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Central Texas Medical Center: News


CTMC is celebrating heart health in February 2016
Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is gearing up for its annual heart health celebration. Get involved in several heart healthy events, and learn more at CTMCheart.com.

ALL MONTH
• Take our FREE Online Heart Risk Assessment at CTMCHeart.com.

• Get an informative CT Calcium Score Scan for only $90. The test is a non-invasive way to evaluate plaque in the coronary arteries. Call 512.753.3661 to schedule.

• Send us your selfies! The CTMC Women’s Council challenges you to show your support for cardiovascular wellness! Wear red and snap a selfie, then email it to CTMCMarketing@ahss.org with your name and location included. We’ll share the best ones on our Facebook and Twitter sites throughout the month, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a $25 Academy gift card!

FEBRUARY 3 – FREE GLUCOSE CHECKS
CTMC offers FREE glucose checks and diabetes assessments on the first Wednesday of each month in the CTMC Main Lobby between 9-10 a.m. There is a strong correlation between diabetes and heart disease. Be heart smart. Know your numbers.

FEBRUARY 8 & 10 – FIRST AID & CPR CLASSES
Learn how to save a life. Call 512.753.3818 for more information or to register.

FEBRUARY 9 – HAVE A HEART LUNCHEON
Warm your heart by attending a luncheon that helps neighbors who receive hospice care. $40 donation. Call 512.753.3608 for tickets and more information.

FEBRUARY 10 – FREE COOKING CLASS
Learn about plant-based nutrition for your heart and leave with tasty recipes you can prepare at home. Join CTMC dietitians from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the CTMC Community Classroom. RSVP to 512.753.3818.

FEBRUARY 10 – SOCIAL SPIN DANCE
Are you an active retiree? Grab your friends and get your heart rate up while dancing and socializing at the San Marcos Activity Center from 2-4 p.m. The FREE dance will feature a Valentine’s theme, and guests are encouraged to wear pink and red. Heart-healthy information will be provided.

FEBRUARY 11 - FASHION FROM THE HEART
Embassy Suites - San Marcos presents Fashion from the Heart from 5:30-7:00s p.m. Mingle with friends as you move from station to station enjoying wines with paired appetizers from around the world. The evening will conclude with a Fashion Show from CTMC supporters and donors. New Braunfels native Kayde Campbell Wolf will speak about her heart transplant at the event. Purchase tickets for $25 at CTMCHeart.com. Proceeds benefit the Ingram Heart Center at CTMC.

FEBRUARY 12, 19 & 26 – DISCOUNTED BLOOD SCREENINGS
Get an informative blood screening for only $30. Call 512.753.3818 to sign up for CTMC’s 30th annual HealthCheck health fair and blood screening. The fair takes place Tuesday, April 12. Get more information at CTMCHealthCheck.com.

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About CTMC
The 178-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. In 2015, the hospital was recognized by the independent Leapfrog group as the only recipient of an “A” rating for patient safety in the I-35 corridor. 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, YouTube and Pinterest, 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 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.

Location

Central Texas Medical Center
1301 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 353-8979