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CTMC to host Cottage Kitchen lunch on May 3

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April 29, 2013
Rachel Nelson 512-753-3616
SAN MARCOS, TX – See a glimpse of small town Americana feeding the souls of its community on Friday, May 3 as Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) hosts the Cottage Kitchen luncheon at the Charles S. Cock House Museum at 400 W. Hopkins Street from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The $7 lunch will feature chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and a beverage. All proceeds benefit the Heritage Association of San Marcos.
Cottage Kitchen started more than 30 years ago with a group of friends serving their favorite family recipes inside the beautiful and historic, stone house, which is listed on the National Register. Profits from the luncheons are used for the beautification and restoration of the museum, park grounds and river walk.
“Cottage Kitchen provides local businesses and organizations the opportunity to have an active role in preserving the precious heritage of our great city,” said Clay DeStefano, CTMC Administrative Director, PR & Marketing. “For many years, CTMC has been proud to partner in helping to fund the important initiatives of the Heritage Association.
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About Central Texas Medical Center
CTMC is a 178-bed acute-care hospital providing a wide range of complex healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas, and neighboring communities. CTMC was recognized as the first ever “Green Business of the Year” for 2010 by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and was named “Best Hospital” for Hays County in the “Best of Hays 2010” publication.
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 180 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 100 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital.
Adventist Health System (AHS) is 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.