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Central Texas Medical Center: News

CTMC receives recognition from State of Texas
SAN MARCOS, TX – The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Vital Statistics Unit recently recognized CTMC for meeting the 5-star Criteria for Hospitals, Birthing Centers and Midwives. The 5-Star recognition is based on timeliness, training, partners, accuracy, statistics and certification
of required birth registry functions.

Special appreciation goes to CTMC’s birth registrars, Rose Garcia and Sandra Hightshoe, for their critical role in making the accomplishment happen.

CTMC also received an exemplary award from the Attorney General of Texas for obtaining an average
quality control score of 100 for the 2013 federal fiscal year. Additionally, ImmTrac, the Texas Immunization Registry, gave CTMC the 2013 Award for Excellence for submitting all required documentation.

To read more about CTMC’s awards and recognitions, visit


About CTMC
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.


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