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Central Texas Medical Center: News

CTMCandWeight Watchers

CTMC CREATING HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES
WITH WEIGHT LOSS OPPORTUNITY


SAN MARCOS, TX – Dozens of local residents are now living healthier lifestyles thanks to past Weight Watchers sessions offered through Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) Institute for Healthy Living. During the first series, 175 pounds were lost by 25 participants. A new 14-week Weight Watchers series will begin on Tuesday, October 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CTMC Community Classroom. An open house will be held for anyone wanting to know more about the series on Tuesday, October 4 at 12:00 p.m. in the CTMC Community Classroom.

Weight Watchers meetings begin with private weigh-ins that help participants stay on track with their weight loss goal. Each week, leaders discuss a specific topic such as family meal ideas or stress-eating. Members are encouraged to share strategies that have worked for them.

”We have had wonderful success with our Weight Watchers program,” said Jessica Mease, Institute for Healthy Living Operations Coordinator. “Participants are losing weight and keeping the weight off, which leads to a healthier lifestyle.”

The 14-week series is $168 with free e-tools included. For more information about the Weight Watchers program or other Institute for Healthy Living Programs, please visit www.ctmc.org or call 512-753-3818.


About Central Texas Medical Center
CTMC is a 178-bed acute-care hospital providing a wide range of complex healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas, and neighboring communities. CTMC was recognized as the first ever “Green Business of the Year” for 2010 by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and was named “Best Hospital” for Hays County in the “Best of Hays 2010” publication.

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 180 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 100 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital.

Adventist Health System (AHS) is 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.

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