July 8 2010 - Mother Frances Hospital-Winnsboro Announces New CEO

For Immediate Release

July 8, 2010

For more information:
John Moore
Public Information Officer
(903) 531-4542
john.moore@tmfhs.org

MOTHER FRANCES HOSPITAL-WINNSBORO ANNOUNCES NEW CEO

Winnsboro, TX -- Officials with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics announced that Janet Coates is the new CEO at Mother Frances Hospital-Winnsboro. Coates replaces Gary Looper, who has served since March 1 as the Hospital's interim CEO.

"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Janet Coates as President and CEO of Mother Frances Hospital-Winnsboro," said Ray Thompson, FACHE, Executive Vice President/COO-TMF, and Chief Executive Officer, Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler. "Janet has been serving as chief nursing officer of the hospital and I know she will do a great job. Patients in Wood County and the surrounding area will get to know Janet and quickly see that she is the right person to lead Mother Frances Hospital-Winnsboro into the future."

Coates has 30 years experience in nursing and has served in operational leadership roles in large and small hospitals, including facilities in Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Arizona and California. Most recently, she served in an executive vice president role with Scott and White Healthcare in Temple, Texas, and prior to that as Vice President of Clinical Services with Arizona Heart Hospital in Phoenix.

She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, and her master's degree in Hospital Administration/Human Resource Development from Webster University in Little Rock.

Coates is affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics includes 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 250 physicians and mid-level providers representing 37 specialties in 36 clinic locations serving east Texas. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, visit tmfhc.org.

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