US-based Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics (TMFHC) has unveiled plans to develop and operate a new three-storey and multi-million dollar community hospital in Tyler, Texas.

Trinity Mother Frances signed a joint venture agreement with Emerus to construct and manage the site.

Emerus CEO Dr Toby Hamilton said: "We are honoured to partner with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics as they expand their footprint throughout Tyler and east Texas."

"The facility will provide emergency medical care, inpatient care and other comprehensive health services, in addition to handling simple and non-life-threatening medical complaints."

The facility will provide emergency medical care, inpatient care and other comprehensive health services, in addition to handling simple and non-life-threatening medical complaints.

The first level of the hospital will include a comprehensive emergency department, inpatient wing and quick-access lab services, while the second level will comprise full-scale imaging centre along with multiple primary care and specialty physicians.

With a projected opening in the third quarter of 2016, construction of the facility is expected to commence by the end of 2015.

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics president Lindsey Bradley said: "We are pleased to offer this community access to additional TMF hospital services for Tyler residents as the region continues to grow.

"When you have an emergency, minutes count. Our new Community Hospital will provide care for emergent medical needs, admit patients for routine hospital care or stabilise and transfer patients needing complex care to our main facility."

TMFHC manages Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, Mother Frances Hospital Tyler, Jacksonville and Winnsboro, Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital and others.