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Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics reach agreement with CHRISTUS Health to become CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics (TMFHC) and CHRISTUS Health have announced the finalization of an agreement that brings together these two prestigious health systems and will create CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. This joining of two distinguished health systems will greatly strengthen both organizations, improving access to care for patients and expanding each organization’s service offerings. Most importantly, it will increase the capacity and ability to meet the ever-growing health care needs of East Texans through increased resources and innovative services.

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances will remain headquartered in Tyler, and will continue to be a hub for services and the foundation of CHRISTUS Health’s expansion in Northeast Texas. The strategic plan of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances envisions growth of this organization across East Texas and throughout the region.

CHRISTUS Health and now CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System will work together in the new CHRISTUS Health Northeast Texas region to further our shared mission and ministry to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by expanding access to care to the 27-county area of Northeast Texas. As part of the agreement, Lindsey Bradley, who served as the President of Trinity Mother Frances, will become the Senior Vice President – Group Operations for CHRISTUS and CEO of CHRISTUS Northeast Texas. He will join the CHRISTUS Health Board of Directors and will report to the CHRISTUS Health COO. In his SVP- Group Ops role, he will oversee the new CHRISTUS Health Northeast Texas region as well as CHRISTUS Health Ark-La-Tex. As such, Chris Karam, in his role as CEO of CHRISTUS Health Ark-La-Tex, will report to Lindsey.

As part of the agreement, Trinity Mother Frances had the opportunity to appoint four new members to the CHRISTUS Health Board of Directors. In addition to Lindsey, the following will also join the CHRISTUS Health Board of Directors:

  • Dr. Steven Keuer, president of the CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic and Chief Medical Officer of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System
  • Ray Thompson, president of the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, and
  • Sr. Loretta Theresa Felici, president of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth’s Mission & Ministry, Inc.

In addition, Sr. Barbara Jean Wojnicki, the Provincial Superior of the Holy Family Province (USA), will join the system as a Member, and will attend board meetings in this capacity. The current Trinity Mother Frances Board of Directors will remain in place, though there may be some additions, and it will become the Board of Directors for CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances.

The Catholic order of the Sisters of The Holy Family of Nazareth has become a third sponsoring congregation of CHRISTUS Health, in addition to its two founding sponsoring congregations, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio. The Trinity Mother Frances Foundation will remain and will continue to stay within the Tyler community.

 

(Photo: Ernie Sadau, CHRISTUS Health CEO, addresses CHRISTSU Trinity Mother Frances Health System Associates as Lindsey Bradley, Senior Vice President – Group Operations for CHRISTUS and CEO of CHRISTUS Northeast Texas, and Dr. Steven Keuer, President and CMO of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, look on.)

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