San Marcos - Buda - Kyle Edition | March 2020

HISTORY OF CHRISTUS AND

CENTRAL TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER The 170-bed Central Texas Medical Center will become part of the Christus Health system this spring. Here is a look back at the two:

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Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word opens Santa Rosa Inrmary, which becomes the rst hospital in San Antonio amid a cholera epidemic in the city.

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Central Texas Medical Center moved to its current location in 1983. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

ChristusHealthpurchases 170-bed Central Texas Medical Center

1923

hospital is staed by 700 employees and has more than 200 on-sta and consulting physicians. “CTMC is committed to providing excellent care to the San Marcos com- munity, and this transition will best position CTMC to continue to deliver quality care as part of a network of health care facilities in the state,” CTMC CEO Anthony Stahl said in a news release. Kristy Stark, the communications director for the city of San Marcos, said the city has not been involved with the purchase, but that “we look forward to a continued positive and fruitful relationship with the new Christus ownership as they meet the health and service needs of our growing community.” Christus owns hospitals, primary care and urgent care clinics as well as emergency rooms across Texas, Louisiana, NewMexico and Arkansas as well as several Latin American countries. Christus also has an outpa- tient surgery center in San Marcos.

Central Texas Medical Center opens under the name Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital.

1930

Santa Rosa Inrmary is renamed to Santa Rosa Hospital.

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spokesperson Kevin Dolliole said in a statement. “When we look at the I-35 corridor from San Antonio to Austin, we see the growth that has occurred, especially in areas like San Marcos. So we’re eager to expand our reach to this community and the surrounding ones. In doing so, we’ll be able to provide high-quality health care to more individuals, providing more access to our best practices and specialized medicine not available in all parts of Texas.” CTMC’s parent company Advent- Health has not responded to requests for further comment. The medical center has been oper- ating in San Marcos since 1923, start- ing out as the Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hos- pital, according to its website. The

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Christus Health, an Irving-based health network, will nalize this spring the purchase of a hospital in San Marcos in the Catholic group’s rst major expansion into the city. The 170-bed Central Texas Med- ical Center will change hands from AdventHealth to Christus this spring, according to a Feb. 3 news release. Until the transaction is nalized, the hospital remains under the ownership of Florida-based AdventHealth. Located at 1301 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos, it is the only hospital in the city. “We’re condent that together Christus Santa Rosa Health System can increase access to health care services provided to residents of Central Texas,” Christus Health

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word begins expanding into a health network with the opening of a children’s hospital in San Antonio.

1983

CTMC moves into its current location at 1301 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos.

1999

Santa Rosa joins Christus Health to become part of a larger hospital network.

2012

Central Texas Medical Center spends $2 million to become the only hospital between Austin and San Antonio to oer da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery. Christus Health purchases Central Texas Medical Center fromAdventHealth. SOURCES: CTMC, CHRISTUS HEALTH COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER 2020

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