March 2 2010 - Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics To Hold Open House

For Immediate Release                      Mother Frances Hospital - Winnsboro

March 2, 2010

For more information:
John Moore
Public Information Officer
903-531-4542
john.moore@tmfhs.org

TRINITY MOTHER FRANCES HOSPITALS AND CLINICS TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE

WINNSBORO, TX -- On March 1, Texas Health Resources of Arlington, Texas transferred control of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Winnsboro to Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, based in Tyler. The hospital is now known as Mother Frances Hospital-Winnsboro.

The hospital, located at 719 W. Coke Road, will host an open house on March 4 from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., with a ribbon cutting and program at 4:00 p.m. The open house includes family activities, food and health screenings.

"We are proud to be a part of Winnsboro and proud to add Mother Frances Hospital-Winnsboro to our family," said Ray Thompson, Executive Vice President/COO-TMF, CEO Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler. "We look forward to meeting everyone at the open house on Thursday."

“Texas Health Resources and Trinity Mother Frances have worked well together for many years, mostly because we share a common respect for faith-based values; employee, physician and patient satisfaction; and the delivery of safe, quality care,” said Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “Our goal is to create a sustainable environment for the growth of the Winnsboro hospital in the long run, and we feel that the transfer to Trinity Mother Frances will be a very positive step for health care in the region.”

"Our plans for the future are to work with physicians, clinicians and hospital employees to find new and innovative ways to deliver quality care to everyone in Winnsboro and the surrounding area," added Thompson.

Hospital officials said that Bart Pruitt, DO, will begin seeing patients on March 8 at the Trinity Clinic location on the Trinity Mother Frances - Winnsboro campus. Dr. Pruitt will be in clinic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A number of specialists are currently available. Trinity Clinic is exploring opportunities for additional specialists to see patients in Winnsboro in the near future.

About Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics includes Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler, Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville, Mother Frances Hospital-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 multispecialty medical group, with over 250 physicians and mid-level providers representing 37 specialties in 36 clinic locations serving east Texas. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, visit tmfhc.org.

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