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Central Texas Medical Center: News

Dr. Lee Johannsen named Central Texas Medical Center's chief medical officer
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) has named Lee Johannsen, MD the chief medical officer for the 178-bed hospital.

In this role, Dr. Johannsen will serve both the medical staff and hospital to improve the quality of care offered. He will work closely with hospital physicians to ensure that the highest standards of practice are maintained and will also provide oversight for clinical performance and quality outcomes. As CMO, he will serve as a liaison between the medical staff and hospital leadership team to achieve the best care for patients.

“When we created this position, Dr. Johannsen stood out as a phenomenal candidate,” shared CTMC Chief Executive Officer Sam Huenergardt. “His leadership skills and ability to analyze complex problems made him a logical choice for CMO. He is a great communicator who can help us further develop the culture we are building here at CTMC.”

Dr. Johannsen has served as an emergency medicine physician at CTMC since 2009 and has worked in many leadership roles on the medical staff, including chief of staff in 2012 and medical director of the Emergency Department for six years.

Dr. Johannsen noted, “I appreciate the support and opportunity to function in this capacity. We have a wonderful group of people here at CTMC that includes ancillary services, nurses, healthcare providers and administrative leaders. Attempting to communicate and integrate the necessary objectives of all parties in order to be successful in today’s healthcare environment, I look forward to advancing our goals in expanding our services and providing exceptional patient care.”

Dr. Johannsen was raised in a farming family in Iowa before earning his undergraduate degree from Drake University. He completed medical school at the University of Iowa and performed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Florida. His previous emergency medicine experience includes work in the U.S. Army, El Paso and Austin. He and his wife Gianna have 2 sons. They enjoy ranching, camping, hunting and following University of Iowa athletics.

About CTMC
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, Twitter,  YouTube and Pinterest, and visit our website at

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.


Central Texas Medical Center
1301 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666