Trinity Mother Frances announces partnership with Emerus to expand access to medical care in Tyler
Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics (TMFHC), a faith-based, nonprofit, today announced plans to construct and operate a new community hospital in Tyler, expanding access to high-quality health care across East Texas.
“We are pleased to offer this community access to additional TMF hospital 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 Community Hospital 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.”
As part of this expansion, Trinity Mother Frances has entered into a joint venture agreement with Emerus, a nationally recognized innovator in the delivery of efficient medical care, to build and manage this site and to lay the groundwork for additional facilities throughout the region.
“We are honored to partner with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics as they expand their footprint throughout Tyler and East Texas,” said Dr. Toby Hamilton, MD, FACEP, and CEO of Emerus. “The evolution that is taking place at Trinity Mother Frances will position them as the region’s leader in the delivery of efficient, cost-effective, community-based health care now and into the future.”
The new community hospital will offer the same high-quality services, including emergency medical care, inpatient care and other comprehensive health services that are found throughout TMFHC’s larger campus facilities.
This hospital facility differs from urgent care centers in that most are designed only to handle simple, non-life-threatening medical complaints, often during regular or extended business hours.
“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 partnering with Emerus and building this Community Hospital, we will serve the people of East Texas with compassion, efficiency and excellence and maintain our high standards for quality, safety and service.”
The new community hospital will be staffed by board-certified physicians, experienced nurses and other clinical specialists dedicated to providing the same level of compassionate, patient-focused care found at TMFHC’s existing hospital locations. The first level will be composed of a comprehensive emergency department, inpatient wing, and quick-access lab services. The second level will house a full-scale imaging center along with multiple primary care and specialty physicians. The community hospital will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, offering patients the highest levels of care and convenience close to home.
The new hospital will be located on the northwest corner of Cumberland Road and Broadway Avenue in south Tyler. Construction on the initial three-story, multi-million-dollar hospital is expected to begin by the end of the year with a projected opening in the third quarter of 2016. The initiative is expected to create more than 100 permanent jobs in the Tyler area.
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 340 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers representing 39 specialties in 33 locations serving East Texas. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances, visit tmfhc.org.
Emerus is a nationally recognized, innovative leader in the delivery of emergent, inpatient, surgical, and diagnostic care. Specializing in the identification, development and management of improved-access medical facilities, Emerus provides cost effective, scalable growth opportunities to large-scale, national healthcare systems throughout the United States. By providing operationally efficient facilities and focused alignment with current health care trends, Emerus’ community-based approach prioritizes limited inpatient stays, efficient emergency rooms and cost-effective pricing in a smaller campus setting. 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.
Will Knous, TMFHC
Gus Forward, Emerus
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