TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for the new CHRISTUS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute.
The new CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute will be a four-story facility housing about 62,000 square feet of diagnostic, care and rehabilitation space.
“Really a step forward for us in terms of orthopedic care, physical therapy and human performance. We’ve had our eye on this piece of property for a while. We needed more space. We wanted to do something really unique and special for the community," said Chris Glenney, CEO of CHRISTUS Health of Northeast Texas. “In terms of growth, orthopedics has grown not only for our student athletes, the kids in the community, but also the weekend warrior that gets out and makes things happen on the weekends.”
The ground floor will include the Rehabilitation Center and the Community Education Center, which will host lectures, screenings and community and organization events for up to 50 people.
The first floor will also include the all-new Peak Performance Program. There will also be 25 yards of indoor turf for movement training for both Human Performance and Physical Therapy.
The facility will be at the northwest corner of Cumberland Road and South Broadway Avenue.