Central Texas Medical Center Joins CHRISTUS Health to Become Part of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System

New Addition will Further Expand Access to Care in Central and South Texas

April 1, 2020

SAN MARCOS, TX — CHRISTUS Health has announced the finalization of an agreement to bring Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) into the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System, effective today. This agreement transfers AdventHealth’s prestigious San Marcos hospital and physician network over to CHRISTUS Health and further strengthens CHRISTUS Santa Rosa’s regional presence. CTMC will be renamed CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-San Marcos. The hospital and many services will play a pivotal role in ensuring the ever-growing health care needs of Central Texans are met through expanded resources and innovated health care offerings.

“This is an unprecedented time in modern medicine. Like CTMC, CHRISTUS has been working hard to prepare for and combat the spread of COVID-19. It is difficult for us to break away and put on an official celebration for today’s announcement, but we know this is a perfect time to rejoice internally because we have the addition of a valuable new partner,” explained Ernie Sadau, President and CEO of CHRISTUS Health. “The work this facility has been accomplishing these last few weeks is nothing short of extraordinary – as is the work being done throughout CHRISTUS Health. And we’re honored to now be able to accomplish even more in the San Marcos community alongside our new colleagues.”

As part of the change, the hospital welcomes a new leader to the San Marcos community. Thomas McKinney will join as the hospital’s president. He has been with CHRISTUS for almost 20 years and most recently served as President of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice and CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg in South Texas. McKinney has extensive health care management experience in hospital operations, business development and strategy.

“We will continue to deliver on the CTMC mission, which happens to be a match to our CHRISTUS Mission,” said McKinney. “Our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. For 150 years, we have responded to the needs of the communities we serve by using this mission as our guide. We are looking forward to continuing to do that for everyone we will be privileged to serve in Central Texas” Luanne (Lu) Ansaldo will join as the Vice President of Operations, supporting CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-San Marcos and nearby CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels. She brings an abundance of expertise, having most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at HCA Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Fla.

“We’re excited to introduce an outstanding leadership team to this community and to work closely with a number of exceptional physicians who will also be joining our team,” said Paul Generale, CHRISTUS Health’s Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Network Officer. “This important transition could not have been made possible without some steadfast dedication on behalf of many people both on the AdventHealth and CHRISTUS teams. In the midst, of responding to a pandemic everyone was making sure that joining CHRISTUS Health could happen.”

Generale added, “CTMC is an exceptional place to receive care. It will continue to be such a place but will now be part of a larger physician network and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System that can offer a network of strong resources and support.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-San Marcos will become a Catholic facility and be sponsored by three congregations of religious women – the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio, and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

About CHRISTUS Health

At CHRISTUS Health, we deliver a complete healing experience that respects the individual. We serve our communities with dignity, and with a good deal of admiration. CHRISTUS Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit system made up of more than 600 centers, including community hospitals, walk-in clinics and health ministries. We are a community 45,000 strong, with over 15,000 physicians providing individualized care in areas across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico and in the Latin American countries of Chile, Colombia and Mexico. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to every individual we serve.

About Central Texas Medical Center

The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 300 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For more than 20 consecutive years, CTMC has been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, hospice, women’s services and more.