 different fields throughout the medical industry. More information is available at www.emerus.com.

Media Contacts:

Will Knous, TMFHC
Media Relations
(903) 530-5065
William.knous@tmfhc.org

Melissa Bias, Emerus
Communications Manager
(713) 637-1192
Melissa.bias@emerus.com

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