HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division received three awards from the South East Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) at the organization’s biennial awards banquet April 17 at the Hilton Americas-Houston.
The first award, the Multi-Agency/Major Emergency Team Award, recognized outstanding performance by the HCA emergency health care community in advance of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall and throughout the storm. HCA activated a command center that collaborated with SETRAC to meet the needs of HCA facilities during the natural disaster. The award provides national recognition for HCA’s emergency systems of care, including emergency trauma care, emergency stroke care, emergency cardiac care, and emergency disaster planning and response capabilities.
The second award recognized Bayshore Medical Center with the Trauma System of Care Award for hospitals with a Level III emergency center. Kingwood Medical Center received the Cardiac System of Care Award for hospitals with more than 250 patient beds.
“We are extremely proud of all of our 17 hospitals and more than 16,500 employees. The multiple honors awarded by an esteemed group such as SETRAC acknowledge the hard work and dedication HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division employees put forth every day,” said Troy Villarreal, president of HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division.
SETRAC unites hospitals and EMS agencies as a coalition that embraces best practices for the treatment of traumatic injuries, emergency stroke and cardiac care, and to prepare and respond to medical needs caused by disasters. SETRAC is the administrator of federal hospital preparedness program funding for the Texas Department of State Health Services.