Have A Heart for Hospice annual luncheon will help fund CTMC's upcoming Inpatient Hospice Unit
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS
– Tickets are now on sale for the Have A Heart for Hospice Luncheon. The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, located at 501 E. Hopkins St. Tickets cost $40, and proceeds will benefit the new CTMC Inpatient Hospice Unit and other hospice activities.
The Inpatient Hospice Unit is currently in development on the second floor of CTMC’s Women’s Center wing. It is being created to provide a compassionate, homelike setting for hospice patients who need hospitalization during their treatment or as an alternative to dying at home.
Features will include private, homelike rooms, 24-7 access for loved ones, a family counseling room and a communal living room where family can gather and seek respite. Additional amenities for families include reserved parking, a private entrance and 24-7 access to the hospital’s chapel, gardens and more.
The CTMC Inpatient Hospice Unit will be the first in San Marcos and will also provide private-pay residential care services.
Entertainment at the event will be provided by Texas State University’s VocaLibre, a group of singers who share vocal music from classic choral to popular covers. There will also be a drawing for door prizes.
The lunch menu will include chicken with lemon sauce, toscana rice, asparagus, bread, salad and cupcakes for dessert. Purchase tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (512) 754-6159.
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, 2011 and 2012, 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 has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider in the nation. Today, Adventist Health System supports 44 campuses and employs 79,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.