On Friday, Dec. 4, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics will break ground on Mother Frances Hospital South Tyler. - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

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Published on December 01, 2015

Construction Begins On MFH South Tyler

Groundbreaking for new Mother Frances Hospital South Tyler planned for December 4


TYLER, TX – December 1, 2015 – On Friday, Dec. 4, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics will break ground in South Tyler as construction begins on a 41,200-square-foot hospital, offering residents convenient access to high-quality healthcare.


The ceremonial groundbreaking will mark the official start of construction on the new, state-of-the-art 24-hour Mother Frances Hospital South Tyler, staffed by board-certified physicians dedicated to providing the same level of compassionate, award-winning care found at existing Mother Frances Hospital locations.


“We are pleased to offer this community access to additional TMFHC services for Tyler residents as the region continues to grow,” said Lindsey Bradley, FACHE, President, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics. “When you have an emergency, time is of the essence. Our new Mother Frances Hospital South Tyler will provide care for emergent medical needs, admit patients for routine hospital care or stabilize and transfer patients needing complex care to our main facility.”


“Providing access to high-quality healthcare is foundational to the mission of Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics,” said Ray Thompson, FACHE, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics. “By building MFH South Tyler, we will serve the people of East Texas with compassion, efficiency and excellence and maintain our high standards for quality, safety and service.”


As part of the expansion, TMF has entered into a joint venture partnership with Emerus, a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of efficient medical care, to build and manage the site. This agreement will position TMF for future growth opportunities to accommodate the area’s rising population.


“We share TMFs mission to deliver sophisticated, yet affordable, healthcare solutions to the community,” said Dr. Toby Hamilton, CEO of Emerus. “This facility will make high-quality medical care accessible to patients close to home, and we’re excited to partner with TMFHC to meet growing medical needs in the Tyler area.”


MFH South Tyler, to be located at 8389 S. Broadway Ave., will include a comprehensive Emergency Department, Inpatient Beds, Advanced Imaging and Diagnostic Laboratory services. The second level will contain a freestanding Imaging Center with the latest advancements in technology. The third floor will comprise an Ambulatory Surgery Center with a compliment of five OR suites.


The groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Dec. 4, at the northwest corner of Cumberland Road and Broadway Avenue in south Tyler. The new hospital is slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2016.



Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics include the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, Mother Frances Hospital Tyler, Jacksonville and 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 multi-specialty medical group, with over 330 physicians and mid-level providers representing 36 specialties in 31 locations serving East Texas.  For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances, visit tmfhc.org.


Bed count – 402 – MFH Tyler

Bed count – 25 – MFH Jacksonville

Bed count – 25 – MFH Winnsboro

Bed count – 74 – HEALTHSOUTH

Bed count – 72 – LPOHH

Bed count – 51 - ContinueCARE


Emerus is a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of compassionate, high-quality inpatient, surgical and diagnostic care. Its distinctive level of care, which includes streamlined admitting procedures, highly qualified physicians and innovative diagnostic equipment, earned Emerus the 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience. Emerus’ community-based approach to healthcare prioritizes limited inpatient stays, efficient emergency rooms and cost-effective pricing in a smaller campus setting. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Emerus has more than 1,000 employees, with expert concentrations in over 20 different fields throughout the medical industry. More information is available at


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Media Contacts:


Will Knous, TMFHC

Media Relations

(903) 530-5065



Melissa Bias, Emerus

Communications Manager

(713) 637-1192




Reviewed by Will Knous on December 08, 2015

Media Contact

Will Knous
Media Relations
(903) 530-5065