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Central Texas Medical Center: News

Huenergardt to transfer to Parker Adventist Hospital
Sam HuenergardtAltamonte Springs, FL – Sam Huenergardt, president and chief executive officer of Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), an Adventist Health System facility, will transfer to serve as president/CEO for Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, Colorado effective July 27, 2015. This hospital is also a member of Adventist Health System through the Centura Health organization.

"Sam has had much success at CTMC for the past five years leading out in initiatives to advance robotic services and interventional cardiology, while also significantly improving quality and patient experience," said Ken Finch, president and CEO of the Adventist Health System Southwest Region and Board Chairman at CTMC. “While change is always difficult, I know that the team at CTMC is strong and will continue to serve the community of San Marcos by living our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.”

Prior to assuming his role in Texas, Huenergardt served as the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of Gordon Hospital (an Adventist Health System facility) in Calhoun, Georgia from 2005 to 2010.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Baker University in Overland Park, Kansas. Huenergardt's career has been rich within Adventist Health System,and this move allows him and his wife to be closer to their extended families.

Finch will be leading out in the candidate search for Huenergardt's replacement and will be naming an interim CEO in a few weeks so that work can begin to overlap in order to secure a seamless transition.


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 interventional cardiology 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.

About Adventist Health System
Adventist Health System is a faith-based health care organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System’s nearly 74,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every patient.

With 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,100 licensed beds in ten states, Adventist Health System facilities incorporate the latest technological advancements and clinical research to serve more than 4.5 million patients annually. The full continuum of integrated care also includes urgent care centers, home health and hospice agencies, and skilled nursing facilities.

Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of Extending the Health Ministry of Christ.


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