Jenkins to serve as keynote at April 24 NCTTRAC event


Kristin Jenkins, president of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation, will serve as keynote speaker at a North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council (NCTTRAC) symposium, April 24. Titled “Community Integrated Mobile Healthcare Symposium: Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Costs,” the event is from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Historic Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie.

Jenkins will be discussing “Hospital and EMS Relationships in the Era of Accountable Care” to open the program at 7:30 a.m. Additional speakers include Dr. Elizabeth Fagan of Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, Dr. Sharon Malone of Collin County College EMS Education, Matt Zavadsky of MedStar Mobile Healthcare and Norman Seals of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department.

“Across the nation, EMS agencies of all sizes and types are partnering with hospitals, primary care physicians, nurses, and mental health and social services providers in leading-edge programs through Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine (MIH-CP),” Jenkins said. “Together we can improve patient outcomes, create healthcare system efficiencies and lower costs by helping to reduce avoidable patient admissions and readmissions.”

NCTTRAC is an organization designed to facilitate the development and operation of a comprehensive trauma care system based on accepted standards of care to decrease morbidity and mortality. The Trauma Service Area (TSA-E) for NCTTRAC is comprised of 19 North Central Texas counties and is the largest Trauma Service Area in the state.

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