September 13, 2010
The New Face of Care at Central Texas Medical Center
SAN MARCOS, TX – 27 years ago, Hays Memorial built a new facility on Wonder World Drive in San Marcos. One year later the hospital joined the Adventist Health System and the name changed to Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC). That was the first of many exciting changes at CTMC’s Wonder World Drive campus and now, the hospital is currently undergoing a renovation that will give it a brand new look.
A facelift of the hospital’s main first floor corridor is underway. It was put on hold during the hospital’s recent $35 million renovation and expansion. The changes include new porcelain tile flooring, wood columns, sconce lighting and paint. In the coming weeks, resurfacing of the original main structure will begin on the outside.
“We’re remodeling the exterior of the original 1983 structure to better reflect the new, improved attitudes and service delivery that have evolved at CTMC these past few years,” said Clay DeStefano, administrative director for PR/Marketing. “The exterior facelift renovation will compliment the recent 64,000 square foot expansion of our Women’s Center.”
History will be made during the renovation as the Central Texas Medical Center sign which has been a fixture above the hospital for 27 years, comes down. Current CTMC associates who were employed when the hospital opened on September 4, 1983, will participate in a special photo opportunity prior to the removal of the sign. A new sign with a digital marquee will soon be located near the front entrance to the hospital.