October 27 2005 - TMFHS BREAKS GROUND ON NEW CANTON MEDICAL COMPLEX

Press Release - October 27, 2005
TMFHS BREAKS GROUND ON NEW CANTON MEDICAL COMPLEX

 
For Immediate Release

October 27, 2005

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


TRINITY MOTHER FRANCES HEALTH SYSTEM
BREAKS GROUND ON NEW CANTON FACILITY

CANTON, TX – Officials with Trinity Mother Frances Health System held a groundbreaking ceremony today on the System’s regional health care facility in Canton. The 20,000 plus square foot complex, which, weather permitting, will be completed in 12 to 16 months, is under construction at the corner of FM 859 and I-20. The site will include space for four physicians, a physician’s assistant and visiting specialists. Services will include convenient hours, a DirectCARE clinic that accepts walk-in patients, a pool, fitness facilities, laboratory, X-ray, diagnostic radiology, cardiac stress testing, mobile MRI and mammography, and rehabilitation services.

“We are excited to be underway with construction on a campus that the citizens of Canton and Van Zandt County can count on to deliver a high level of health care close to home,” said Ray Thompson, FACHE, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Trinity Mother Frances Health System. “Trinity Mother Frances Health System is a longtime member of the Canton community. This new facility marks the next step in the Health System’s commitment to the health and well-being of this entire region.”

“After many years of serving the medical needs of the people of Canton and surrounding communities, we are very excited about the new medical complex,” said Kenneth Nixon, MD, family medicine, Trinity Mother Frances Health System-Canton. “When completed, the building will provide far more space and patient comforts than we have been able to offer at our current location. Patients and their families will be very pleased with the additional services and amenities.”

“Trinity Mother Frances Health System-Canton is now under construction because of the commitment of community leaders, including the mayor, city council, Canton Economic Development Corporation and Mr. Henry Lewis,” said John Webb, vice president, regional development, Trinity Mother Frances Health System. “We look forward to building on the relationships we have and making new friends and partners in the future.”

Trinity Mother Frances Health System has constructed a number of new health care facilities in the last five years, including a new hospital in Jacksonville, a medical clinic in Athens, the Joseph Z. and Louise H. Ornelas Tower at Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler, and new Trinity Clinics in Lindale and Hawkins/Holly Lake Ranch.

Trinity Clinic is the largest multi-specialty physician group in east Texas with over 200 physicians and clinicians representing 33 medical specialties at offices in communities throughout east, northeast and north-central Texas.

To make an appointment with Trinity Clinic-Canton, call 903-567-4841. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Health System, visit www.tmfhs.org.

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