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Central Texas Medical Center: News

Central Texas Medical Center Inpatient Hospice Unit named after receiving a $300K donation
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Douglas E. Holcomb was a patient in Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) Inpatient Hospice Unit, and, after losing his battle with a brain tumor, his family wanted his legacy to be remembered in a special way.

Pat and Jane Durbin, Holcomb’s sister and brother-in law, donated $300,000 to the CTMC Inpatient Hospice Unit, which is now named the Douglas E. Holcomb Inpatient Hospice Unit at CTMC.

"We are pleased and honored that the family would choose to support our efforts to provide a comfortable and peaceful place for someone dealing with the end of life,” CTMC CEO/President Sam Huenergardt.

CTMC’s Inpatient Hospice Unit opened in November 2014 and provides short-term care of terminally ill patients. The staff helps to manage pain or other symptoms that cannot be provided in another setting. The unit also provides transitional care from facility to home and respite care for families that need temporary relief.

The mission of the Holcomb Inpatient Hospice Unit is to offer a full continuum of specialized hospice care while keeping the patient as comfortable as possible. The unit includes two private rooms that provide a peaceful, home-like environment for patients and their families.

For more information about the Holcomb Inpatient Hospice Unit or CTMC Hospice Care services, please visit or call 512-754-6159.

About CTMC
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,  YouTube and Pinterest, 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