Mother Frances unveils plans for new Heart Hospital

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A new $3,000,000 approach to heart care is coming to East Texas.

Trinity Mother Frances announced plans for their new Heart Hospital Wednesday. A cardiac intensive care unit is being constructed on a floor of the hospital in Tyler. The chief of cardiology says it will offer more beds and a more personalized approach to heart care.

"Every heart patient who comes in for heart surgery at TMF will come to a dedicated room that will be their private room throughout the remainder of their hospital experience," said Dr. C. Fagg Sanford III, M.D., FACC. "Their families will be encouraged to be a part of the care process. No longer will patients families be asked to wait in an isolated waiting room for limited visitation."

Trinity Mother Frances expects improved patient results and shorter hospital stays.

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