TYLER, TX – CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System will open their newly constructed 850-space parking garage on Dawson street to improve ease of access for patients and visitors to the CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler and the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital – Tyler.
“The older garage facility has served the hospital and our patients very well, but it was important that we relocate and improve the parking structure to allow for the construction of the new Bradley-Thompson Tower to begin in full” said Jason Proctor, Chief Operating Officer of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospitals – Tyler, South Tyler and the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital – Tyler.
The new garage was built to accommodate the logistical and vehicle needs of hospital and clinic patients, families and visitors, and it is open and ready to help improve the ability of all those who visit the Tyler campus to access the treatments and services they need.
“The new garage opening is a huge help to the flow of traffic, a convenience for visitors and an important first step in the ongoing expansion of the CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler campus,” said Proctor. “We are incredibly excited to open this new garage and take a huge step toward the finalization of the new Bradley-Thompson Tower being constructed where the old garage is currently located.”
For the ease of those using the new garage, there will be a clearly defined and partially covered walkway from the garage to the hospital entrance. However, because it may be more difficult for some patients or visitors to walk the distance from the new garage, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System will be offering shuttle service from the garage to the hospital’s front door every 5-7 minutes.
The new garage is part of a multi-million-dollar expansion project that includes the new 200,000 (actually 190,000 but what’s 10,000 SF)-square-foot Bradley-Thompson Tower to be built on the South side of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler, with a skywalk leading to a new garage across Dawson Street. The Tower will house a state-of-the-art Emergency Care Center, advanced Intensive Care Units and multiple support departments, as well as space for future growth. Construction of the tower is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2020.
“This expansion project will build on a legacy of more than 80 years of critical care service to the people of Northeast Texas that was set forth by our Founding Congregations and the caregivers here when they opened a day early to care for the victims of the New London School disaster,” said Chris Glenney, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Group Operations for CHRISTUS Health, Chief Executive Officer of CHRISTUS Health Northeast and President of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. “This organization has completed a lot of important projects; each one of which has had outstanding community support. This expansion is one of the largest projects ever undertaken by this health system, and we cannot do this without the support of the Northeast Texas community. This project is future-focused and patient-centered, enabling us to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ for generations to come.”