SAN MARCOS, TX
– Inclement weather didn’t stop employees and friends of Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) from gathering in the CTMC Main Lobby on Feb. 7 to participate in National Go Red For Women Day by wearing red clothing and posing for a photo while standing together in the shape of a heart. The annual observance is an outreach of the American Heart Association (AHA) that raises awareness for heart disease in women.
According to the AHA, heart disease kills one in three women, which is more than all types of cancers combined. CTMC’s special “Go Red” photo was one of many events included in the hospital’s month-long heart health celebration in February.
Remaining events include:
2nd Annual ‘Gear Up’ 10 Mile Run
Join the San Marcos Manufacturing Association and CTMC at Tanger Outlet Center for a 7 a.m. start. Register through www.athleteguild.com. This heart-healthy activity supports local scholarships.
Feb. 10 & 12
HeartSaver First Aid and CPR Class
Learn how to save a life. Call (512) 753-3818 for more information or to register.
CTMC Senior Dance
You and your best friends can get your heart rate up while dancing and socializing. The FREE dance is held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center and offers a great way to exercise and make new friends. Heart-healthy information will also be provided.
‘Fashion from the Heart’ Luncheon
Enjoy a delicious, heart-healthy lunch and a professional fashion show featuring local, prominent women and Texas State’s Fashion Nation along with an update on women’s heart disease provided by Faisal Syed, MD, Austin Heart cardiologist. The event will take place from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. at Embassy Suites – San Marcos. Tickets are only $25. Call (512) 805-5321. Proceeds benefit CTMC’s Cardiac services.
For more information about any of these activities, please call the CTMC CREATION Health Institute at (512) 753-3818 or visit us online at www.ctmc.org
. To learn more about CTMC’s expansion of cardiac care, get a sneak peek at the spring issue of Hill Country Health magazine at www.ctmc.org/news
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, 2011 and 2012, 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 has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider in the nation. Today, Adventist Health System supports 44 campuses and employs 79,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.