November 3 2008 - Mother Frances Nationally Recognized As A Top Hospital

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November 3, 2008

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MOTHER FRANCES NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS A TOP HOSPITAL

Tyler, TX – Officials with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics announced that National Research Corporation (NRC) has recognized Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler as one of the nation’s top hospitals (as chosen by health care consumers in the Tyler metro area) for having the highest quality and image in 250 markets throughout the United States. This is the thirteenth year that NRC has awarded hospitals in 250 markets throughout the United States whose consumers have recognized them for providing quality healthcare services.

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics president Lindsey Bradley, FACHE stated, "This is the third consecutive year the people of our community have chosen Mother Frances Hospital as their preferred health care provider. We are honored by their faith in our ability to serve their medical needs."

“Each employee at Trinity Mother Frances has made this award possible,” said David K. Teegarden, MD, president and chief medical officer, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics. “The patients who choose any of our facilities for their health care deserve a high level of service. We are extremely grateful to our friends and neighbors for selecting us for this award.”

Ginny Martin, President of NRC's Healthcare Market Guide Division, said winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the company's Healthcare Market Guide Ticker® study. Of the 3,200 hospitals named by consumers in the study, the winning facilities rank highest in their Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), as defined by the US Census Bureau. The Healthcare Market Guide Ticker study surveyed over 200,000 households representing over 400,000 consumers in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia.

"Consumers continue to be empowered to make decisions for themselves and their families when selecting their healthcare facilities and services," Martin said. "As care options multiply and consumer perception of quality grows in importance, dedication to providing a high level of quality healthcare becomes essential for hospitals. These Consumer Choice award winners exemplify the dedication it takes to provide quality healthcare to their communities, and we are pleased to honor them through the eyes of their patients."

National Research Corporation is an industry leader, with more than two decades of experience in healthcare performance measurement and improvement.

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 36 specialties serving east, northeast and north-central Texas. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, visit tmfhs.org.

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