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Central Texas Medical Center: News

Annual interdenominational Thanksgiving service set for Nov. 18
SAN MARCOS, TX – The annual San Marcos Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at the PromiseLand Church, located at 1650 Lime Kiln Road in San Marcos. The community is encouraged to come together to share in thanksgiving and praise.

This year’s speakers are Tim Darnell of Hill Country Church; San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero; Robin Steele, pastor of PromiseLand Church; and Paul Bunton, pastor of Abundant Life Church. Sonshine Seablom will perform a musical prelude to the worship service that will include a variety of Thanksgiving music.

“We recognize that Thanksgiving is not only a time to be thankful for our blessings, but also a time to care for those who have encountered more challenges than most,” said Sam Huenergardt, CTMC President and CEO. “Every year we look forward to the Thanksgiving Service as a great opportunity to extend the healing ministry of Christ throughout our community.”

Beginning in the early 1980s, this interdenominational service has been arranged by the San Marcos Ministerial Association. Since 1990, Central Texas Medical Center has co-sponsored the event.

This year, the service will feature an offering that will be entrusted to the local Salvation Army to meet various needs of families and individuals in the community. The Ministerial Association has chosen the Salvation Army to manage these funds because of its experience in efficiently and effectively providing assistance to those in need.

For more information about the service, please call CTMC Chaplain Merlin Starr at (512) 753-3653. To learn more about CTMC’s other mission outreach efforts, visit

About CTMC
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.


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