Christus Health is expanding in Northeast Texas, announcing that its Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System-South Tyler will be open to the public later this week. The project was announced in May 2015 and broke ground in December 2015.
Christus Mother Frances Hospital-South Tyler is a state-of-the-art, 41,200-square-foot hospital that includes a 24/7 emergency room, eight in-patient beds, on-site imaging and lab services, and five surgical suites.
According to Chris Glenney, COO of Christus Mother Frances Health System-Tyler, the new facility will “alleviate pressure put on the current emergency care center” in Tyler. Today, Christus Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler handles “almost 75,000 emergency room visits per year”–more than any local provider.
“Research shows that this area is growing rapidly … The people of Tyler and this whole region need access to a true emergency department in this area,” said Jason Proctor, COO of Christus Mother Frances Hospitals-Tyler and South Tyler, in a statement. “[Christus in] 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.”
Christus Mother Frances Hospital-South Tyler plans to employ an evidence-based procedure that streamlines emergency department efforts to deliver cost-effective care in-line with national best-practice models.
“[The South Tyler] clinical staff is cross-trained in emergency medicine to deliver care throughout the facility,” Mark Anderson, chief of emergency medicine at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System, said in a statement. “Everyone can draw blood, run labs, or fill other roles throughout the facility. The bottom line is that in a medical emergency, when minutes or even seconds matter most, we can examine and treat patients as efficiently and effectively as possible.”