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Central Texas Medical Center: News

Artistic children encouraged to submit work to the CREATION Health Calendar art contest
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) invites children ages 2 to 18 to create artwork for a 2015 calendar.

“During summer break, kids have a lot of extra time on their hands, and the CREATION Health Calendar art contest is the perfect opportunity for them to get a shot at becoming a published artist,” said Dalia Hernandez, operations coordinator for the CTMC CREATION Health Institute.

This special keepsake calendar will celebrate healthy living by focusing on the eight CREATION Health principles that help people live life to the fullest. Each letter in CREATION describes one of the eight principles. They are: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook and Nutrition.

Each child who participates in the contest should create an artwork illustrating one of the eight CREATION Health concepts. Entries can be made from any medium, including pastel, oil pastels, pen, pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolor, oils, mixed media and collage.

The deadline for all entries is Friday, September 12. Contestants should drop off their entry forms at the CREATION Health Institute Resource Center located in the CTMC Main Lobby at 1301 Wonder World Drive in San Marcos. A CREATION Health Calendar art contest drop-off box is clearly marked. A representative from the CREATION Health Institute will pick up the artwork if it cannot be delivered. In that case, please call the CTMC CREATION Health Institute at (512) 753-3818.

For more information and a complete list of contest guidelines, please visit and click on the “Kids Calendar Art Contest” icon on the home page.


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 600 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, 2011, 2012 and 2013, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. 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, 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 more 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