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December 1st, 2010
CTMC takes down 27-year-old sign

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On Nov. 19, Central Texas Medical Center employees took this photo with the hospital’s landmark sign that came down Tuesday. Central Texas Medical Center photos.

STAFF REPORT

The skyline in San Marcos is a little different today.

The tall standing letter sign atop Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), a local landmark for 27 years, came down Tuesday as part of a hospital renovation.

At the end of the renovation, the hospital will have a brand new look. Completion of a resurfacing and facelift to the hospital’s original four-story structure will be complete this month. Work on a new roof for the 27-year old building will begin immediately after the resurfacing project is completed.

The exterior facelift renovation to the original 1983 structure will complement the recent 64,000-square-foot expansion of the new hospital’s Women’s Center.

A lighted monument-style sign that will sit on Wonder World Drive near the entrance to the hospital, is in the final planning stages.

CTMC opened 27 years ago, when Hays Memorial built a new facility on Wonder World Drive. One year later, the hospital joined the Adventist Health System and the name changed to Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC).

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The sign above Central Texas Medical Center coming down Tuesday.

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The original sign for Hays Memorial Hospital in 1983. The hospital later became Central Texas Medical Center.

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