Deal final as Central Texas Medical Center joins Christus Health

Central Texas Medical Center will be renamed Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-San Marcos after the deal was finalized. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)
Central Texas Medical Center will be renamed Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-San Marcos after the deal was finalized. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

Central Texas Medical Center will be renamed Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-San Marcos after the deal was finalized. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

Central Texas Medical Center is now part of Christus Health after the deal was finalized on April 1. The San Marcos hospital will be renamed Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-San Marcos.

“This is an unprecedented time in modern medicine,” Christus Health President and CEO Ernie Sadau said in a release announcement. “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 the perfect time to rejoince internally because we have the addition of a valuable new partner. 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.”


According to the release, Thomas McKinney will be the hospital’s president. He has been with Christus for nearly 20 years and brings extensive health care management experience in hospital operations, business development and strategy, the release said. Luanne Ansaldo will join as vice president of operations.

“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 and chief strategy and network officer. “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.”
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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