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Central Texas Medical Center: News

CTMC Women's Center celebrates 1,007 births in 2013, welcomes New Year's Baby
Rose and Justin Latham are the proud parents of Austin James Latham, who was the first baby born in the CTMC Women’s Center in 2014 after closing out 2013 with 1,007 births. 
– For the first time since 2010, the Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Women’s Center delivered more than 1,000 babies in one year, closing out 2013 with 1,007 births.

Alexander Viktor Mora was the 1,000th birth of the year on Dec. 31. Dr. Jennifer Kowalik delivered him at 2:59 a.m., and he weighed 6 lbs., 4 oz. CTMC presented Viktor and his parents, Maria Olivo and Cesar Mora, with a Pack N Play crib to commemorate the milestone birth.

Olivo gave birth to her first child at CTMC almost two years ago and was pleased with the way she was treated by the staff, she said. That experience caused her to return to CTMC for the birth of her second child.

San Marcos’ first baby for 2014, Austin James Latham, was born to Justin and Rose Latham of New Braunfels. He was delivered at the CTMC Women’s Center via cesarean section by Dr. Kowalik on Jan. 1 at 10:06 a.m. and weighed 8 lbs., 12 oz. He was 20 ¼ inches long.

CTMC presented the Latham’s with a Pack N Play crib filled with toys, clothes and other baby accessories, as well as a matching bouncy chair. A gift basket was also presented with items from the following:

• Stitches and Such – Stuffed animal with gift certificate for monogram
• Trends and Traditions – Baby charm
• Tanger Outlets - $50.00 gift certificate and drinking tumblers
• Embassy Suites – Spa gift certificates and complimentary room gift certificate

For more information or to schedule a tour of the CTMC Women’s Center, please call 512-753-3528 or 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