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CHRISTUS and Texas Oncology to Build New Cancer Institute in Tyler

Business News — Sept. 22, 2020

By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs, [email protected]

Sulphur Springs, Texas, Sept. 22, 2020 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ.

CHRISTUS and Texas Oncology to build new cancer institute in Tyler

For years, leaders at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances and Texas Oncology met to come up with a partnership to help treat and care for cancer patients. With the new Louise Herrington Cancer Center on the fifth floor of the Bradley-Thompson Tower at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler opening, the partnership was announced. Texas Oncology and CHRISTUS said the new outpatient treatment and research center will be called the Northeast Texas Cancer and Research Institute. A groundbreaking ceremony is expected in within four months and the doors will open in summer of 2022. For more information, visit

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital — Sulphur Springs

Flu Shots: Drive-Thru Clinics available for CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic patients

Are you an existing patient of CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic? Take advantage of our drive-thru flu clinics on Thursday, September 24 from 2pm to 4pm, and Friday, October 2, from 2pm to 4pm.

You do not need to call ahead, but should be an existing patient, and bring your insurance card with you. The location of the drive-thru is the circle drive under the awning, directly in front of the hospital by the main entrance.

Are you an Uninsured Female over 40?

The Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation wants to help you! The Foundation is offering FREE Mammogram Screenings to uninsured women over 40. Appointments will be Saturday, September 26, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call 903.439.4040 to schedule your appointment.

This is limited to the first 20 women.

Hospital Visitation

For the safety and health of the community and our ministry, CHRISTUS Health is screening all associates and visitors to our hospitals to help lessen the risk of infectious disease transmission among our patients, associates, and guests.

  • 1 Entrance to hospital through Emergency Department 24/7
  • 1 Visitor per patient
  • Visitors must be between the ages of 16 years-old and 65-years old
  • All visitors are screened at the door, including a temperature taken
  • All associates are screened at each shift, including a temperature taken
  • Visiting hours are 7am to 7pm (subject to change)
  • ALL hospital visitors are required to wear a mask. Visitors should bring their own mask; homemade cloth masks are acceptable.

Local Services


While no longer affiliated with CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic, Andrew Yoder, OD, Optometry is still practicing in his regular space at 1100 Mockingbird Lane, as an independent provider. Dr. Yoder’s private practice is now called iFocus Vision Care, and all hours and schedule remain the same. To schedule an eye appointment with Dr. Yoder, please contact his office at

Medical Records

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Medical Records Department is closed to the public. Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. If you need access to your medical records, there are several options:

a. You may submit an electronic request via MyChart and it will be processed within 24-hours during business days.

a. You may fax an authorization request, and a copy of your photo ID to

  • Phone
  • a. You may call 903.439.4045, select option “3” from the menu, and one of our ‘release of information’ specialists will be glad to assist you.


Experiencing Symptoms? If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, chills, muscle pain or headache, or diarrhea, please call your provider for either a face-to-face appointment or a telemedicine consultation.  If your provider
determines you need to have a COVID-19 test, they will send you to the appropriate outpatient location for testing.  If you are experiencing an emergency, please present to the Emergency Room.  At this time, we are preserving our Emergency Room COVID-19 tests for those who are experiencing an emergency.  Otherwise, we would ask that you follow the steps above.  If you do not have a healthcare provider, CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic welcomes new patients.  Please call 903.885.3181 to talk to one of our associates about setting up an appointment.

Don’t Delay Care: We want to be perfectly clear – CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances remains a safe place for all to receive quality care. Go to the Emergency Department or call 9-1-1 if you are urgently ill. While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness are not. To learn more about COVID-19, go to or

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital — Sulphur Springs

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System includes CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospitals – Tyler, South Tyler, Jacksonville, Winnsboro
and Sulphur Springs, the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital – Tyler, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother
Frances Rehabilitation Hospital a partner of Encompass Health, Tyler Continue CARE Hospital at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital, a long-
term acute care facility, and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic.

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic is the area’s preferred multi-specialty medical group, with more than 400 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers representing 36 specialties in 34 locations serving Northeast Texas across 41

For more information on services available through CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, visit

  • Bed count – 402 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler
  • Bed count – 8 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – South Tyler
  • Bed count – 25 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Jacksonville
  • Bed Count – 96 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs
  • Bed count – 25 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Winnsboro
  • Bed count – 94 – CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Bed count – 96 – CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart – Tyler
  • Bed count – 51 – Tyler Continue CARE Hospital at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital

Author: Ross LaBenske

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