Gala Celebrates Medical Facility Opening

More than 1,100 people showed up to celebrate in Tyler Thursday.  It was all part of the grand opening for the new Joseph Z. and Louise H. Ornelas Tower at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

The gala, held inside a huge outdoor, air conditioned tent, marks the completion of the 74 million dollar center, offering state of the art health care. The center itself includes an advanced heart institute and surgery center.

If you would like to learn more about the Joseph Z. and Louise H. Ornelas tower, you can take a tour Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

Gillian Sheridan, reporting.