by William Knous, Manager Internal and Public Affairs for CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System
Since May 2016, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System has worked to maintain our hard-earned reputation for world-class health care delivered faithfully to you – our community. As we continue this journey together, we can look back at the growth and success of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System across our region and know that our commitment to Sulphur Springs and Northeast Texas is honorable. And now, we can look forward to the bright future that lies ahead.
After phenomenal growth and expansion of services, the future of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System – and of CHRISTUS Health – in Sulphur Springs and Northeast Texas looks very bright indeed. There is an expansive slate of new technology, advanced treatment methods, specialty services and providers being readied for the year ahead aimed at sustaining a tradition of excellence and care of the highest quality. And, already under construction is the new patient tower and garage expansion of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler that will drastically increase the Emergency and Intensive Care capabilities of the system, which will in turn see an increase in the services and level of care we are able to provide throughout the Sulphur Springs region.
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System has grown alongside Northeast Texas, and seeks to be responsible stewards of the remarkable health care resources offered at its dozens of hospitals, clinics and medical facilities in the region. Accordingly, we have been recognized by local civic leaders for these efforts – earlier this spring the East Texas Council of Governments named CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System the Regional Corporate Citizen of the Year for our contributions to communities and economies across East Texas. In the last year, the Flight For Life air ambulance program added a fixed-wing aircraft to its fleet of lifesaving vehicles and our CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Ross Breast Center unveiled a state-of-the-art mobile mammography coach – each vehicle dramatically increasing the System’s ability to meet our patients where they are.
Our family grew to the north with the addition of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, and that growth continues still as new specialists and services are added to their offerings regularly. By welcoming more than 40 Primary Care and 65 Specialty providers to serve patients at both existing and newly added clinic locations in Buffalo, Elkhart, Emory, Fairfield, Grapeland, Longview, Marshall, Palestine, Sulphur Springs, Texarkana, and Hope, AR, CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic has grown to include more than 600 providers serving patients at 81 locations across 41 counties. This has dramatically expanded access to industry-leading health care services across Sulphur Springs and Northeast Texas, providing award-winning health care services to patients in an area larger than West Virginia and bringing them to Tyler for advanced treatments. And as the only health system in the region to be recognized with the ANCC’s Magnet® designation, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System will continue to draw top talent from across the country to Northeast Texas. The system has also expanded within the communities we have served steadfastly for more than 80 years as they continue to develop and prosper. The Herrington-Ornelas HealthPark and CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – South Tyler both opened their doors in the past year to provide critically important primary care, specialty and emergency services in areas where the population has. Existing facilities, such as the OB/Gyn and Lindale HealthPark, have also been noticeably upgraded and expanded to better serve patients.
On May 1, 2016, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System made a commitment to construct and enhance our service locations throughout our 41-county coverage area, to add services throughout the region, and to add more job opportunities – all while continuing to provide truly exceptional services. And we remain dedicated to that pledge: the hospitals, clinics and people of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System have been recognized more than 90 times at the local, state and national levels for excellence in dozens of clinical, services and patient experience categories as we increased access for residents of the Sulphur Springs area and Northeast Texas. For more than 80 years, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System has been a leader in quality, technology and service in health care, and we are proud to share that rich history with you. From the beginning, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System has made a vow to lead the charge to create healthy lives for the people and communities of the Sulphur Springs area and across Northeast Texas by extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. We keep that promise every day by providing the compassionate, sophisticated, award-winning care you have come to expect. Our journey is just beginning, and we invite you to join us. Follow CHRISTUS as We Follow CHRISTUS.
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