SAN MARCOS, TX – The Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Women’s Center celebrated its 100th delivery for the month of Sept. on Friday when Macy Adelle Adam was born to Michelle and Jason Adam. The couple resides in New Braunfels and said they were pleased with their birthing experience at the Women’s Center.
As a gesture to mark the milestone birth, CTMC presented Mr. and Mrs. Adam with a gift basket containing clothes, hats, blankets, toys and other accessories for their infant, as well as a few goodies for mom. More births took place over the weekend, bringing the total number of babies delivered in Sept. to 109, including three sets of twins.
“This month has been the busiest month since the record set in Sept. 2010 when we delivered 110 babies,” said CTMC Director of Women’s Services Margie Lieck. “I think parents choose to deliver here because of the quality of care that they get from the physicians. I think the word of mouth has spread about the new Women’s Center and the unique services we offer.”
In late 2009, CTMC completed a $35 million expansion and renovation on the 64,000 square-foot Women’s Center that includes all private rooms, a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a new cardiac inpatient nursing unit with all private rooms. It also includes an on-site, high-risk delivery suite and a customized cesarean section suite. CTMC is the only hospital along the IH-35 corridor to offer the option of a laboring tub to mothers.
As part of CTMC’s ongoing breastfeeding initiatives, the hospital received state designation as a Mother-Friendly Worksite this year. They were also designated as a Texas Ten Step Program facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services, which encourages breastfeeding as the preferred method of feeding for newborns and infants. Currently, CTMC maintains an 80 percent in-hospital breastfeeding rate.
For more information about the CTMC Women’s Center, visit ctmc.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 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.