Press Release - February 3, 2005

For Immediate Release

February 3, 2005

John Moore
Media Relations
(903) 531-4542


JACKSONVILLE, TX – Today, officials Trinity Mother Frances Health System gave the media a sneak preview of the new $3.5 million, 10,955 square-foot expansion project at Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville. The addition includes 15 new private patient rooms and added space for food service, physical therapy and laboratory services.

This marks the second major expansion at the Hospital since it opened in February 2001. A state-of-the-art Heart Center and Women’s Center opened in June of 2003. The Heart Center includes some of the world’s most advanced cardiac diagnostic technology, with the Women’s Center featuring additional women’s services such as on-site mammography.

“Since the day we opened, we have experienced an increase in demand for services from patients throughout the four-county area. As a result, we have been in an almost continuous state of expansion,” said Tom Cammack, chief administrative officer, Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville. “Patients in Cherokee, Anderson, Rusk and Smith counties want advanced treatments available close to home. Since the original grand opening, we have added a CT scanner, a nuclear medicine camera and expanded our radiology services. Now, with the addition of 15 private patient rooms, it brings the total number of private rooms to 25.”

System officials said the 15 additional patient rooms comprise 9,832 square feet of the project. The food service area has been expanded by 439 square feet to better serve patient’s dietary needs. Existing physical therapy and laboratory areas have been expanded a total of 664 square feet. Additional space was added in this project to provide for an intensive care unit to be opened in the future.

Services available at Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville:

•The Heart Center with a diagnostic catheterization lab, non-invasive cardiology services and Cardiac Rehab Center
• Women’s Center with mammography, bone densitometry scans and ultrasound
• MRI unit with full-time MRI capability and more open patient access
· Physician offices and examination space
The Heart Center is located at the front of the hospital and includes a heart catheterization lab, cardiac rehab programs and facilities for non-invasive cardiac procedures, echocardiography, stress testing, EKG and Holter monitoring.
Radiology Services, including the new Women’s Center at Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville, is modeled after The Ross Breast Center at Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler. The Women’s Center offers mammography, ultrasound and bone densitometry scans, a private dressing room and a separate waiting and registration area for women only.

Radiology includes a state-of-the-art MRI, and a preparatory and recovery area for patients requiring sedation for certain radiological procedures. Ultrasound capabilities are also available.

Trinity Clinic is located inside the Hospital complex and has eleven physicians and one physicians assistant providing care in internal medicine, family practice and pediatrics.

Visiting specialists include cardiologists, orthopaedists, GI, OB/GYN, oncologists and endocrinologists who regularly schedule patients at Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville.

Trinity Clinic and Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler formed Trinity Mother Frances Health System in 1995. Trinity Clinic is the largest multi-specialty physician group in east Texas with over 150 physicians and clinicians representing 25 medical specialties at offices in communities throughout the region. The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth opened Mother Frances Hospital in 1937. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Health System, visit www.tmfhs.org.

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Mother Frances Hospital–Jacksonville

Vital Statistics:

Location: 2026 S. Jackson St.
Jacksonville, Texas 75766

Administration: Tom Cammack, chief administrative officer
Michael Lewis, administrative director, operations
Dianne Adelfio, RN, director of nursing

Medical Staff: Matthew Vierkant, MD, medical director, Trinity Clinic
William Milawski, MD, president, medical staff

10 primary care physicians
1 radiologist
1 physicians assistant
155 employees

Services: ·New Heart Center with diagnostic catheterization lab, non-invasive cardiology services and new Cardiac Rehab Center
• New Women’s Center with mammography, bone densitometry scans and ultrasound
• New MRI unit with full-time MRI capability and more open patient access
· Additional physician offices and examination space
·Primary care, 24-hour emergency care, specialty physician services, surgery, 25 bed acute care facility, diagnostic radiology including CT, MRI and nuclear radiology, ultrasound, clinical laboratory services, cardiac rehab, physical therapy, pain management clinic, digestive disease center.

Phone: Trinity Clinic: 903-586-5678
Hospital: 903-541-4500

Hours: Physician clinics: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Emergency and Hospital units: 24/7