Construction begins on new Wimberley Medical Plaza
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June 25, 2013
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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW WIMBERLEY MEDICAL PLAZA
SAN MARCOS, TX – Construction is underway on the Wimberley Medical Plaza, a new medical office development with two buildings totaling 25,400 square feet in the heart of Wimberley. Initial operations are slated to begin in early 2014, and Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) will offer a variety services at the location.
“CTMC is pleased to expand its services directly in the Wimberley community,” said CTMC CEO/President Sam Huenergardt.
The new medical facilities will be located at the corner of Old Kyle Road and FM 3237 in Wimberley. Once complete, the Wimberley Medical Plaza will serve the health care needs of the growing Wimberley Valley communities through one convenient location.
"We are excited to begin construction of Wimberley Medical Plaza and look forward to working with CTMC to expand health care services offered in Wimberley,” said Robert McDonald, developer of the project. We are actively working with a number of new specialty physicians to open offices in our project and hope to create a medical campus that existing physicians will consider relocating to so that we can create a medical campus to better serve the Wimberley community."
Live Oak Health Partners (LOHP), a wholly-owned primary and specialty care physicians group of CTMC’s, will anchor the first of the two buildings along with CTMC lab and x-ray services. Dr. Eric Price, a primary care physician with Live Oak, will relocate his existing Wimberley-based practice to the new location, and several additional LOHP specialists plan to rotate through additional offices in the Plaza to bring more specialty care directly to the community as well.
“We are very excited about the new medical center,” Price said. “The major benefit to the wonderful people of Wimberley is that it will encourage specialists in various fields to establish a regular local presence. This will mean local access and people won’t have to travel as much to get their medical care.”
The set of buildings will sit within a wooded setting to maintain the beauty and unique nature of the Wimberley Community. Among the unique features are stone and rough-hewn wooden facades, metal roofs and a rainwater reclamation system that will be incorporated into the Plaza’s main sign.
For more information about CTMC or Live Oak Health Partners services, please visit ctmc.org or liveoakhealthpartners.com. For more information about leasing at the new Wimberley Medial Plaza, please call (512) 302-4500.
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, 2011 and 2012, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also 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.
About Live Oak Health Partners
Live Oak Health Partners (LOHP) was formed January 1, 2012 by the joining of two existing medical practices in San Marcos: Central Texas Medical Associates and Specialty Physicians of Central Texas. It is the first locally operated multi-specialty group in Hays County. More than 20 Primary Care and Specialty Physicians, Physician Assistants and a Nurse Practitioner provide high-quality coordinated medical care to the citizens of Hays County and the surrounding communities. LOHP specialty care services include allergies/ENT, general surgery, orthopaedics, and plastic surgery. Several Live Oak surgeons currently perform procedures using the physician-guided da Vinci robotic surgical system.
LOHP operates the clinical services at the Hays County Personal Health Department, providing family care, well child exams, prenatal care and immunizations to Hays County residents in need. The Live Oak Walk-In Care clinic offers extended evening and weekend hours for fast, affordable walk-in medical care.
LOHP has several offices in San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley and Lockhart. For more information, visit our website www.liveoakhealthpartners.com or visit our Facebook page. To schedule an appointment, call 512-396-3911 for Primary Care or 512-353-6400 for Specialty Care.