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Friday, March 6th, 2015

ER doctor appointed chief medical officer at CTMC

Emergency room physician Lee Johannsen has been named chief medical officer at Central Texas Medical Center, a newly created position charged with “provid oversight for clinical performance and quality outcomes,” CTMC chief executive officer Sam Huenergardt said this week.

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Ebola task force’s report calls for new facility

In a new report, the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response called for the establishment of a treatment facility specifically for children, among other recommendations.

Friday, November 21st, 2014

11 Central Texas assisted living facilities rebranded following merger

Emeritus San Marcos and nearly a dozen other Central Texas assisted living facilities have been renamed following a merger between Brentwood, Tenn.-based Brookdale Senior Living and Seattle-based Emeritus Corp.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Senior healthcare provider converting former gym into psychiatric hospital

Oceans Healthcare, a Lake Charles, La.-based owner and operator of adult and geriatric mental health facilities, plans to build a 24-bed acute psychiatric care hospital in San Marcos, company executives announced today.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

CTMC opens in-patient hospice unit at hospital’s main campus

Central Texas Medical Center has opened its new in-patient hospice center at the hospital’s main campus in San Marcos. According to hospital executives, the facility is the first in-patient hospice center of its kind in cities along...

Monday, October 20th, 2014

CTMC, St. David’s reach agreement on Ebola treatment

FULL ACCESS FOR PRO MEMBERS | Under an arrangement made public late last week, Central Texas Medical Center will automatically transfer people potentially stricken with the Ebola virus to one of St. David’s Healthcare’s Austin...

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Two more physicians sign on with CTMC’s Live Oak Health Partners

Live Oak Health Partners, a physicians network owned by Central Texas Medical Center, has added new two family practitioners to its roster. The group’s 20 primary care doctors and specialists staff clinics and offices in San Marcos,...

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

McCoys give $1.2 million to Central Texas Medical Center

Largest gift in hospital’s history to pay for second da Vinci robotic surgery system.

Friday, June 27th, 2014

CTMC to rejoin Blue Cross provider network under new contract

Adventist Health System and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas have resolved their months-long contract dispute with an agreement under which Central Texas Medical Center and two other hospitals will rejoin the provider network of the...

Monday, May 19th, 2014

CTMC adds less invasive weight loss surgery to specialties

Central Texas Medical Center for the first time is deploying its da Vinci surgery robot to assist in performing weight loss procedures on clinically and morbidly obese patients.

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