Tyler, TX Hospitals
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Tyler hospitals like East Texas Medical Center and Mother Frances Hospital are among the finest in Texas, each nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report in multiple "best hospital" categories.
East Texas Medical Center
East Texas Medical Center Tyler – a not-for-profit, 464-bed hospital that specializes in acute care medicine and offers a “continuum of care” approach designed to deliver major medical services from diagnosis through rehabilitation – is the flagship facility for the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System. ETMC Tyler admitted nearly 21,000 patients in 2012, with more than 65,000 ER visits and 13,482 surgeries.
The hospital features a state-of-the-art Digestive Disease Center that offers endoscopic imaging and ultrasonography, along with an accredited hyperbaric medicine facility – the Wound Healing Center. ETMC’s Cancer Institute includes a 25-bed cancer unit and freestanding radiation therapy center, and its 27,000-square-foot Cardiovascular Institute features two catheterization laboratories, two surgery suites and a cardiovascular intensive care unit.
Trinity Mother Frances Hospital
Mother Frances Hospital is a 404-bed acute care facility in the heart of Tyler, one that offers a complete range of services, including trauma care, neurology & neurosurgery, nephrology, geriatrics, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. In fiscal year 2013 the hospital admitted more than 25,000 patients, performed 18,695 surgeries, and treated almost 70,000 individuals in its emergency care center.
MFH Tyler features the Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, which combines cutting-edge treatments with patient-centered healing concepts designed to produce the best possible outcomes. The facility is also home to the recently-opened Pat Herd Womens’ Center (August 2013), which includes 27 private rooms and is specifically designed for “the continuing care of women and babies.”
UT Health Northeast
With a 111-bed hospital and a 24/7 Emergency Care Center set among 600 acres of pines, UT Health Northeast treats more than 138,000 outpatients and accommodates more than 3,700 inpatient stays each year. As an academic medical center – the only university medical center in northeast Texas – its mission is three-fold: to care for patients, to conduct innovative research to improve the lives of future generations, and to prepare the next generation of medical professionals through comprehensive education.
Though its core medical specialties are oncology and primary care, UT Health Northeast features 25 specialty clinics, which cover everything from allergies to urology. A state-of-the-art Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center opened in 2011. And patients from throughout the U.S. come to see the hospital's adult and pediatric lung disease specialists, who have experience treating pneumonia, asthma and COPD, as well as rarer pulmonary conditions.