SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Since signed into law in 1952, Americans across the country have celebrated the National Day of Prayer, which encourages people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It is observed annually on the first Thursday in May.
This year, Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) will host a National Day of Prayer breakfast on Thursday, May 4 at the San Marcos Activity Center, located at 501 E. Hopkins St. The doors will open at 7:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 8:00 a.m.
“We are blessed to live in a country where we can gather together and pray,” CTMC President and CEO Anthony Stahl said. “The event is true to who we are, as it fits our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.”
In addition to prayers focused on church, family, government, education, military and business, guest speakers at the event will include:
· San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides
· Bert Cobb, MD, Hays County Judge
· Sue Ann Harrison, MD, Corridor Pediatrics
If you plan to attend the prayer breakfast on May 4, please RSVP to Inge Bakker with Central Texas Medical Center by calling (512) 753-3818 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 28.
The 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 and Pinterest, and visit our website at ctmc.org.
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.