SAN MARCOS, TX
– The 27th annual HealthCheck, Hays County’s largest health screening and fair, will take place on Thursday, April 18 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Conference Center from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 70 vendors are scheduled to appear at the event, and more than 20 additional free health screenings and assessments will be available.
CTMC’s da Vinci robotic surgical system will once again be on display at this year’s HealthCheck, giving the community a chance to have a hands-on experience with the device that has provided a minimally invasive approach to local patients facing complex surgical procedures. Since implemented in May 2012, more than 200 robotic-assisted cases have been completed at CTMC, including OB/GYN, urological, and general surgical procedures.
Year after year, CTMC’s HealthCheck event provides important health screenings to the community at a discounted rate. Participants who had their blood drawn prior to HealthCheck will be able to pick up their results and review them with a physician at the event. Those who registered for on-site blood draws will receive their results by mail.
Following this year’s HealthCheck event, Texas State University’s Radiation Therapy Program will present the Texas State Radiation Seminar in the Embassy Suites San Marcos Conference Center. The reception will begin at 4:00 p.m. where cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Educational presentations by the 2013 radiation therapy graduates will run from 4:50 to 9:00 p.m.
For more information about HealthCheck and to view a full list of this year’s vendors, visit www.ctmc.org and click the HealthCheck banner on the homepage.
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.