Join CTMC Hospice Care for free 'Dinner and Grief: Life After Loss' support group program
SAN MARCOS, TX
– To many, a new year symbolizes a new beginning. This can be difficult, especially for those who have suffered a loss. The Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Family Grief Center invites the community to participate in its free “Dinner and Grief: Life After Loss” support group program.
Life After Loss is a program designed by the American Cancer Society to help bereaved people better understand the process of their grief and how to live through it in a healing way. It also provides a place for anyone who has lost a loved one or dear friend to share their experiences and to support one another during this trying time. Survivors of non-cancer deaths are also welcome to attend.
Dinner is offered as part of the process to recognize the empty chair. There is no cost to the participant.
The support group will meet on Monday nights for five weeks from Jan. 20-Feb. 17 at the CTMC Family Grief Center, located at 1313 IH-35 North in San Marcos. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. A combination of teaching, discussion and learning activities are used in the groups.
To register for a group, please contact Abel Rodriguez, LMSW, LCDC, at (512) 754-0322 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.