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Committee Leadership

Golden Crescent Regional Advisory Council System Plan


For more than 20 years, the Trauma Service Area “S” and the Golden Crescent Regional Advisory Council (RAC) has been dedicated to the development and implementation of an organized trauma system in the Golden Crescent region of Texas. The trauma system plan has now evolved to include Acute Care aspects and Disaster planning. The Golden Crescent RAC system plan is intended to be useful document that meets the real-time needs of the RAC member stakeholders and associates. Contact information and resources will be available via the Golden Crescent RAC website ( with the intent that they be available at all times and can be updated as necessary. The plan is an ongoing work in progress and will change and evolve as our system develops and evolves. Input from RAC members and associates is always welcome. The overall goal is the make the plan a resource that serves the needs of the users.

General Overview

The Golden Crescent Regional Advisory Council, Trauma Service Area “S” serves a six county area to include: Calhoun County, DeWitt County, Goliad County, Jackson County, Lavaca County, and Victoria County. Current referral patterns also include patients from Gonzales County, Karnes County, Refugio County, Bee County, Matagorda County, Aransas County, Fayette County, and Wharton County. The population of the area is approximately 175,938 covering 5517 square miles. The Golden Crescent RAC has eight trauma-designated hospital participants and approximately 20 fire-based, volunteer, first responder, or private EMS providers. There is also participation from several major area plants and manufacturers and faculty from the Victoria College.


The focus of the GCRAC began with Trauma Systems; however, with the development and strengthening of the “systems of care” concept in Texas, the scope of the GCRAC has broadened to include Cardiac, Stroke, Pediatric and Special Populations issues, Perinatal/Maternal Health, and Emergency Management.


The GCRAC Trauma and Acute Care System Plan shall be reviewed annually by the Golden Crescent RAC. Changes may be made at any time with the approval of the RAC membership.

Mission Statement

"The mission of the Golden Crescent Regional Advisory Council is to facilitate the development, implementation, and operation of a comprehensive regional trauma, emergency, and acute care system based on accepted standards of care in a collaborative effort to decrease morbidity and mortality."

Our Committee Members

Check out some of our Golden Crescent RAC Officers and Committee Chairs and their contact information.

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