CTMC Foundation Presents Half $Million Check for Interventional Cardiac Cath Lab
SAN MARCOS, TX – At its April Board Meeting the Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Foundation Board of Directors presented a check to CTMC president and CEO Sam Huenergardt for $573,892 in support of the new Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Lab that will open at the CTMC later this summer.
“Through the years, so many of CTMC’s major advancements have come about through the kindness and generosity of others,” said Huenergardt. “We sincerely appreciate the Foundation’s efforts in harnessing the support of so many of our generous residents and local companies to raise funds for the advancement of our facility.”
The new Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Lab is part of CTMC’s ongoing expansion of its specialty cardiac services. The opening of the new lab will represent completion of the another important step in providing a higher-level of cardiac care locally following the opening of a certified Chest Pain Center in 2011. The hospital is also pursuing certification as a primary stroke center in further effort to meet the higher-level needs of area residents who would otherwise have to travel to Austin or San Antonio to receive the interventional stroke care.
The CTMC Foundation was established in 1982. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 organization whose purpose is to help raise philanthropic funds for improving programs and services at Central Texas Medical Center. Over the last 5 years, the Foundation has raised $2.4 million for advanced medical equipment, building projects, renovations and service enhancement.
For more information about the CTMC Foundation of CTMC services, visit www.ctmc.org or call the Foundation directly at 512-753-3687.
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.
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.