The health-care landscape in Tyler and East Texas continues to change dramatically with mergers and acquisitions impacting all the area’s major providers.
Just last year, Ardent Health Services, East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC) and the University of Texas System, which includes the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT Health Northeast) joined to form a large, multifaceted health system for East Texas. Ardent is assuming majority ownership and day-to-day operations of the newly formed 10-hospital health system.
“By coming together to form this new health system, we can improve access to care for people throughout East Texas,” says Tyra Palmer, Ardent Health Service’s vice president of marketing and government relations. “With the geographic reach of ETMC and the clinical and educational resources available through the UT Health System, the goal is to provide more patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while advancing medical education and community health throughout our region.”