SAN MARCOS, TEXAS
– For four years in a row, Hays County residents made their choice clear where they receive the very best in health care. Every year since 2010, Central Texas Medical Center has been named “Best Hospital” in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record.
The annual competition survey asks voters to nominate the best business in Hays County for each category on a blank ballot. To qualify for the honor, businesses must be located in Hays County. From Kyle to Wimberley to San Marcos, out of all votes cast, CTMC earned the most votes for the “Best Hospital” category.
Additionally, Dr. Greg Moore, a physician on CTMC’s medical staff, was voted best physician, and CTMC Employee Velinda Pope was voted the best massage therapist runner up.
“CTMC has been committed to growing and improving services for the past several years, and 2013 was an exceptional year for us and our patients,” said CTMC CEO/President Sam Huenergardt. “In addition to exceeding 500 da Vinci robotic surgical cases, we also introduced our cardiac rehabilitation program, received advanced certification for Primary Stroke Center, extended more primary care services at the Hays County Personal Health Department, expanded Live Oak Health Partners – CTMC’s multi-specialty physician group — and so much more.”
In addition to quality patient care, CTMC is dedicated to community service. CTMC Hospice Care was presented with the Kyle Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Organization of the Year Award at the Chamber’s annual gala in February.
According to the Kyle Chamber, the annual honor recognizes a Kyle Chamber member organization that demonstrates exceptional commitment and involvement in Chamber events and programs throughout the year while exhibiting the highest levels of honesty and integrity in all of its community activities.
CTMC serves the Kyle community and has a presence in the city at its Live Oak Health Partners Kyle Clinic.
To learn more about CTMC’s achievements or services, visit the hospital online at ctmc.org
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 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.