CTMC To Be Renamed As It Joins CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System

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 Wednesday.

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. 

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