September 12, 2014
Next Healthy Living Series event will touch on hearing loss
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – As part of its Healthy Living Series, Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) CREATION Health Institute will host an interactive lecture on hearing loss on Thursday, Sept. 18. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. in the CTMC Large Community Classroom at 1301 Wonder World Drive in San Marcos. ###
During this lecture, Jasmine Burrington, a clinical doctor of audiology at the Hearing Center at Live Oak Health Partners, will share some professional and personal insights into how to live with and support a loved one with hearing loss.
“Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic health condition for older adults,” Burrington said. “Hearing loss affects not only the individual with the hearing loss, but also every family member and friend around that individual.”
Burrington grew up in Washington state, where she attended Eastern Washington University for her undergraduate degree. She obtained her doctorate in audiology from the University of Washington and completed her audiology residency at Evergreen Speech and Hearing Clinic in Kirkland, WA.
The CTMC CREATION Health Institute launched its Healthy Living Series in September, which includes free, monthly talks on a variety of health topics led by physicians, clinicians and wellness experts.
Upcoming talks in the Healthy Living Series include:
• October 16, Pain Conditions
Avinash Ramchandani, MD
• November 20, Well Woman Exams
Ann Bailey, WHNP
All Healthy Living Series events include refreshments and a Q&A session with the health care provider. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by calling the CTMC CREATION Health Institute at (512) 753-3818.
The hospital offers a wealth of educational resources through its CREATION Health Institute, including workshops, healthy cooking classes, healthy activities hosted on campus, support groups and more. Visit ctmc.org and click on “Classes and Events” to learn more.
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 600 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, 2012 and 2013, 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 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 more nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.