SAN MARCOS, TX
– More than 50 people, including community leaders, local government officials and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and the local medical community, gathered for the an official groundbreaking event on Nov. 8 for the Wimberley Medical Plaza, a new medical office development with two buildings totaling 25,400 square feet that is slated to begin initial operations in summer of 2013.
|Pictured left to right: Wimberely Mecical Plaza developer Robert Mc Donald; Wimberley Chamber Board Chair, Linda Germain; Dr. Eric Price, LOHP; Dr. Lenore DePagetr, LOHP; Judge Andrew Cable; Mayor Bob Flocke; Dr. Stuart Shapiro, LOHP; CTMC CEO Sam Huenergardt; and Wimberley EMS Director Ken Strange
The new medical facilities will be located at the corner of Old Kyle Road and FM 3237 in Wimberley. Once complete, the Wimberley Medical Plaza will serve the health care needs of the growing Wimberley Valley communities through one convenient location. Live Oak Health Partners (LOHP), a primary and specialty care physicians group of Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), will anchor the first of the two buildings along with CTMC lab and x-ray services. Dr. Eric Price, a primary care physician with Live Oak, will relocate his existing Wimberley-based practice to the new location and several additional LOHP specialists will rotate through additional offices in the Plaza to bring more specialty care directly to the community as well.
“This is such a wonderful day for the residents of and visitors to the Wimberley Valle y,” said Linda Germain, chair of the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce board. “Our community and Chamber have enjoyed the support of CTMC and Live Oak Health Partners for a number of years. We are delighted to be welcoming a much larger presence and look forward to watching the Plaza develop and help draw other much needed medical providers to serve our community,” she added.
CTMC CEO Sam Huenergardt was among the guest speakers at the brief event who praised developer Robert McDonald and the City of Wimberley for working so well together to create a beautiful set of buildings that will sit within a wooded setting to maintain the beauty and unique nature of the Wimberley Community. Among the unique features are stone and rough-hewn wooden facades, metal roofs and a rainwater reclamation system that will be incorporated into the Plaza’s main sign.
For more information about CTMC or Live Oak Health Partners services, please visit ctmc.org. For more information about leasing at the new Wimberley Medial Plaza, please call 512-302-4500
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 and again in 2011, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. In addition, CTMC added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011. 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, 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.