January 11 2010 - Mother Frances Hospital Receives Texas Stroke Designation

For Immediate Release

January 11, 2010

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John Moore
Public Information Officer
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Tyler, TX -- The Texas Department of State Health Services designated Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler as a Primary (Level II) Stroke Facility in Trauma Service Area-G.

The two-year state designation included a commendation for Mother Frances Hospital's dedication to stroke care:

"Your hospital is to be commended for its ongoing commitment to ensure quality care is available for stroke patients...", said David L. Lakey, MD, Commissioner Texas Department of State Health Services. "I also want to thank you and your staff for the leadership role you assumed in the development of our state stroke system. Congratulations on this impressive accomplishment."

"Stroke is a top cause of long-term disability and death and is one of the biggest medical challenges in America today. We are very pleased that Dr. Lakey and the State of Texas recognized our commitment to reducing the effects of stroke and efforts in treating stroke patients with the best possible modalities available," said George Kariampuzha, MD, Medical Director, Trinity Mother Frances Stroke Center.

About Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics
Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics includes Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler, Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville, Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HealthSouth, Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital, a long-term acute care facility, and Trinity Clinic. Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multispecialty medical group, with over 250 physicians and mid-level providers representing 37 specialties in 34 clinic locations serving east Texas. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, visit tmfhs.org.

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