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


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.


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).


The sign above Central Texas Medical Center coming down Tuesday.


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

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