For Immediate Release

July 16, 2013

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES TRINITY MOTHER FRANCES HOSPITALS & CLINICS AMONG THE BEST IN TEXAS

TYLER, TEXAS - Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
“Texas is home to some of the highest-quality healthcare organizations in the country. We are proud to be ranked #12 in the state and the best hospital in East Texas,” said Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics President Lindsey Bradley, FACHE.  “This type of recognition fuels our motivation to provide our patients with the best possible care coupled with a great patient experience.”
“A strong medical presence is a cornerstone piece to any vibrant community such as ours.  We are proud to be recognized for being among the very best in Texas” said Ray Thompson, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics.
Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics is also recognized among the Best Hospitals in the Piney Woods region (TX). Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics is high-performing in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.

“Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics aims at the highest quality care for all of our patients and I am proud of every Trinity Mother Frances employee for their dedication and focus that keeps Mother Frances Hospital an award-winning medical destination,” said President and Chief Medical Officer Steven Keuer, MD.  “The eight areas we received highest performance for are a testament to our mission for quality healthcare and we hope this number grows in years to come.”
U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.
“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.
The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.
The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.

About Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics

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 preferred multispecialty medical group, with over 350 physicians and mid-level providers representing 40 specialties in 36 clinic locations serving East Texas.  For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, visit tmfhc.org.