CTMC Partners with Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center
(San Marcos, Texas) – Central Texas Medical Center recently partnered with Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center and will provide Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners for exams when sexual abuse of a child is suspected.
Roxanne’s House is a children’s advocacy center and a program of the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center that has served the community’s children for 21 years. When sexual abuse of a child is suspected in Hays and Caldwell counties, there is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who each work on the investigation and prosecution of the case. These specialized exam nurses from CTMC are an important part of that team and will now provide exams at Roxanne’s House in addition to CTMC. The child and non-offending family members can then receive specialized trauma-focused counseling to reduce the impact of the child abuse. Last year, Roxanne’s House served 399 children.
CTMC President/CEO Anthony Stahl commended the work at Roxanne’s House, “This program does remarkable work for young women and children in our community. The specialized nurses at CTMC are trained with the sensitivity and compassion to help these young women and children at a critical time in their lives.”
Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center (HCWC) Board Chair Laura Dupont added, “Roxanne’s House is a child-friendly facility that reduces the trauma for children who have experienced abuse. This partnership allows these children to have most of the evidence collection done in a place that is best for the child. We are grateful to CTMC for extending this service to the children in our community.”
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 300 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).
With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, Adventist Health System (AHS) is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A Christian mission, shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and commitment to making communities healthier unify the system’s 46 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout nine states.