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Governor Abbott, DSHS Announce Deployment Of Additional Medical Personnel, Equipment To Assist Hospitals With COVID-19 Response.
August 26, 2021 | From the office of Governor Greg Abbott:
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will be deploying an additional 2,500 medical staff to support health care facilities in Texas, including hospitals and nursing homes. This will bring the total number of medical personnel deployed across the state to 8,100. In addition, DSHS is providing medical equipment requested by Texas medical facilities including ventilators, oxygen concentrators, heart monitors, IV pumps, feeding pumps, and hospital beds. "The medical personnel and equipment deployed by DSHS will provide crucial support to our health care facilities as they treat hospitalized cases of COVID-19," said Governor Abbott. "Texans can do their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and hospitalizations by getting the vaccine. It's safe, effective, and your best defense against COVID-19. Visit covidvaccine.texas.gov to find a vaccine provider near you." Previously, 5,600 medical personnel, consisting mostly of nurses and respiratory therapists, were authorized for deployment. DSHS is now increasing that number to a total of 8,100. This operation follows the Governor's directive on August 9th that DSHS utilize staffing agencies to provide out-of-state medical personnel to Texas health care facilities to mitigate the surge of COVID-19 cases in Texas. The additional deployment of personnel will be fully funded by the state through September 30.
Our service area includes the counties of Marion, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby, Trinity, Gregg, Upshur, Cherokee, Freestone, Houston, Rains, Franklin, Van Zandt, Anderson, Henderson, Smith, Wood and Camp.
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:
- Injury Prevention Programs
- Providing regional equipment and training opportunities upon requests and approval
- Mass Communication Systems such as IRIS, EMResource, WebEOC, Staffing Notifications, Disaster Alerts
- Offering Educational Opportunities both Clinical and Public with CEUs available
- Coordination of disaster resources through Emergency Medical Task Force-Region 4, both within our region and for state deployment
- Stroke and STEMI Registry development, collection and reporting
- Develop and maintain the Regional System Trauma Plan (Trauma/EMS/Acute Care/Hospital Plan, known to us as the TEACH PLAN)
Emergency Medical Task Force Region 4
The Texas Emergency Medical Task Force (TX EMTF) is a series of components that are capable of activating resources on behalf of Texas on a state mission that provides a custom, scalable approach to medical disaster response. The key to the program is the ability to activate our members from EMS & fire departments, public and private healthcare organizations, regional coalitions, & state and local government who provide personnel & assets that activate during disasters.
Meet our team behind the scenes
Michael JohnsonHospital Preparedness Program Manager
Loretta KuhnContract Compliance Administrator
Aaron WellsData Information Systems Administrator
Brandon MooreHealthcare Coalition Coordinator Region - F
Eric BaileyEMTF-4 Coordinator
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100 E. Ferguson St., Ste. 708, Tyler, TX. 75702