October 31, 2014
CTMC to present annual Veterans Day ceremony
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Please join Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 8:30 a.m. to recognize National Veterans Day. The annual ceremony will take place in front of the hospital’s main campus at 1301 Wonder Word Drive in San Marcos. ###
The event will honor local veterans with a color guard ceremony provided by San Marcos High School’s Air Force JROTC. Music will be provided by The Kyle Sisters, and light refreshments will be served. The event is free, and everyone in the community is invited to attend.
For more information, please call Lisa Adams, CTMC Community Relations Coordinator, at (512) 753-3608.
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 600 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, 2012 and 2013, 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.