SAN MARCOS, TX
– The Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Auxiliary held its annual Christmas celebration on Dec. 10. At the event, the Auxiliary presented a check to the hospital for $3,000 that will go toward new stretchers for the hospital’s Emergency Department.
Besides serving CTMC with their time, Auxiliary members hold fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for important equipment upgrades. Last year, donations from the Auxiliary helped purchase a new ergonomically friendly microscope for the CTMC Laboratory.
Additional CTMC Auxiliary donations in 2013 include:
• $1,000 to the CTMC Stars of Texas Gala
• $800 to CTMC’s Honduras mission
• $37.50 for helium balloons donated to Medical Records Week, Physician Staff recognition, and Doctor’s Day
• $146.85 for stuffed bears and bubble gum purchased to be given as needed for the hospital
• $614.17 donation to the Stars of Texas Gala silent auction
• 108 lbs. of food to the Hays County Food Bank
The Christmas party also served as a time for the Auxiliary to induct its new officers. In 2014, the officers will be:
• Warren Propst – President
• Bob Gardner – President Elect
• Aleene Howser – Recording Secretary
• Audrey Beaty – Corresponding Secretary
If you would like more information about volunteering at CTMC, please call Volunteer Coordinator Belinda Gardner at (512) 753-3685. ###
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was 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.
In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.
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 has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider in the nation. Today, Adventist Health System supports 44 campuses and employs 79,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.