Membership

About Our General Membership

The CATRAC Region, also known as Trauma Service Area O (TSA-O), is one of twenty-two trauma service areas in Texas. Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) are the administrative bodies responsible for oversight within the boundaries of a given Trauma Service Area. CATRAC is comprised of, but is not limited to, representatives from hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS) agencies, first responder agencies, fire departments, healthcare agencies, government agencies, and organizations that serve in enhancing the trauma and acute health care systems planning and disaster preparedness within TSA-O. Participation in CATRAC provides organizations with the following:

 
  • Assistance with planning and preparing for both natural and man-made disasters
  • Guidance and planning for cardiac, stroke, trauma, injury prevention, emergency preparedness and other healthcare issues
  • Eligibility for grant funded emergency and disaster preparedness equipment
  • Access to subsidized educational opportunities
  • Participation in forums to discuss healthcare issues with stakeholders in our 11 County Region
  • Networking with hospital, pre-hospital, public health, and emergency management agencies in the region
 

2017 General Membership Meeting Schedule

Location: St. David’s Medical Center,Medical Office Building Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Dates: October 26, 2017

CATRAC Members

Hospitals

Pre-Hospitals Members:
EMS, First Responders, Air Medical Agencies and Fire Departments


Other Members

Participation Requirements for Hospitals

All members are required to select a designated voting member and a designated alternate voting member as a representative for their organization. The designated voting member or alternate voting member are required to attend 75% of our quarterly General Membership meetings as part of our membership requirements. Additionally, hospitals must select an individual(s) from the organization to attend 75% of the committee meetings appropriate for their designation status with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Upon request, hospitals may receive a letter confirming attendance and participation in RAC activities per DSHS designation requirement.

Participation Requirements for All Other Agencies

All members are required to select a designated voting member and a designated alternate voting member as a representative for their organization. The designated voting member or alternate voting member are required to attend 75% of our quarterly General Membership meetings as part of our membership requirements. Additionally, organizations must select an individual from their organization to attend 75% of the committee meetings appropriate for the organization’s primary mission. For 9-1-1 pre-hospital providers, membership participation is important to be eligible for certain state grant funding opportunities.