In January 2009, the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission released “Our Emerging Vision – A New Public Service for Georgia” which identifies steps to move the Georgia Trauma System forward over a five-year period. It was proposed that the Georgia Trauma system be comprised of integrated regional systems. Each region represents a trauma service area that accommodates trauma patient catchment areas. In 2011, The Region 5 and 6 EMS Councils, working in collaboration with the Trauma Commission and the Office of EMS, were the first to develop Regional Trauma Advisory Committees (RTACs) and Regional Trauma Plans for implementation and testing.

Composed by stakeholders that represent trauma center and non-trauma center hospitals, physicians, and EMS providers throughout Central Georgia, the Region 5 RTAC and Trauma Plan organizes existing resources to provide a comprehensive trauma care system for patients from the moment of injury through rehabilitation.

Region 5 Resources

Central Georgia, Region 5 is comprised of 23 counties and spans 8257 square miles. There are 16 acute care hospitals and 18 EMS agencies (911 Zoned Providers) that serve the 685,372 residents in Region 5.