About us

The ETMC Regional Healthcare System is a seamless system of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities and services throughout East Texas. A system with one mission: bringing to the people of our region the care they deserve–care that is first in East Texas, second to none.

  • 12 hospitals
  • 40 clinics
  • Specialized centers of healthcare excellence
  • Regional rehabilitation/fitness network
  • Regional trauma/emergency system
  • Regional home health coverage
  • Other healthcare-related companies

Our philosophy

The philosophy that guides the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System began in the 1970s. That’s when leaders of East Texas Medical Center Tyler decided to view smaller hospitals in nearby communities as collaborators, not competitors.

ETMC developed two new goals: To create formal relationships with East Texas communities, and to diversify the range of services ETMC could make available to those communities. As Henderson County Hospital in Athens became the first hospital to associate with the Tyler facility, it became evident that the philosophy would work.

ETMC Regional Healthcare System has a strategy to provide care in rural areas whenever possible. We are organized to provide primary care in rural health clinics, secondary care in affiliate hospitals and tertiary care at ETMC Tyler. Our outstanding ETMC EMS network makes emergency transportation available throughout the region.

The guiding principle at the heart of ETMC is summed up in our mission: We continuously strive to bring an unmatched spirit of excellence to the art and science of healthcare. We measure our success by how our efforts improve the quality of life in East Texas.