August 22 2008 - TMF And Lindale ISD Hold Health Screening

For Immediate Release

August 22, 2008

Contact: John Moore
Media Relations
(903) 531-4542


LINDALE, TX - As part of a new partnership to emphasize preventive health care, Trinity Mother Frances and Lindale Independent School District held a health screening at three campuses for approximately 200 teachers and employees August 19 through 21. Stroke prevention was emphasized, as carotid ultrasound, blood pressure and body mass index screenings were performed. Also, mobile mammography was available for breast cancer screening.

"What Trinity Mother Frances is doing for Lindale ISD is just a wonderful gift," said Stan Surratt, LISD Superintendent. "The partnership between Trinity Mother Frances and Lindale ISD is certainly great and is impacting students and staff members in a positive way. I can't say enough about the generosity and help that Trinity Mother Frances extends to Lindale ISD and our community. For this, I am so thankful."

"I commend Lindale ISD for their proactive focus on preventing illness and disease for their employees," said John Webb, vice president of strategic business development, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics. "The response from teachers and other employees was great. This screening is just another example of the many initiatives in which we partner with LISD. "

Trinity Clinic-Lindale is located at 3203 S. Main, and includes Family Medicine physicians Russell Bell, DO, Melita Brooks, MD, Mary Jo Devine, FNP-C, and Roger N. Fowler, MD. Orthopedic and Sports Medicine services are provided by Roger L. McCown II, DO. Services provided at this facility include:

* Family medicine physicians providing comprehensive care for the entire family
* DirectCARE clinic with extended hours
* Visiting specialists
* Cardiac Rehab
* Physical Medicine and Rehab
* Trinity Mother Frances Premier Fitness
* Ross Breast Center
* On-site laboratory and X-ray areas

For more information or to make at an appointment at Trinity Mother Frances-Lindale, call (903) 266-4000.

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics includes Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler, Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville, Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HealthSouth, and Trinity Clinic. Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multispecialty physician group with a growing number of providers representing 32 specialties serving east, northeast and north-central Texas. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, visit