Established in 1999, the Seven Flags Regional Advisory Council (SFRAC) is a non-profit entity [501(c)(3)] composed of groups of health care entities (i.e., hospitals) and EMS entities covering a three county region in South Texas (Jim Hogg, Webb and Zapata), whose function is governed by a Board of Directors.
The primary mission of the Seven Flags Regional Advisory Council is to provide the infrastructure and leadership necessary to develop an inclusive trauma system within the tri-county area through the following activities:
The Regional Advisory Councils are responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring a regional emergency medical service trauma system plan. They are an organized group of healthcare entities and other concerned citizens who have an interest in improving and organizing trauma care within a specific TSA. As such, not every Regional Advisory Council will be structured the same but each must have the same objectives – to reduce the incidence of trauma through education, data collection and analysis and performance improvement. This is accomplished by providing educational initiatives, looping data back into those initiatives as well as conducting performance improvement that provides each and every provider guidance and motive to reduce the incidence of trauma as well as improve the outcome of trauma patients.