March 26, 2013
One more chance to attend HealthCheck pre-event blood draw
SAN MARCOS, TX – There is still one last chance to participate in a pre-event blood draw for HealthCheck, Hays County’s largest health screening and fair. The draw will take place on March 29 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Community Classroom. CTMC Diabetes Educator Mario Torres will provide free glucose checks, diabetes risk assessments and diabetic counseling at the draw. To register for the final pre-event blood draw, call CTMC’s Institute for Healthy Living at (512) 753-3818. ###
Participants who have their blood drawn prior to the event can pick up their results at the HealthCheck event on Thursday, April 18 at Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Conference Center from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who do not have their blood drawn prior to HealthCheck may still have it done at the event on April 18; however, they will not be able to review their results with a clinician at HealthCheck. Their results will be delivered by mail.
Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) HealthCheck event provides $500 of important health screenings for a low $45 fee. The basic HealthCheck screening panel includes:
• Complete Metabolic Panel (screening for glucose, renal and liver disorders)
• Lipid Panel (cholesterol with HDL/LDL breakdown and triglycerides)
• Complete Blood Cell Count (white blood cell, hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets)
For more information about additional screenings and to view a list of exhibitors who will be present at HealthCheck, visit www.ctmc.org.
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 and again in 2011, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. In addition, CTMC added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011. 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, 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.