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Central Texas Medical Center: News

San Marcos hospital exceeds national and state averages in CDC's mPINC survey
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – The Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Women’s Center scored above the state national averages in the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPinc) survey for 2013.

“We’re very proud of our results,” said CTMC Director of Women’s Services Margie Lieck. “CTMC attributes these high scores with several factors. We offer breastfeeding consultation 7 days a week, 8 hours a day, because we believe in devoting time and education for breastfeeding. Also, our nursing babies are placed skin to skin with their mother within the first 30 minutes of life for an instant start. We’re also fortunate to have the commitment of our neonatologists and obstetricians who support the breastfeeding process.”

CTMC scored 96 out of 100 in the mPinc benchmark report – significantly above the national average of 75 and the state average of 73. Institutions were scored in the following categories:
• Labor and Delivery Care
• Postpartum Care
• Facility Discharge Care
• Structural and Organizational Aspects of Care Delivery
• Staff Training

“As one of the 2,666 facilities that responded to the mPINC Survey, CTMC’s participation demonstrates commitment to continuous quality improvement,” said Laurence M. Grummer-Strawn, MPA, MA, PhD, the CDC Nutrition Branch chief.

The mPINC Survey is a national survey of infant feeding practices in maternity care settings. Every two years, all U.S. hospitals that provide maternity services and free-standing birth centers are invited to participate. For 2013, 83 percent of national facilities responded to the mPINC Survey.

For more information about the CTMC Women’s Center, visit To learn more about the mPINC survey, see


About CTMC
The 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 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