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Regional Advisory Council
Trauma Service Area G

Our service area includes the counties of Marion, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby, Trinity, Gregg, Upshur, Cherokee, Freestone, Houston, Rains, Franklin, Van Zandt and the eastern portions of Anderson, Henderson, Smith, Wood and Camp.

Welcome to RAC-G

The Piney Woods Regional Advisory Council – Trauma Service Area G (RAC-G) operates as a not-for-profit entity to serve as a link between area hospitals, pre hospital providers and local, state and federal agencies in matters of trauma, healthcare and disaster preparedness and response.

RAC-G is here to serve our East Texas region in the following areas:

  • Representation at the State Rule-making Process
  • State compliance for hospital designation/re-designation process
  • Letters of Support for our regional hospitals to the Texas Department of State Health Services/Health and Human Services/EMS/Trauma Departments for designation/re-designation application, as well as Neonatal designation
  • Develop and maintain the Regional System Trauma Plan (Trauma/EMS/Acute Care/Hospital Plan, known to us as the TEACH PLAN)
  • Hospital Preparedness Program: Projects including exercises, hospital equipment reimbursements, evacuation plans, Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP), infectious disease awareness, training and preparedness activities
  • Opportunities to participate in regional exercises across multiple-hospitals and EMS systems, state and local law enforcement and emergency management jurisdictions
  • Trauma Data Reporting and Bed Status Reporting to the State
  • Stroke and STEMI Registry development, collection and reporting
  • Assisting in funding and coordination of Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Trauma, SANE and Traumatic Brain Injury Summit, and an annual public resource recognition day in honor of our hospitals/emergency medical/law enforcement personnel
  • Coordination of disaster resources through Emergency Medical Task Force-Region 4, both within our region and for state deployment
  • Offering Educational Opportunities both Clinical and Public with CEUs available
  • Injury Prevention Programs
  • Providing regional equipment and training opportunities upon requests and approval
  • Mass Communication Systems such as Everbridge, EMResource, WebEOC, Staffing Notifications, Disaster Alerts
A RAC is an organized group of health care entities and concerned citizens who share an interest in improving and organizing EMS/Trauma care within a specific Trauma Service Area. RAC membership shall include hospitals, EMS providers, first responder organizations, physicians, nurses, EMS personnel, rehabilitation facilities, as well as concerned citizens and community groups.
Latest Information
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For Immediate Release

Hospitals and healthcare professionals should follow their normal process of trying to locate emergency medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other healthcare resources...
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EMTF 4 Guidance on use of MMU during HCID / Pandemic events
EMTF Mobile Medical Unit for an HCID/Pandemic Event

The attached guidance form (which we are following) explains some of the reasoning why using the EMTF Mobile Medical Unit for an HCID/Pandemic event is not recommended...
Read more HERE

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COVID 19

Go directly to the CDC website for up-to-date information.

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Texas DSHS

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with CDC in monitoring the developing outbreak.

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Texas Case Counts

Texas Division of Emergency Management, and all state agencies continue their ongoing preparations so that all of state government is working together to limit the spread of the virus and protect Texans. The immediate risk to most Texans remains low.

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