Serving the Texas Trauma & Emergency Health Care Community


TETAF has an outstanding team of credentialed surveyors trained to provide trauma, stroke, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and maternal care designation surveys throughout Texas.


TETAF offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year and is an approved provider of continuing nursing education and
EMS continuing education.


TETAF provides testimony, advises lawmakers and actively pursues legislation to provide the best trauma and emergency health care
for all Texans.

TETAF Strengthens the Trauma, Stroke, Neonatal, and Maternal Health Care System for Texans

The Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care Foundation (TETAF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the development of the state's trauma, emergency, and perinatal health care system. TETAF provides designation surveys, advocacy, and educational opportunities throughout Texas.

TETAF was granted authority by the Texas Department of State Health Services in 2008 to provide verification surveys for Level III and Level IV designated trauma facilities, and in 2009 the first TETAF staff was hired to begin fully implementing TETAF’s mission. TETAF is now approved to perform trauma, stroke, neonatal, and maternal surveys.

TETAF Survey Update

TETAF believes on-site surveys are optimal to ensure compliance with the standards of care set forth in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, TETAF has implemented safety precautions to protect surveyors and hospital teams. TETAF always works with each of our hospital partner’s needs and can customize our on-site survey processes to adapt to the unique circumstances for that hospital during this time.

TETAF and our surveyors’ top priority is ensuring healthcare quality in our hospitals.

TETAF News Updates

TETAF Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting

The next quarterly meeting of the TETAF Board of Directors will be Thursday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. in San Antonio at the Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk.

Texas TQIP Collaborative is Hiring

Texas TQIP plans to have a new coordinator join the collaborative.

Please take a moment to review the job posting and share it with anyone you believe would be an exceptional fit for this role. This is an hourly position with approximately 10-15 hours of work each month. Persons interested in this opportunity should email with a resume by December 6 at 5:00 p.m.

Additionally, the next meeting of the Texas TQIP will be held in February 2022. There will not be a meeting in November 2021. More information for the February meeting will be shared soon.

The Texas TQIP Collaborative meetings are open to all Level I, II, and III trauma centers that have a signed confidentially statement on file. For more information, please email

Program Spotlight

Stop the Bleed national campaign

A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss in as little as 5 minutes. Therefore, bystander intervention can be crucial to saving a life.

TETAF supports Stop the Bleed nationally and in Texas. TETAF encourages all trauma and emergency healthcare leaders to utilize these free resources.

Upcoming TOPIC Courses

Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course

Interested in attending TOPIC?

For more details and to register, click here.