FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Feb. 1, 2012 Clay DeStefano: 512-753-3603
FREE HEART ATTACK AWARENESS, FALL PREVENTION
PROGRAMS OFFERED AT CTMC
SAN MARCOS, TX – Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) Institute for Healthy Living (IFHL) is presenting two new offerings for aging individuals aimed at improving their awareness and prevention of heart attacks and accidental falls. Stand Strong for Life, a free fall prevention seminar, and Act in Time, a free heart attack awareness and prevention program, will be offered on Feb. 2 and 9 respectively.
Both programs are free and open to any interested party. The Stand Strong class will be held from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the CTMC Community Classroom and Act In Time will be offered from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the same room the following week.
CTMC’s Institute for Healthy Living was created in 2010 to oversee the hospital’s annual HealthCheck Screening and Health Fair as well as ongoing community education classes and programs. HealthCheck 2012 is off and running with pre-registration and blood draws already taking place. At 26, the event is Hays County’s oldest and largest screening and health fair and it just keeps getting better with age. The 2012 event, which has been enhanced in a number of ways, will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (a new shorter time) at the Embassy Suites, San Marcos.
For more information or to register for any of these events , please call 512-753-3818 or stop by the Institute for Healthy Living resource desk in the main lobby of 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 CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County and received the San Marcos Chamber’s Green Business Award for its innovative, green efforts.
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, AHS has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.