Bruce and Gloria Ingram donate $1.1M to Central Texas Medical Center's Heart Center
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS
– Well-known local philanthropists Bruce and Gloria Ingram were honored on June 30 at Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) for a generous $1.1 million donation to the CTMC Foundation. The funds will be applied to the purchase of the hospital’s second interventional cardiac catheterization lab, which will allow more patients to receive life-saving cardiac care close to home. In addition, CTMC established the Ingram Heart Center at CTMC.
“The Ingram’s contribution for a second cath lab will allow a person suffering from a heart attack to receive immediate treatment if another case is taking place at the same time,” said CTMC CEO/President Sam Huenergardt.
Dr. Anthony Cedrone, CTMC’s full-time interventional cardiologist, stated that since the hospital’s first cath lab opened, at least 70 patients have received intervention during a cardiac event without having to travel to surrounding larger cities. In addition, CTMC will add a second full-time interventional cardiologist to its staff later this year.
The Ingrams say they value having a local hospital that is equipped to meet the needs of the community it serves. Mrs. Ingram’s first involvement with the hospital was in 1993 when she served on the hospital’s first gala committee and later transitioned to the CTMC Foundation board. She is the longest-standing member of the board and is a founding member of the CTMC Women’s Council.
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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
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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.