South Eastern Regional Advisory Committee (SERAC)
The Southeastern Regional Advisory Committee (SERAC) is part of the North Carolina Regional Trauma System. It is one of eight Regional Advisory Committees (RACs)in the state. Each RAC works to reduce death and disability from injury by developing guidelines for the coordination of trauma care in its region.
SERAC member hospitals include:
- Bladen County Hospital
- Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
- Columbus County Hospital
- Dosher Memorial Hospital
- New Hanover Regional Medical Center
- Pender Memorial Hospital
- Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital
As the Level II Trauma Center for the region, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the site of the Southeastern Regional Advisory Committee (SERAC). Lead RAC agencies provide staff support and serve as the coordinating entity for trauma planning in their region.
As the lead agency of SERAC, the NHRMC Trauma Center oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of the regional trauma system, which includes public information and educational programs on subjects such as injury prevention and access to the system.
Development of Trauma Guidelines
SERAC works to develop trauma guidelines for care that include:
- Triage and treatment at the scene and in the ED
- Transport and treatment
- Promoting education and prevention
- Enhancing communication among trauma providers
- Conducting trauma research
- Evaluating the system's progress
Mission & Purpose
The Southeastern Trauma Regional Advisory Committee is organized for the purpose specified in Rules and Regulations Governing Ambulance Services and Trauma Systems (NC General Statutes). The purpose of the organization is to optimize trauma care through the development and maintenance of a coordinated regional trauma system.
The mission of the Southeastern RAC is to provide a means for the region's trauma care providers to establish coordinated, efficient trauma care based on national benchmarks and current research, in order to reduce morbidity and mortality, and provide for the best patient outcomes. The SERAC will be an advocate for the citizens of southeastern NC through the integration of education, planning, research and performance improvement.
If you have a question for the Southeastern Regional Advisory Committee, please contact the following administrators:
Kim Royer, RN, BSN, MSHA
Trauma Program Manager
Chip Munna, EMT-P
SERAC Regional Trauma Coordinator
Hans Edwards, EMT-P, BS
SERAC Emergency Response and Recovery Manager