Lindsey Bradley, president and CEO of Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics (standing), and Ernie Sadau, CEO of Christus Health (to Bradley’s right), join other administrators for both hospital systems in signing the letter of intent for the partnership.

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics in Tyler has signed a letter of intent to become part of Christus Health, an international not-for-profit health system headquartered in Irving.

This joining of the two Catholic health systems will improve access to care for patients and expand each organization’s service offerings, the systems said in announcing the partnership on Thursday. Combining forces will increase the capacity and ability to meet the growing health care needs of East Texans through increased resources and innovative services, Christus’ announcement said.

“Together we will forge a stronger Catholic health care system East Texans will depend on for years to come,” said Ernie Sadau, CEO for Christus Health. “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.”

When due diligence is complete and the deal is final, Trinity Mother Frances’ six hospitals and 30-plus clinics will become part of the Christus Health system. Four TMF representatives will join the Christus Health Board.

“We pride ourselves on our commitment to bringing the best patient care and services to East Texas. This has been an integral part of our mission as a faith-based health provider for more than 75 years, and we will continue to realize that vision for East Texas for years to come,” Lindsey Bradley, president and CEO of Trinity Mother Frances, said in a statement.

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