September 01, 2011
Cardiac Physician Team to be Honored During CTMC Annual Stars of Texas Gala
SAN MARCOS, TX – In the time it takes to read this article, at least two Americans will have a heart attack. The risk of developing heart disease can be reduced and that is why Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is expanding its commitment to heart care by honoring it’s team of cardiac physicians during the CTMC Foundation’s 19th annual Stars of Texas Gala slated to take place on Sunday, Oct. 9. This year’s Gala proceeds will benefit CTMC’s expanding specialty cardiac services.
CTMC received an important accreditation as a certified chest pain center this week from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) that enhances the hospital’s ability to receive and treat patients suffering from chest pain and/or a possible heart attack through a collaborative effort between the hospital, first responders and cardiac specialists. The accreditation is an important step in CTMC’s ongoing efforts to expand and enhance its cardiac services. Last year’s Gala proceeds benefitted the chest pain center.
”Knowing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack can be the key to surviving,” said Clay DeStefano, Executive Director of the CTMC Foundation. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to honor those who have dedicated their lives to cardiac care.”
Three CTMC cardiologists with Austin Heart will be recognized during the annual Stars of Texas Gala. They are Boguslaw Godlewski, MD; Steven Minor, MD; and Faisal Syed, MD. All three physicians are located in Austin Heart’s San Marcos office on Wonder World Drive, across from CTMC.
The annual Stars of Texas Gala will be held in San Marcos at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Conference Center. Seven-time Grammy award winner Ronnie Milsap will be the featured entertainer performing hit songs such as “Smokey Mountain Rain”, “Stranger in My House” and “There’s no Getting Over Me.” Milsap has 40 #1 hits, more than 35 million records sold, four Academy of Country Music awards and eight Country Music Association awards.
Because of Milsap’s popularity, this local, favorite black tie soiree is expected to sell out quickly. This year’s event will once again feature a gourmet meal and a silent auction with one of a kind items. Individual tickets are $200 a person. Local businesses such as Century Link, McCoy’s Building Supply, Cavender’s Boot City, Grande Communications and San Marcos Vista Partners – Robert and Debbie McDonald, are just a few of the companies joining in the effort to expand cardiac services through generous Stars of Texas Gala sponsorships. Additional sponsorships remain available.
For more information about purchasing individual tickets, tables or sponsorship opportunities, please call the CTMC Foundation office directly at 512-753-3687, visit www.ctmc.org or follow us on our Stars of Texas Gala Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ctmcstarsoftexasgala.