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Irving’s CHRISTUS To Acquire Tyler’s Trinity Mother Frances

Irving-based CHRISTUS Health has announced plans to acquire Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, the largest hospital system in East Texas.
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Irving-based CHRISTUS Health has announced plans to acquire Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, the largest hospital system in East Texas.

Trinity Mother Frances said last week that it had signed a letter of intent to become part of CHRISTUS and is continuing the due diligence process. TMFHC, based in Tyler, has three hospitals (two in Tyler and one in nearby Winnsboro), a long-term acute care facility, a dedicated heart hospital, a physician group, and a number of outpatient clinics. CHRISTUS will add these assets to its 30-hospital, international system.

TMFHC will add four representatives to the CHRISTUS Health Board of Directors. The Catholic order of the Sisters of The Holy Family of Nazareth will be a third sponsoring congregation of the health system, adding to its two previous sponsors. The Catholic faith-based organizations shared a culture, which made the deal appealing to both sides.

“When TMFHC joins with CHRISTUS Health system, it will create a combined platform that we believe will provide significant growth opportunities and healthcare options,” said Ernie Sadau, chief executive officer for CHRISTUS Health, in a prepared statement. “Together we will forge a stronger Catholic healthcare system East Texans will depend on for years to come. We believe that growing our network of facilities in East Texas will give the CHRISTUS-Trinity Mother Frances system more opportunities to expand access to care in the region, as well as continue to improve the quality of care we provide.”

Both Sadau and TMFHC president and CEO Lindsey Bradley were traveling Friday and were unavailable for further comment. Look for a longer piece about the merger tomorrow.

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