The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) honored CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances as Regional Corporate Citizen of the Year during its 94th Semi-Annual Board of Director’s Meeting onThursday, March 16th, in Tyler.

At the event, ETCOG recognizes regional citizens who exemplify excellence in performance, innovation and contributions to the community. The Regional Corporate Citizen of the Year award honors a corporate partner in East Texas that has contributed to the well-being of the East Texas Region.

“CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System has become the anchor of the new CHRISTUS Northeast Texas region, with hospitals serving our region in Tyler, Jacksonville, Winnsboro, Sulphur Springs, Atlanta, Texarkana and now CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System in Longview and Marshall,” said ETCOG Executive Director David Cleveland. “In addition to their main hospital in Tyler, they just opened a state-of-the-art 41,200 square-foot community hospital in South Tyler in efforts to serve not only the growing population in Smith but also Anderson, Cherokee and Henderson Counties. With this growth in the region and their continued commitment to the health of our communities, ETCOG is proud to recognize CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System as our Regional Corporate Citizen of the Year.”

“We are honored to be recognized by the East Texas Council of Governments,” said Jason Proctor, Chief Operating Officer, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler and CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital. “Our System is committed to working diligently to improving access to vital health care services throughout the entire Northeast Texas Region and to serving the men, women and children of these communities with compassion, integrity and excellence. As a faith-based institution, our goal is not only to improve the health of these communities, but to improve their lives. To be recognized along with these remarkable men and women by ETCOG is truly an honor.”