CTMC to open Senior Care Unit with ribbon cutting on Feb. 26
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), in conjunction with the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Senior Care Unit on February 26 at 10:30 a.m.
The new unit is the first of its kind in Hays County. It was designed by geriatric experts to assist older adults who are experiencing mental, emotional or behavioral challenges along with chronic medical conditions. Licensed psychiatrists, geriatricians and medical doctors are available 24/7 for patients in the program. As a hospital-based unit, the unit will be able to accept patients who have a psychiatric diagnosis along with a chronic medical condition.
“Incorporating the new Senior Care Unit demonstrates CTMC’s dedication to expanding the continuum of care for senior citizens,” said CTMC CEO/President Sam Huenergardt. “We are pleased to be able to care for seniors in our community who need such services.”
An average stay for a patient on the Senior Care Unit is 14 days that provide a focus on restoring optimal function through diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and medical conditions.
“We are guided by compassion, integrity and quality, and we understand that seeking help is not an easy decision,” said LeAn Corbett, CTMC Senior Care Unit director. “Our trained professionals are dedicated to maintaining every patient’s self-respect and dignity throughout all phases of treatment.”
Patient and family education are included in the services, and families have access to the CTMC cafeteria, coffee shop, chapel and gardens while visiting loved ones.
For more information about the new service line and how to refer, please visit http://www.ctmc.org/care-services/senior-care-unit. A list of signs and symptoms that may indicate a need for treatment is included on the web page.
The 178-bed 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 600 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For four 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
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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 nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.