CHRISTUS to acquire Central Texas Medical Center

March 1, 2020

CHRISTUS Health of Irving, Texas, plans to acquire Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos, from the AdventHealth system in the spring.

CHRISTUS and AdventHealth have signed a binding definitive agreement under which the 170-bed hospital and its subsidiaries would become part of the CHRISTUS system. The hospital has 700-plus employees and more than 300 active and consulting physicians. Thirty of them are employed physicians.

CHRISTUS has 36 hospitals and a network of other facilities in four states. The hospital will be part of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System of San Antonio — based about 50 miles from San Marcos. That subsystem has five hospitals in and around San Antonio. A CHRISTUS Santa Rosa hospital in New Braunfels, Texas, is about 20 miles from San Marcos.

Katy Kiser, CHRISTUS director of external communications, said CHRISTUS is acquiring Central Texas Medical as part of its effort to strengthen its health care presence across Central Texas.

AdventHealth, a nonprofit system based in Altamonte Springs, Florida, has 50 hospitals in nine states. Under the deal with CHRISTUS, Central Texas Medical would become a Catholic facility, adhering to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. It also would get a new name that would reflect that it is part of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa subsystem.

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