SAN MARCOS, TEXAS
– A 20-member team of volunteers and medical professionals from Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) recently traveled to Honduras to provide medical services to those in need. The team saw 1,068 patients in 7 days, providing medical treatment, screenings, eyeglasses, medications, toothbrushes and an abundance of love and compassion to the Pena Blanca region.
During their time in Central America, the CTMC team traveled to areas where people can not normally access medical services.
Carroll Wilson, a volunteer on the trip, recalls welcoming patients to the clinic. “Shortly after that first patient enters, others gather at the door, and soon the scene is of total chaos. I loved expecting that and then becoming immersed in it,” he said
Since 2007, CTMC has sponsored 13 medical mission trips to Honduras, providing thousands of people with needed medical care.
“Extending Christ’s healing ministry in another part of the world is an important way that CTMC fulfills its mission,” said CTMC CEO Anthony Stahl, who attended the most recent trip. “Giving freely to those who had nothing to pay us with was a truly rewarding and blessed experience.”
Those who volunteered on the trip were: Matthew Allen; Maureen Burke; Risa Curtis, DO; Stephen Floyd; Daniel Guerrero; Sue Ann Harrison, MD; Cat Hawkins; Glen Hawkins; Michelle Marlow; Peggy McLamore; Martha Moore; Susan Nash; Ben Nelson; Eva Orgega; Candice Richardson; Stephen Richardson, MD; Nicole Riojas, DO; Anthony Stahl; and Carrol Wilson.Photo cutlines:
Anthony and boy: CTMC CEO Anthony Stahl greets a young boy in Honduras while on a medical mission trip.
Team CTMC: A team of 20 medical providers and volunteers from CTMC traveled to Central America and provided medical services to 1,068 patients.
The 170-bed hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, 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. CTMC has been recognized with an “A” safety score by the independent Leapfrog Group in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, home health care, hospice, women’s services and more. For more information, follow CTMC on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and on YouTube. Visit our website at ctmc.org.
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, Adventist Health System is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Today, Adventist Health System supports 45 campuses in 10 states and employs nearly 70,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.