For Immediate Release

April 19, 2012

For more information:
John Moore
Public Information Officer
Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics
(903) 531-4542

Fourth Time To Receive Award / Second Consecutive Year

TYLER, TX – This week, Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. It was the second consecutive year the hospital received the award and the fourth time in five years.

The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia.

“We are excited to receive this award and are proud of the dedicated staff, clinicians, physicians and volunteers that strive to provide efficient and high quality care to each and every patient,” said Laura Owen, FACHE, CEO, Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler. “Our patients deserve this level of care and we are proud that we are consistently able to rank as one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the United States.”

Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler is one of five hospitals in Texas and one of 20 in the nation that received this award in the Large Community Hospital category.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters’ researchers evaluated almost 3,000 short-term, acute care hospitals. They use public information from Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply and winners do not pay to market this honor. The winning hospitals were announced in the April 16 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

“Our focus has always been on delivering excellent healthcare. This award recognizes our efforts and we are honored to receive it,” said Lindsey Bradley, FACHE, president, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics. “We remain committed to our patients and are grateful that they choose Trinity Mother Frances as their medical home.”

Based on comparisons between the study winners and a peer group of similar high-volume hospitals that were not winners, Thomson Reuters found that if all hospitals performed at the level of this year’s winners:

• More than 186,000 additional lives could be saved.
• Approximately 56,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
• More than $4.3 billion could be saved.
• The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

“This award is significant because Thomson Reuters takes important hospital data from across the United States, analyzes it and at no charge to hospitals or the public, then shares where the best medical care is being delivered,” said Steven P. Keuer, MD, President-Trinity Clinic and Chief Medical Officer-TMFHC. “I am proud of our entire staff for this significant accomplishment.”

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at

In February, IMS ranked TMFHC 16th in the U.S. on the list of Top 100 integrated healthcare networks. The IMS IHN Rating System rates local and regional, non-specialty integrated healthcare networks on their performance level and degree of integration. Trinity Mother Frances led the list of six health systems in Texas that were included in the Top 100 rankings.

Also in February, the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine in American Hospitals report recognized Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler with the Emergency Medicine Excellence Award. The award identifies Mother Frances Hospital as one of the nation’s top performing hospitals in the U.S. for patients that are admitted through the emergency center. Only 15 hospitals in Texas received this award, and Mother Frances Hospital was the only hospital in the entire East Texas region that was recognized.

About Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics includes Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler, The Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, 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 300 physicians and mid-level providers representing 38 specialties in 36 clinic locations serving east Texas. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, visit

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