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Central Texas Medical Center: News

Miriam McCoy and family will be honored at 21st annual Stars of Texas Gala
SAN MARCOS, TX – Plans are already underway for the 21st annual Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Stars of Texas Gala. Hays County’s premiere black tie event will take place Oct. 13 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Conference Center in San Marcos. Besides bringing Neal McCoy back to the stage for a second time, this year’s event will honor Miriam McCoy and Family: Kaare & Brenda Remme, Mike & Myra McCoy, Cindy McCoy and Brian and Wetonnah McCoy.

Miriam McCoy’s late husband, Emmett, was a founding member of the CTMC Foundation in 1982. 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.

“The McCoy family has bolstered our community through their charitable spirits and dedication to those in need,” said CTMC Executive Director of the CTMC Foundation Clay DeStefano. “Through the years, they’ve provided ongoing support as well as a couple of larger gifts to the hospital. We are pleased to honor the McCoy family at this special event.”

The Miriam and Emmett McCoy Foundation is recognized as a Visionary Donor on the CTMC Donor Wall, which was unveiled in November 2012. The organization has made sizeable donations to the hospital through the years, including a major gift to CTMC for the new Women’s Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that opened in 2009. The McCoys are also supporters of CTMC’s ramp building mission, which provides wheel chair ramps to community members in need. McCoy Building Supply Company offers special pricing on materials in support of the cause.

Each year, the Stars of Texas Gala supports service and technology expansions that keep CTMC on the leading edge. This year’s proceeds will benefit CTMC’s expanding surgical services. Since implemented one year ago, more than 200 patients have experienced shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times and little scarring because of minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery. Most recently, CTMC’s da Vinci program has expanded to include single-site procedures, which provide virtually scarless outcomes. To date, nine surgeons at CTMC are performing da Vinci procedures with more in the queue for training.

Due to popular demand, country performer Neal McCoy will once again provide entertainment at the Gala. He has sold more than 6 million albums with five no. 1 hits and is the entertainer of choice for many country stars. The Stars of Texas Gala will once again feature gourmet dining, a truly unique silent auction and an opportunity to mix and mingle with nearly 500 of San Marcos’ finest.

In recent years, the Stars of Texas Gala has benefitted CTMC’s expanding cardiac services, a new chest pain center, an expansion of the Women’s Center and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Tickets to the Gala cost $200 and may be purchased by calling 512-753-3687. For information about becoming a sponsor for the event, e-mail

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 organizations 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 $7.5 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 37 hospitals located across the United States, the Adventist Health System is the largest not-for-profit Protestant hospital system in the country.


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