SAN MARCOS, TX – Greg de la Iglesia, MD, a radiologist on CTMC’s Medical Staff, made appearances on The Decrypters, a four-part series that will conclude today on the National Geographic Channel. The series follows a team of renowned forensic anthropologists who use modern science to solve historical mysteries.
De la Iglesia’s role in the series is to examine radiological images taken from four exhumed bodies in an attempt to reconstruct each person’s life and death. The image review took place at Advanced Imaging of San Marcos, which is co-owned by CTMC and San Marcos Medical Imaging. The final episode, Cowboy Corpse, features a 150-year-old skeleton that was unearthed in a Denver park.
The Decrypters was launced by National Geographic as a spin-off of a series called History Cold Case that gained popularity in the United Kingdom. Texas State University’s 26-acre outdoor human decomposition research laboratory, which is the largest facility of its kind in the world, led National Geographic to San Marcos.
“Texas State is a great asset for our community, so we like to support them,” de la Iglesia said.
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 CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County and received the San Marcos Chamber’s Green Business Award for its innovative, green efforts.
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, AHS has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.