Regional Cardiac System

Male and Female Nurse

The STRAC Regional Cardiac Systems Committee meets to provide an open, consensus-driven environment across all relevant disciplines in the development of regional guidelines, processes and educational opportunities to facilitate efficient and appropriate pre-hospital and hospital care of patients who are suffering acute cardiac events.

Hospitals and EMS agencies that have signed the Cardiac Letter of Attestation (LOA) should have a representative at the Regional Cardiac Committee meetings. Cardiac Coordinators, Cardiac Registrars, Cardiac Program Managers, ED Directors, Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, and Cardiology Medical Directors of hospitals in the STRAC region that have signed the Cardiac LOA should attend Regional Cardiac Committee meetings as well as Air and Ground EMS Command Operations, Medical Directors, Chiefs / Directors, Clinical Operations, and EMS Performance Improvement in the STRAC region.

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Committees and Workgroups

Cardiac Coordinators
Chair: Yadhira Franco, RN
Meets: Third Thursday, Monthly
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Cardiac Systems Committee
Co-Chairs: Jorge Alvarez, MD, FACC
Stephen Harper, MD
Meets: Third Thursday, Monthly
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Cardiac Systems PI
Co-Chairs: Jorge Alvarez, MD, FACC
Stephen Harper, MD
Meets: Third Thursday, Monthly
7:30AM - 8:00AM

Cardiac Resources

TitleCategoriesCreation DateLinkhf:doc_categories
Regional Early Heart Attack Care (Spanish)December 21, 2023quick-reference
Regional Early Heart Attack Care (English)December 21, 2023quick-reference
Hospital Selection GuideOctober 1, 2023quick-reference
PI Case Review FormSeptember 1, 2023form
Regional Transfer PacketMarch 30, 2023quick-reference
STEMI Management Guidelines (Lytic Map)March 1, 2023map
STRAC Regional ECMO Consultation GuidelinesJanuary 24, 2022guideline
EMS Time Out FormDecember 11, 2019form
HELP (Hospital Exec Leadership Protocol)February 1, 2015quick-reference
Patient Triage GuideAugust 29, 2011quick-reference
Heart Alert CriteriaFebruary 11, 2010quick-reference

Regional PCI Centers

Facility NameLOA StatusMapMain Phone
BHS - Baptist Medical Center
BHS - Mission Trail Baptist Hospital
BHS - North Central Baptist Hospital
BHS - Northeast Baptist Hospital
BHS - Resolute Baptist Hospital
BHS - St. Luke's Baptist Hospital
Brooke Army Medical Center
CSR - Christus Santa Rosa Hospital New Braunfels
CSR - Christus Santa Rosa Hospital Westover Hills
MHS - Methodist Hospital
MHS - Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
MHS - Methodist TexSan Hospital
MHS - Metropolitan Methodist Hospital
MHS - Northeast Methodist Hospital
Peterson Regional Medical Center
University Hospital