Emergency Medicine - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

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Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Emergency Services treat more than 100,000 patients each year in our Emergency Care Centers located throughout East Texas, many of whom are categorized as designated trauma centers. Patients benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and highly-trained medical specialists who staff the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Emergency Care Centers 24 hours each day:


  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Trauma surgeons on call 24|7
  • 40 beds
  • Chest Pain Center

South Tyler

  • 8 beds
  • CT and X-ray 24|7
  • General surgery M-F


  • Level IV Trauma Center
  • 9 beds
  • 24-hour CT, X-ray and lab services
  • Ultrasound M-F, 8am-5pm; on call after hours and weekends
  • NO OB/Gyn, Orthopedics or General Surgery

Sulphur Springs

  • Level IV Trauma Center
  • 96 bed hospital
  • 10 bed ICU
  • 24/7 Intensivist Coverage
  • 24/7 Hospitalist Coverage
  • 24/7 Cath Lab
  • 24/7 Neurology/Stoke Coverage
  • 24/7 OB Coverage
  • Level II NICU
  • 10 bed Inpatient Rehab
  • CT, X-Ray, Lab Coverage


  • Level IV Trauma Center
  • 6 rooms
  • Surgical services M-F, 7:30a-3:30p
  • 24-hour radiology and CT capability
  • Able to treat and stabilize patients coming in presenting symptoms of stroke or heart attack
  • LUCAS chest compression system
  • Ultrasound

The CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Emergency Care Centers are staffed 24/7 with physicians, nurses, and technicians who have been specially trained to deal with all medical emergencies, including rapid stabilization of heart attacks, strokes, trauma, poisoning, severe bleeding and other sudden illnesses in adults and children.

Emergency Care physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine or family practice with certifications in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support and advanced trauma life support.

Special touches in our Emergency Care Centers include continuous children's video programs in the pediatric rooms to help keep our young patients entertained, a private lounge, and three special rooms with continuous flow air exchange for patients with serious respiratory infections.

We now have a Pediatric Assessment area that is designated to provide a calming environment that is equipped for our younger patients. In 2018, we are designated as a cardiovascular center of excellence, receiving an award for being the nation’s first HeartCARE Center by the American College of Cardiology.

Stroke Center Services

Currently certified by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, the highly trained and specialized Stroke Team meets the patient at the Emergency Room door to ensure rapid, efficient care while promoting quality. This team comprises the Stroke Program Coordinator, Neurology-trained ICU nurses, Neuro-hospitalists, Neurologists, Neuro-interventional Radiologists, Neurosurgeons, Emergency Physicians, Nurses and support staff. Additionally, the Stroke Center of Excellence at Trinity Mother Frances provides leading edge imaging capabilities to stroke patients that encompass state of the art CT, MRI, Angiography and other technology that enables the Stroke Team to assess and treat patients rapidly, thus saving additional patient lives.

Chest Pain Center

In 2017, the CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler Chest Pain Center became an accredited full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI with Resuscitation Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The creation of this specialized area within the Emergency Care Center dedicated solely to cardiac care reflects the organization's ongoing commitment to cardiac services. Located only steps away from the cardiac cath lab in the Ornelas Tower, the Chest Pain Center provides the latest in bedside patient monitoring equipment and includes 24-hour access to cardiac specialists.

Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 people dying annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain.

The Rapid Assessment Program

The Rapid Assessment program expedites care for non-urgent patients in the emergency room. Rapid assessment patients are treated by a designated staff in a separate area of the Emergency Care Center. This area is staffed by advanced practice clinicians and registered nurses.

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