SAN MARCOS, TX – CTMC Hospice Care will hold its 11th annual 9/11 Memorial Luncheon on Thursday, September 6 at the San Marcos Activity Center, located at 501 E. Hopkins Street. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., and the program will begin at 11:30 a.m.
This year’s event will recognize local first responders. A variety of guest speakers will be present to address the crowd, including San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero, San Marcos Chief of Police Howard Williams, San Marcos Chief of Fire Les Stephens and State Representative Jason Isaac.
Lunch will be catered by Werner’s Catering and is available for a $10 donation. The meal will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn, salad and dessert. Open seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. A table sponsorship is available for $150 and includes a reserved table for 8 guests and special recognition at that table. An RSVP is requested for those who would like to eat. Donations will benefit CTMC Family Grief Center. Please RSVP by calling Lisa Adams, Public Relations Coordinator, at (512) 754-6159 or email Lisa.Adams@ahss.org.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010 and again in 2011, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. In addition, CTMC added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, AHS has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.