SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Each day, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) units across the country dedicate themselves to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, including paramedic and ambulance services.
This year, May 21-27, marked National EMS Week. The annual observance was authorized by President Gerald Ford in 1973 and is designated to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in the communities they serve.
“At Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), we recognize the essential public function and vital component of medical care that EMS provides,” said CTMC CEO/President Anthony Stahl. “This year, we wanted to do something extra special to recognize them.”
In addition to hand-delivered treats from Stahl, CTMC held a door prize drawing that was open to all area EMS personnel in CTMC’s EMS Lounge. The winners are as follows:
· Rachel Kolls – 48” VIZIO Flat Screen TV
· Joe Jamieson – XBOX
· Josh Jakubec $50 HEB Gift Card
· Nick Hassig - $25 Chick Fil-A Gift Card
· Colby Swearingen - $25 Wash Tub Gift Card
· Sean Vajgrt - $25 Mochas & Javas Gift Card
· Ruiz Terry Roehrman - $25 54th Street Gift Card
“CTMC would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of the EMS men and women who serve in our area,” Emergency Department Director Kristy Ruiz said. “The work they do truly saves lives.”
The 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. For more than 20 consecutive years, CTMC has been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. 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 and Twitter, and 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 80,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.