Health Care in Tyler, TX
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Tyler is home to two full-service facilities that are also the top employers in the area, East Texas Medical Center and Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, as well as smaller health-care providers. As a result, East Texas residents can enjoy quality care close to home.
East Texas Medical Center
ETMC has 454 beds and a Level I trauma center. The hospital has institutes dedicated to cancer, cardiovascular, neurological, orthopedic and urology, as well as a kidney transplant program and a behavioral health center.
In the 1980s, ETMC began developing formal referring relationships with hospitals in other East Texas communities. ETMC now has 11 affiliate hospitals outside of Tyler. All told, the ETMC Regional Health Care System sees more than 300,000 patients a year.
Trinity Mother Frances Hospital
Trinity’s origins in Tyler date to 1937, when the Sisters of The Holy Family of Nazareth worked with city leaders and area physicians to bring a hospital to the community. The facility opened one day ahead of schedule when an explosion, that killed nearly 300 people and injured hundreds more, pressed the hospital into immediate action.
Trinity currently has 404 beds and is a Level II trauma center. In addition to centers focusing on cancer, heart disease and neurological disorders, Trinity offers a variety of specialized services, from sports medicine and reconstructive surgery to long-term care for the acutely ill.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is a smaller facility (109 beds) with specialties in such areas as cystic fibrosis, sleep disorders, infectious diseases and rheumatology. Since 1977, the facility has been a component of the University of Texas System.
A Leader in Spine Surgery
Tyler has one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to spine surgery. The Texas Spine and Joint Hospital ranked in the top 5 percent nationally in spine surgery from 2006 to 2009, according to the HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America study, and was ranked No. 1 in the state of Texas. The physician-owned hospital provides services focused on disease and injury affecting the spine and joints.
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