SAN MARCOS, TX
– The Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Foundation unveiled a new Donor Recognition Wall at the Donor Appreciation Fête on Nov. 15, which is also recognized as National Philanthropy Day. The wall, which runs along the corridor between the hospital’s main lobby and back wing, is a colorful display that recognizes all who have made financial contributions to the hospital through the years.
“There are so many different ways of giving, and yet we all have the same common cause, and that is to extend the healing ministry of Christ here together,” CTMC CEO/President Sam Huenergardt told attendees at the event. “It’s my pleasure to be able to recognize you for your contributions of your time, money and talents.”
Local businessman and philanthropist Brian McCoy, who is the president of McCoy’s Building Supply Company, spoke at the Fête, expressing what giving means to him and his family. He recalled when his parents, Miriam and Emmett, began supporting the Hays Youth Auction when the family moved to San Marcos 40 years ago.
“Philanthropy is taught then caught by others,” McCoy said. “…Our present giving has lasting value into the future.”
McCoy also mentioned that the first memory he has of his parents making a large gift was in 1983 to CTMC when the hospital’s new facility was constructed at its current location on Wonder World Drive. The McCoy family is known in several states for their building supply company, but locally they are also recognized for their philanthropic gifts to the community. Texas State University’s College of Business Administration bears the family’s name, but of all the things that have been named after the McCoy’s, the family agrees that CTMC’s high-resolution simulator mother and baby are the most unique.
The Miriam and Emmett McCoy Foundation made a $100,000 donation to the hospital for the new Women’s Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that opened in 2009, part of which was used to purchase the cutting-edge simulators. The life-like robots are controlled by programming information into a tablet that allows nurses to practice delivering a baby or prepare for high-risk situations. Miriam McCoy and two of her children, Brian McCoy and Brenda McCoy Remme had the opportunity to meet the simulator mother, Miriam, and her child, Emmett, at the Donor Appreciation Fête.
“A hospital of our size wouldn’t normally have this kind of equipment, but the McCoys’ gift made it possible for us to obtain the simulators,” said CTMC Director of Women’s Services Margie Lieck.
According to Lieck, 55 nurses acquired 90 hours of training with “Miriam and Emmett.” Currently, the simulators are used for new employee training and quarterly emergency drills to keep the staff’s skills sharp.
For more information about the CTMC Foundation, or to make a donation, visit www.ctmc.org.
About Central Texas Medical Center Foundation
The Central Texas Medical Center Foundation was established in 1982. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 organization whose purpose is to help raise philanthropic funds for improving programs and services at Central Texas Medical Center.
Central Texas Medical Center Foundation has worked hard to ensure that our hospital has the resources necessary to deliver high quality health care. To date, the Foundation has raised $6.3 million for advanced medical equipment, building projects, renovations and service enhancement.
CTMC is a 178-bed acute-care hospital providing a wide range of complex healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas, and neighboring communities. As part of Adventist Health System, CTMC brings a long tradition of Christian healthcare to San Marcos. Now with 44 hospitals located across the United States, the Adventist Health System is the largest not-for-profit Protestant hospital system in the country.