SAN MARCOS, TEXAS
– The CREATION Health Institute at Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) will soon begin its Healthy Living Series, which will include monthly talks on a variety of health topics. The free health talks will be led by physicians, clinicians and wellness experts.
The first interactive lecture will take place on Thursday, August 21 at 10 a.m. in the CTMC Large Community Classroom, located at 1301 Wonder World Drive in San Marcos. The talk will be led by Erik Anderson, MD, a board certified general surgeon with the Live Oak Health Partners physicians group. As the region’s leading da Vinci robotic surgeon, Anderson will discuss minimally invasive robotic surgery with an emphasis on weight loss.
Dr. Anderson graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio and Texas A&M College of Medicine. He completed a general surgical residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He served in the United States Army as General Medical Officer. Dr. Anderson then was in private practice in Colorado Springs and here in Kyle, Texas before joining Live Oak Health Partners in the fall of 2011. He sees patients at the Live Oak Health Partners clinic in Kyle, and performs surgery at CTMC.
Upcoming talks in the Healthy Living Series include:
• September 18, Hearing Loss
Audiologist Jasmine N. Burrington
• October 16, Pain Conditions
Avinash Ramchandani, MD
The Healthy Living Series events will include refreshments and a Q&A session with the health care provider. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by calling the CTMC CREATION Health Institute at (512) 753-3818.
The hospital offers a wealth of educational resources through its CREATION Health Institute, including workshops, healthy cooking classes, healthy activities hosted on campus, support groups and more. Visit ctmc.org
and click on “Classes and Events” to learn more.
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 600 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, 2011, 2012 and 2013, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. 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, 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 more nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.