Tyler Texas Healthcare Industry, Jobs, & Medical Facilities
Healthcare Job Market and Medical Careers in Tyler
Tyler features a large, state-of-the-art healthcare and medical community, built around a series of major hospital and clinic systems, including the East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) and Trinity Mother Frances, that serve all of the East Texas region.
East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) and Trinity Mother Frances Hospital are the two largest job employers in the Tyler area, each with over 3,000 employees.
These major hospitals, clinics, outpatient facilities, and doctors offices in the Tyler area hire thousands of doctors, nurses, lab technicians, xray technicians, CT technologists, pharmacists, urgent care specialists, occupational therapists, and dozens of other medical jobs.
Health care is the largest employer in Tyler with approximately 20,000 full time jobs and 9,000 indirect jobs. One in three jobs is directly related to health care. Health care in the Tyler area has an annual economic impact of $1.2 billion.
While ETMC and Trinity Mother Frances have their major hospitals located in Tyler proper, these institutions offer large, fully-equipped clinics in locales such as Canton, Jacksonville, Lake Palestine, Pittsburg, Athens, Lindale, Whitehouse, and many other East Texas sites.
East Texas Medical Center
Every year the East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) serves more than 300,000 East Texas residents through its strategy is to provide care in rural areas whenever possible.
The ETMC Regional Healthcare System operates a system of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities and services throughout East Texas.
ETMC operates 12 hospitals, 40 clinics, a regional rehabilitation/fitness network, a trauma/emergency system, regional home health coverage, and other services.
ETMC utilizes a strategy to provide care in rural areas whenever possible. It is organized to provide primary care in rural health clinics, secondary care in affiliate hospitals and tertiary care at ETMC Tyler.
In addition, the outstanding ETMC EMS network makes emergency transportation available throughout the region.
Trinity Mother Frances Hospital
Trinity Mother Frances has a proud tradition of over 70 years of dedicated service to the residents of East Texas.
As national leader in patient satisfaction, advanced technology and quality initiatives, Trinity Mother Frances is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating healthy lives for people and communities.
Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multispecialty medical group, with over 350 physicians and mid-level providers representing 40 specialties in 36 clinic locations serving East Texas.
Trinity Mother Frances Clinic at Lake Palestine (TylerTexasOnline Staff photo)
It also opertes several UrgentCare facilities in East Texas.
The new Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital offers leading-edge programs in minimally invasive and robotic heart and thoracic surgery, treatment of arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (MI), and peripheral vascular disease, along with outstanding programs focused on cardiac rehabilitation, patient education and research.
The 43,500 sf Bill Herrington and Joseph Z. Ornelas HealthPark is located on 5.5 acres at the intersection of Grande Boulevard and Texas Highway 110 near Whitehouse. The park houses the health system’s Ross Breast Center, physical therapy services, a fitness center with a lap pool, an urgent care center, a sleep center, imaging services and a lab. It has 12 primary care physicians, including doctors from both Tyler and Whitehouse.
Groundbreaking was held in early December of 2015 for Mother Frances Hospital South Tyler, at 8389 S. Broadway Avenue, at the corner of Cumberland Road. The three-story, 41,200 sf hospital will include an emergency department, eight inpatient beds, advanced imaging and diagnostic laboratory services. The 2nd floor will contain a freestanding imaging center, and the 3rd floor an ambulatory surgery center with five operating room suites. It was opened in 2017.
UT Health Northeast
UT Health Northeast, also known as the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT), located just northeast of Tyler on U.S. 271, is a unique medical center providing a wide range of therapies and treatment to all of northeast Texas.
As the only university medical center in Northeast Texas, UT Health Northeast serves Northeast Texas and beyond through excellent patient care and community health, comprehensive education, and innovative research.
UT Health Northeast has a workforce of over 1,100 health care professionals and staff.
Fresenius Medical Care
Groundbreaking was held on March 2, 2016 for an $11.2 million building to house Fresenius Medical Care, an international company that will bring 300 to 350 new jobs to Tyler. Fresenius currently employs 120 people in three clinics and a business support center in Tyler.
The company will expand its two-story, 80,000 sf structure on the northeast corner of Earl Campbell Parkway and Southwest Loop 323.
New Urgent and Emergency Medical Care Facilities in Tyler
Tyler area residents will have several new options available beginning in 2015 and 2016 for emergency medical care.
Excel ER opened in October of 2015 at 6718 S. Broadway Avenue. Neighbors ER began operations about the same time.
Other facilities are also available, such as Patients ER and Tyler Urgent Care.