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Published on February 05, 2016

Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics Announce New Clinical Affiliation Agreement

 

Nacogdoches, TX – Nacogdoches Memorial Health (NMH) and Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics (TMFHC) in Tyler have entered into a formal clinical affiliation agreement designed to enhance the quality of care available to patients in their home communities, as well as provide convenient and seamless access to tertiary care for patients and physicians, when needed, at TMFHC.  

 

TMFHC and NMH have joined together in this agreement in order to expand access to the highest quality care for patients throughout East Texas and to develop the skills and education of clinical staff.

 

"Nacogdoches Memorial Health is proud to announce the clinical affiliation with Trinity Mother Frances Hospital and Clinics. Through this affiliation agreement with TMFHC, NMH will enjoy the best of both worlds – access to the resources of the leading healthcare system in Tyler, while retaining local ownership and leadership in daily operations,” said NMH CEO Scott Street. 

 

The agreement provides for enhanced access and coordination of care for patients needing specialized or tertiary care outside of the communities served by NMH. This will be facilitated by expedited patient transfers and enhanced use of the Trinity Mother Frances Access Center.

 

The agreement also helps to ensure the development of clinical programs and services to expand the care available to the communities served by NMH, utilizing the expertise and resources of TMFHC's Clinical Service Lines and Centers of Excellence. Designated clinical staff will also have access to TMFHC training and education programs, including accredited continuing education courses provided by TMFHC physician and nursing experts. The agreement will also provide improved access to information through connectivity to TMFHC’s secure electronic health record (EHR) network to allow NMH medical staff and designated clinical staff access to patient medical records for improved continuity of care.

 

"This agreement provides NMH with enhanced access to continuing education programs, tertiary care and other medical services to support existing programs and services. By sharing best practices between TMFHC and NMH we elevate the level of care both organizations provide our patients and the communities we serve,” said John McGreevy, Chief Executive Officer, Mother Frances Hospital Tyler and the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital. “We are incredibly excited to work together with NMH, and we look forward to improving the lives of patients through this agreement.”

  

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About Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics
Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics serve more than 1.2 million people in a 
27-county area, and includes six hospitals totaling 653 beds with over 1,100 physicians, total medical staff.  Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics includes The Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, 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 largest multi-specialty medical group, with over 350 physicians and advanced practice providers representing 39 specialties in 36 clinic locations serving East Texas. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, visit tmfhc.org.


About Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital

Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 216 beds. Memorial is accredited by the Joint Commission and is designated as the only Level III Trauma Center in this region by the Texas Department of Health. Memorial Health offers the first Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center in Deep East Texas and the only designated Chest Pain Center in Nacogdoches, following a rigorous evaluation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

 

 

Reviewed by Will Knous on February 05, 2016