TETAF Submits Formal Written Comments to Proposed Trauma and RAC Rules

TETAF submitted its formal written comments to the proposed trauma designation rules, §157.125, and to the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) rules, §157.123 to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). TETAF greatly appreciates the input from hospital partners, stakeholders, and the RACs in the development of these comments. TETAF’s Formal Comments to the Proposed…

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TETAF Board of Directors Election Results

The TETAF General Assembly elected five individuals to the 2024 TETAF Board of Directors with terms that will expire in 2026. The General Assembly voted from the slate of 11 nominees with the five highest votes elected to the TETAF Board of Directors. The individuals elected to the Board of Directors are: Cherish Brodbeck, MSN,…

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Jorge Castañon, MSN, RN Joins TETAF/Texas Perinatal Services

TETAF is pleased to announce Jorge Castañon joins TETAF and Texas Perinatal Services this month as the perinatal operations coordinator. Jorge most recently served as a neonatal program coordinator at El Paso Children’s Hospital and as a neonatal surveyor for Texas Perinatal Services. In his role with TETAF/Texas Perinatal Services, Jorge will attend surveys and assist…

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Texas Designation Survey Guidelines

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) released the Texas Designation Survey Guidelines to establish a standardized structure and process for designation surveys in Texas. The guidelines provide elements on planning and conducting surveys for facilities and surveyors. The guidelines go into effect on January 1, 2024. UPDATE (August 16, 2023): The Texas Department of State…

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