TMFHC has been recognized as one of the most connected hospitals for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report. - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

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Published on November 18, 2015

Trinity Mother Frances Named to U.S. News’ Most Connected Hospitals List


WASHINGTON DC – Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics has been recognized as one of the most connected hospitals for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report. The U.S. News Most Connected Hospitals list recognizes hospitals whose excellence in patient safety, patient engagement and clinical connectedness improves patient care.


To identify the Most Connected Hospitals, U.S. News analyzed dozens of variables spanning three domains of medicine where electronic connectedness came to make a difference to patients. U.S. News assigned domain-specific scores and an overall score to each hospital for which it could obtain data from the most recent AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement, an IT survey that the American Hospital Association administers to hospitals nationwide. Hospitals that earned at least 70 out of 75 points in the 2014 IT survey or 55 out of 61 points in the 2013 survey and also achieved national ranking or high performing recognition in the current edition of Best Hospitals, Best Hospitals for Common Care or Best Children’s Hospitals were recognized as Most Connected Hospitals. In all, 158 hospitals made the Most Connected Hospitals 2015-16 list.


“Trinity Mother Frances has long been at the forefront of health information technology, and we work diligently to maintain our high standards of quality and service,” said Jeff Pearson, MBA, CHCIO, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics. “The entire team at Trinity Mother Frances works tirelessly to cultivate and improve our health information technology services, and we are very proud to be named as one of the 2015-2016 Most Connected organizations.”


The list of Most Connected Hosptals is freely available at



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 more than 330 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers representing 36 specialties in 31 locations serving East Texas.  For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances, visit

Reviewed by Will Knous on November 23, 2015