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 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 TexasTQIP@tetaf.org 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 TexasTQIP@tetaf.org.
Upcoming TOPIC Courses
“[Our surveyor] was easy to talk to and was very knowledgeable about trauma care. He was willing to answer my questions by helping me to develop some new ideas to improve care to the patient and proactive involvement with our trauma program."
CHI St. Luke's Health-Memorial
“Everyone at TETAF was super helpful. I was able to reach out at any time I needed help or had questions throughout the whole survey process, including survey days. This made for a more comfortable survey. Thank you all."
Baylor Scott & White Taylor Hospital
“This was my first survey and I feel like I gained a vast amount of knowledge from [our surveyor], thank you."
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights
“Everyone was professional and caring. Any question I had was answered in a timely manner."
Hardeman County Memorial Hospital
“[Our surveyor] gave great feedback during the survey, explaining his thought processes. We liked the strengths and recommendations. It is nice to hear what we are doing good while making recommendations on things we can improve."
Valley Regional Medical Center
“We had a great team of surveyors. In a short time, I got a sense they really understood who we are as an organization.”
El Paso Children's Hospital
“[Our surveyors] did a great job and were very thorough. We had no potential deficiencies!”