The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler :: About Us
- Office of the President
- With continued community support, we will carry out our ambitious mission to serve East Texas and beyond through excellent patient care and community health, comprehensive education, and innovative research.
State Senate Bill 1300, passed in 1977, became a landmark piece of legislation for East Texas: through it, UT Health Northeast became a component of The University of Texas System.
That bill authorized UT Health Northeast to pursue its current three-fold mission of excellent patient care and community health, comprehensive education, and innovative research.
Today, with more than 20 outpatient clinics, a hospital, and an Emergency Care Center, UT Health Northeast has over 164,000 visits a year and more than 3,000 inpatient admissions each year.
UT Health Northeast offers 30 areas of specialty care, including adult and pediatric pulmonary and infectious disease, cardiology, oncology, family practice and internal medicine, occupational medicine, asthma, allergy, lung disease, diabetes, aging, and gastroenterology.
The rich history of UT Health Northeast goes back to World War II. The site where UT Health Northeast stands today was once part of Camp Fannin, an infantry training center which prepared more than 100,000 men a year for combat.
For more information about UT Health Northeast or Camp Fannin, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 903-877-7075.