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Central Texas Medical Center: News

Elsie Graves named chief nursing officer at Central Texas Medical Center
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Elsie Graves has been named Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Patient Care for Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) in San Marcos, Texas, effective April 4, 2016. She currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-Westover Hills in San Antonio. In her new position, Graves will be responsible for all clinical operations at the 170-bed hospital.

“Central Texas Medical Center is a first-rate facility and has been recognized by outside organizations as a health care leader in our region,” said Anthony Stahl, Chief Executive Officer at CTMC. “I am thrilled to have a leader of Elsie’s caliber join our team and help chart the way forward to even greater heights for our hospital and communities we serve.” 

Graves began her health care management career in the US Army and spent 20 years in active duty service. After retiring in 2002, she joined National Surgical Hospitals and the South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital, a division of National Surgical Hospitals, Inc., where she served in various roles including clinical support services manager. She joined CHRISTUS Health in 2008 and helped open the Westover Hills Hospital on the Northwest side of San Antonio. She was promoted to Chief Nursing Officer in 2010 and helped achieve various accolades for the facility including the Texas Medical Foundation Quality Award-Silver Level, Chest Pain Accreditation with PCI, Level IV trauma designation and AACN Beacon Award-Silver Level.

In addition to her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Graves holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. She is a Board Certified Nurse Executive-Advanced Level and a member of various nursing organizations. Outside of work, her hobbies include playing softball, live theater, cooking and traveling. She has two adult children, Justin and Jenai. 

About CTMC
The 178-bed hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 600 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For four consecutive years, CTMC has been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, home health care, hospice, women’s services and more. For more information, follow CTMC on Facebook, Twitter,  YouTube and Pinterest, and visit our website at

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 is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Today, Adventist Health System supports 45 campuses in 10 states and employs nearly 70,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.


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