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Central Texas Medical Center: News

Central Texas Medical Center and Sound Physicians enter into an agreement to provide hospitalist services

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS —Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) today announced that the hospital has partnered with a new hospitalist group, Sound Physicians, to provide in-hospital care for the thousands of patients the hospital admits each year. Sound Physicians is a leading national physician founded and led organization focused on improving quality throughout the acute episode of care. The group will provide around-the-clock service and are specially trained to care for patients during hospital stays.

Dr. Michael Statton will serve as Co-Chief of the group alongside Co-Chief Dr. Mark “Andy” McElhannon, and will assume his duties at the San Marcos-based hospital on September 8. He will be joined by five additional physicians at the onset of the program with the intent of adding additional doctors as the hospital census dictates.

“During a hospital stay, a patient can have complex medical issues that should be managed with careful attention,” said Anthony Stahl, PhD., president and CEO at CTMC. “A Hospitalist devotes all of their effort to the care of the patient while in the hospital and can coordinate all of the different elements they might require. I’m very pleased that our patients will be receiving the highest quality of care with the Sound Physician group.”

“Partnering with CTMC is a great fit for Sound Physicians,” said Robert Bessler, M.D., chief executive officer for Sound Physicians. “Both organizations focus on providing the highest quality care for our patients. We’re confident that our experience and expertise will drive outstanding results and outcomes.”

In addition to providing outstanding care while in the hospital, Sound Physicians will also communicate with the patient’s family doctor so that all of their information, diagnoses, care plans, medications and follow-up instructions are available after discharge.

About CTMC
The 170-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 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. CTMC has been recognized with an “A” safety score by the independent Leapfrog Group in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. 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 on YouTube. 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.

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 more than 78,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every patient.

With 46 hospital campuses and more than 8,300 licensed beds in ten states, Adventist Health System facilities incorporate the latest technological advancements and clinical research to serve more than 4.7 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 Healing Ministry of Christ.

About Sound Physicians

Founded in 2001, Sound Physicians is a leading healthcare organization with a proven track record of improving quality, satisfaction and financial performance for hospitals and post-acute facilities nationwide. Our patient-centered approach, web-based workflow platform, experienced leadership team and more than 2,000 hospitalist, intensivist, emergency medicine and transitional care providers drive breakthrough results throughout the acute episode of care for nearly 300 hospitals and post-acute facilities in 33 states across the nation.




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