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Central Texas Medical Center: News

CTMC Women's Council to host Cottage Kitchen Luncheon on Jan. 31
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – See a glimpse of small town Americana feeding the souls of its community on Friday, Jan. 31 as the Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Women’s Council hosts the Cottage Kitchen luncheon at the Charles S. Cock House Museum at 400 W. Hopkins Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The $7 lunch will feature lasagna, salad, garlic bread, an assortment of desserts, iced tea and coffee. All proceeds benefit the Heritage Association of San Marcos.

Cottage Kitchen started more than 30 years ago with a group of friends serving their favorite family recipes inside the beautiful and historic, stone house, which is listed on the National Register. Profits from the luncheons are used for the beautification and restoration of the museum, park grounds and river walk.

“Cottage Kitchen provides local businesses and organizations the opportunity to have an active role in preserving the precious heritage of our great city,” said Clay DeStefano, CTMC Administrative Director, PR & Marketing. “For many years, CTMC has been proud to partner in helping to fund the important initiatives of the Heritage Association.

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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