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CTMC will again honor outstanding area students with scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                
May 13, 2013
Rachel Nelson 512-753-3616
SAN MARCOS, TX – Because of their academic achievements, community involvement and future career goals, a total of 11 outstanding area high school students from San Marcos, Hays, Wimberley, Lockhart and Lehman high schools will be awarded with a scholarship from Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) on May 23. The community is invited to attend the reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the CTMC Community Classroom.  
As evidence of its efforts to extend its mission beyond caring for patients, CTMC has been awarding scholarships to area high school seniors since 1997. 
“CTMC is extremely proud of these students for their academic and leadership successes,” said Clay DeStefano, CTMC Administrative Director of PR and Marketing. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to reward such deserving students with funds that will help them in their upcoming college careers.”
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About CTMC
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.