Irving-based Christus Health is expanding its cancer care in East Texas, opening the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Oncology Institute.
With the expansion, Tyler-based Trinity Mother Frances Health System will be able to offer surgical treatment for gastrointestinal, rectal, pancreas, and liver cancers.
The system also hired a head of the new institute. Dr. Steven Curley will take on that role, joining the system after serving as professor and chief of surgical oncology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He’d also been directing the local and regional CHI Oncology Service line at the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and was a professor at Rice University and The University of Texas Medical School.
While Christus Health operates facilities that stretch four states, Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System encompasses eight hospitals in East Texas, including the 402-bed flagship in Tyler.