DSHS-HHSC

November GETAC Agendas Posted

The Department of State Health Services has posted the agendas for the various November GETAC meetings. _____________________________________________ Wyndham Garden Austin 3401 South IH-35 Austin, Texas 78741 Monday, November 5, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Trauma Systems Committee _____________________________________________ Omni Fort Worth 1300 Houston Street Fort Worth, Texas 76102 Saturday, November 17, 2018 9:00…

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GETAC Appointments

The Governor has announced the appointment of three new members of the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) and the re-appointment of two members. New Appointments: Sharon A. Malone, M.D. Van Altyne, Texas Taylor K. Ratcliff, M.D. Belton, Texas Shawn J. Salter San Antonio, Texas Re-Appointments: Karen M. Pickard Ovilla, Texas Alan H. Tyroch,…

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HHSC to Welcome New Executive Commissioner

Texas Health & Human Services Commission will welcome a new Executive Commissioner this month to oversee the agency’s 60,000 employees and $80 billion biennial budget. Courtney Phillips will officially join the Commission on October 19. She comes to HHSC from Nebraska, where she served as chief executive officer for the state department of health and human…

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Texas Influenza Awareness Day

Monday, October 1 is Texas Influenza Awareness Day and all month long state and federal health officials are encouraging local communities to prepare for flu season. People can help stop the spread of illness and reduce their chance of catching the flu by getting vaccinated, washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home…

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Upcoming Legislative Hearings

As the legislature prepares for the 2019 legislative session, committees are beginning to meet regularly to hear from invited witnesses on issues of importance. BUDGET TETAF continues to be actively involved in ongoing discussions of the 2020-2021 budget. As previously shared, TETAF President/CEO Dinah S. Welsh was joined by speakers Darrell Pile, Wanda Helgesen, Angie Burgin,…

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DSHS Releases Hurricane Harvey After Action Report

The Department of State Health Services has released their Hurricane Harvey After Action Report (AAR). The AAR for Hurricane Harvey reflects a post-incident review of state-level public health and medical preparedness and response activities.  The report is an assessment of areas of success and those requiring improvement and will guide future hurricane and disaster resource needs, protocols, planning,…

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Want to Serve on a GETAC Committee?

Applications to serve on a committee of the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) will be accepted through September 24.  The application form can be downloaded from the News/Features column of the DSHS Office of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination website: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/GETACCommApp.shtm.   * Applications (via email) are due by Midnight, September 24th. Due to tight timelines, applications received…

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DSHS Announces Additional Trauma, Stroke Rule Revision Stakeholder Meetings

UPDATED 10/10/2018: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has scheduled additional stakeholder meetings to review the state rules regarding trauma and stroke designation. These meetings are a continuation of the previous rule review meetings over the past few years and will utilize the following resource documents: TRAUMA STROKE Meetings have been scheduled for Longview,…

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DSHS Schedules Stakeholder Meetings: Trauma, Stroke, Maternal Care

The Department of State Health Services has scheduled stakeholder meetings to review and take comment on the state rules regarding trauma and stroke designation for revision. UPDATE: The state will be working off of the following resource documents  TRAUMA STROKE In addition, DSHS will host stakeholder meetings on the new maternal care rule for hospitals seeking state designation.…

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TETAF Testifies on Upcoming DSHS Budget Proposal

TETAF would like to thank those who attended the DSHS legislative appropriation request (LAR) hearings around the state on Monday. TETAF CEO Dinah S. Welsh was joined by speakers Darrell Pile and Wanda Helgesen, on behalf of the TETAF board, as well as their RACs, Angie Burgin on behalf of RAC S and Dr. Lillian…

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