CANTON, Texas — CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System to break ground on Canton emergency room expansion in April. 

Construction at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances HealthPark - Canton will be officially underway after the groundbreaking ceremony April 16 at 10 a.m.

“This is an important development for CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, as well as for the city of Canton and the people of Northeast Texas who rely on us for urgent and emergency care,” said Jason Proctor, President and Chief Executive Officer, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospitals - Tyler, South Tyler, Jacksonville and the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler. “We are excited to begin construction on the next step in our 30-plus year history of providing interventional health care services to Canton and Van Zandt County.”

The new emergency care center in Canton will be 7,650 square feet right off of I20 near the Edgewood Road exit. It features six exam rooms, one trauma room, advanced imaging services and a laboratory.

“This facility will make emergency care available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year at a location that is more easily accessible for a lot of East Texans,” said Proctor. “In a medical emergency, when minutes or even seconds matter most, this facility allows us to examine and treat patients as efficiently and effectively as possible.”