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Central Texas Medical Center: News

24th annual Stars of Texas Gala will benefit CTMC's orthopedic surgery program

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS The Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Foundation will present its 24th annual Stars of Texas Gala on Sunday, October 8 at Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Conference Center in San Marcos. Hays County’s premiere black tie event will feature gourmet dining and a unique mobile silent auction.

Each year, the Stars of Texas Gala supports service and technology expansions that keep CTMC on the leading edge. This year, proceeds will benefit the hospital’s orthopedic surgery program. CTMC is currently working toward becoming a Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery, a prestigious designation that signifies an organization’s focus on improving the safety and quality of orthopedic surgical care.

“At CTMC, it is not only important to us to add new specialty care options but to expand and improve our existing service lines,” said CTMC Chief Nursing Officer Elsie Graves. “We are excited for the future of orthopedic services at CTMC, and proceeds from the gala will be instrumental in helping us achieve this prestigious recognition.”

In addition, this year’s gala will pay a special tribute to CTMC nurses who have devoted 25 years or more of service. The nurses who will be honored are: Janie Aguilar, Sharon Ash, Wendy Brown, Denise Cagle, Bobbie Finn, Cathy Forsell, Sherry McCoy, Patrice Meany, Janie Mott, Dolores Quintanilla, Vera Serrano and Julie Veidt.

This year’s gala will feature entertainment by Herman’s Hermits featuring Peter Noone. The award-winning English rock band has sold more than 60 million records, including seven gold albums. 

Tickets to the Gala cost $200. To purchase tickets, or for sponsorship information, visit The deadline to purchase sponsorships is September 13.

About Central Texas Medical Center Foundation

The Central Texas Medical Center Foundation was established in 1982. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 organization whose purpose is to help raise philanthropic funds for improving programs and services at Central Texas Medical Center.

Central Texas Medical Center Foundation has worked hard to ensure that our hospital has the resources necessary to deliver high quality health care. To date, the Foundation has raised $11 million for advanced medical equipment, building projects, renovations and service enhancement.

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 9 states and employs nearly 80,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 8,200 licensed beds, providing care for more than 5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.



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