Mission & Purpose


Mission Statement

    To provide the infrastructure and leadership necessary to sustain an inclusive trauma system within our Trauma Service Area by the following actions:
  1. Assist member organizations in achieving the highest level of trauma care they are capable of providing, which will result in a decrease in morbidity and mortality and ultimately improve the injured patientís outcome.
  2. Encourage activities designed to promote cooperation between member organizations and provide a forum to resolve conflicts regarding the care of the injured patient.
  3. Provide and facilitate educational programs for the public to increase awareness regarding an inclusive trauma system with a heavy emphasis on prevention activities.
  4. Develop, acquire and operate facilities to enhance the provision of trauma and emergency care in TSA L.
    To provide coordination of acute medical services in the mass casualty and disaster settings.
  1. Serve as the acute medical services liaison in the CTRAC County Emergency Operations Centers within the Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG) Region.
  2. Coordinate emergency and disaster preparedness and response activities between area hospitals and public health.
  3. Provide resources to the Office of Emergency Management regarding acute medical services..
  4. Participate in the Regional Medical Operations Center, if established, and/or the CTCOG Multi-Agency Coordination Center to coordinate disaster activities between area hospitals and pre-hospital providers

Purpose

    The purpose of this organization is to:
  1. Advance and improve the state of healthcare for the injured patient within the counties of Trauma Service Area L (Central Texas Regional Area).
  2. Decrease morbidity and/or mortality which results from injury.
  3. Encourage activities designated to promote cooperation and resolve conflicts between member organizations.
  4. Improve funding of trauma care providers within the counties served by this council.
  5. Maintain a Trauma System Plan for the RAC which is based on standard guidelines for comprehensive system development.
  6. Improve public awareness of the methods of accessing the trauma care system and preventing injury.
  7. Coordinate responses to mass casualty and disaster events.