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Central Texas Medical Center: News

Anthony Stahl named CEO of Central Texas Medical Center
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA – Anthony Stahl, Ph.D., has been named chief executive officer for Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) in San Marcos, Texas, effective October 5, 2015. He currently serves as administrator for Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center-Lake Placid and vice president for the Florida Hospital Heartland Sebring and Wauchula campuses. All hospitals are part of Adventist Health System based in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

“I believe that it is a sacred calling to lead as a hospital CEO,” said Don Jernigan, President/CEO of Adventist Health System. “We are blessed to have Anthony answer that call, and we have confidence in his focus on our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ to those we serve and especially in the San Marcos community.”

Stahl began his health care management career in 2006 as HR and Marketing Director at Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital in California. He joined Adventist Health System’s Florida Hospital Heartland Division in 2010 as executive director of HR and organizational development and was promoted to vice president of support and ancillary services in 2011 before taking his current role in 2012.

“I am looking forward to working with Anthony,” said Ken Finch, CEO of Adventist Health System’s Southwest Region and Board Chairman for CTMC. “His deep experience in leading employees, implementing effective quality and safety initiatives, and growing clinical services are all reasons why he is the perfect fit for CTMC.”

During Stahl’s tenure, he provided oversight for many accomplishments at Florida Hospital Heartland – Lake Placid, including the development of a new surgery service line, earning recognition as the top performing emergency department within Adventist Health System and producing employee initiatives for his direct reporting teams resulting in world class Gallup engagement scores.

Prior to joining health care, Stahl served in various roles, including executive director and bureau chief for Adventist Disaster Relief Agency (ADRA) in Maryland, Nicaragua and Peru. He holds a doctorate in leadership, a Master of Science in administration from Andrews University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Walla Walla College. Stahl is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, as well as a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration. His hobbies include playing basketball and racquetball and traveling with his wife of 21 years, Karina, and their two teenage sons.

Stahl replaces Sam Huenergardt, who assumed the CEO role of Adventist Health System’s Parker Adventist Hospital in July. Jim Boyle, who has been serving as interim CEO, will return to focusing on his health care management consulting services.


About Adventist Health System
Adventist Health System is a faith-based health care organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System’s nearly 74,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every patient.

With 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,100 licensed beds in ten states, Adventist Health System facilities incorporate the latest technological advancements and clinical research to serve more than 4.5 million patients annually. The full continuum of integrated care also includes urgent care centers, home health and hospice agencies, and skilled nursing facilities.

Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of Extending the Health Ministry of Christ.

About Central Texas Medical Center
The 178-bed hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 600 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For four consecutive years, CTMC has been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, home health care, hospice, women’s services and more. For more information, follow CTMC on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube, and visit our website at

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 10 states and employs nearly 70,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.


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