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CHRISTUS Health and AdventHealth Enter Agreement to Transfer Ownership of Central Texas Medical Center February 3, 2020

CHRISTUS Health and AdventHealth have agreed on the terms of a binding definitive agreement under which Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) in San Marcos, Texas, along with its subsidiaries, will become part of the CHRISTUS Health system. The transaction is expected to be complete in the spring of 2020.

“We welcome the CTMC employees and physicians as they join the CHRISTUS family of more than 45,000 associates and over 15,000 physicians who provide individualized care in communities across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and in Latin America. Our organizations share a common mission to Extend the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ and a commitment to making communities healthier by delivering exceptional quality, faith-based and compassionate health care no matter the ability to pay,” said Ernie Sadau, President/CEO of Irving-Texas based CHRISTUS Health.

“The addition of CTMC to our family of hospitals further demonstrates our commitment to keeping exceptional health care close to home. We are thrilled to work with the community of San Marcos and surrounding communities. With hospitals in San Antonio, New Braunfels and now San Marcos we are better positioned to serve all in the rapidly growing communities in South and Central Texas.”

Over the next few months CHRISTUS Health and AdventHealth will work together to ensure a smooth transition process for CTMC and its patients, physicians and team members.

“CTMC has been a very important part of AdventHealth for many years, and the caregivers and employees have worked hard to fulfill our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ in the San Marcos area. Over time we’ve realized that the interests of CTMC and the community it serves would benefit from the hospital joining a strong health system with a robust regional network,” said Terry Shaw, President/CEO of AdventHealth.

“CTMC is committed to providing excellent care to the San Marcos community, and this transition will best position CTMC to continue to deliver quality care as part of a network of health care facilities in the state,” said Anthony Stahl, president/CEO of Central Texas Medical Center.

The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals. Until the transaction is complete, CTMC will continue to be part of the AdventHealth system.

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 long-term care facilities, 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 AdventHealth
With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states. For more information about AdventHealth, visit, or

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. For more information, follow CTMC on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our website at