SAN MARCOS, TX
– The San Marcos Healthy City Task Force
and the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance
recently partnered to develop the unique Fitscription program that promotes wellness and physical activity opportunities using local outdoor green spaces and natural areas. Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is sponsoring the program by providing Fitscription pads to health care providers that can be used to prescribe physical activity to patients.
With the participation of local health care professionals such as doctors, nurses and therapists, community members of all ages and abilities can be given a Fitscription plan that is tailored to their individual abilities. Through Fitscription, providers can specify the type of activity, number of minutes per day and number of days per week the activities should be performed.
Additionally, the Fitscription plan includes a map of the San Marcos parks and natural areas.
Health care professionals who would like to prescribe physical activity to patients with a Fitscription pad are encouraged to call the CTMC Institute for Healthy Living at (512) 753-3818
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.