West Central Regional Trauma Advisory Council


Central RTAC Mission Statement


The mission of the WC-RTAC is to promote quality and accessible trauma care in Western Wisconsin, Promote Public Safety and injury prevention in our communities and to promote the progression and personal development of itndividual and organizational members through education and system development.

The geographic region of the West Central Regional Trauma Advisory Council (WC-RTAC) includes  all of Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin.  Hospitals from Barron and Burnett County have designated to the WC-RTAC.  Those three counties also have designated facilities and transport agencies that belong to other RTAC’s.  A transport service from Barron County is included as well as transport services from Eastern Minnesota.  The WC-RTAC’s resource hospital is a level one trauma facility in St. Paul Minnesota.


The WC-RTAC is a non-profit group that promotes trauma education and prevention in western WI. WC-RTAC holds bi-monthly meetings on the third Thursday of odd months at 6:30 pm. 


A representative from the WC-RTAC, in the more recent past the WC-RTAC Coordinator, attends state meetings.  A representative has and is required to attend 75% of these meetings.  These meetings include RTAC Coordinator meeting and STAC (State Trauma Advisory Council).  Other meetings attend at the State level may include:  STAC working committee, Trauma Coordinators, Hospital Registrars, EMSC (Emergency Medical Services for Children), EMS Advisory, and any sub-committee meetings at the state level.


All of the members of WC-RTAC are volunteer and give there time to serve on one or more of the WC-RTAC active committees.  The Executive Council, Performance Improvement, Injury Prevention, and Emergency Preparedness.  All active WC-RTAC members are encouraged to be a member of, at least, one committee. The WC-RTAC is striving to provide timely quality care for trauma patients in the Western Wisconsin area.

The next STAC Meeting will be: April 8th 2015 in The Wisconsin Dells

For more information on the Wisconson Trauma System please visit there website at: http://www.wisconsintraumacare.org/

1General Membership Meetings for 2014-15

January 16th 2014- Spring Valley EMS Station EMS  Agenda Minutes

March 20th Baldwin Area EMS  Meeting Cancelled

May 15th- Baldwin Area EMS Agenda  Minutes

July 17th - Amery Regional Medical Center  Agenda Minutes

September 18th Spring Valley EMS Station  Agenda

November 20th  Hudson EMS Station Agenda Minutes

January 15th 2015 Burnett Medical Center Agenda Minutes

March 19th 2015 Ready Randy's New Richmond WI Agenda

All scheduled meetings are at 6:30pm, unless indicated otherwise.  Locations to be determined and will be updated as they are confirmed.


Mary Waters recognized by the state of Wisconsin.  Check out the details on the Injury Prevention link of the website!   Congrats Mary!!

Health Care Coalitions
The State of Wisconsin is moving forward with a transition towards the establishment and formation of Regional Health Care Coalitions.  This will mean a number of changes for the regional involvement of Public Health, Hospital Preparedness, Trauma and other Health Care related areas.  We will continue to discuss these updates and how they will impact and affect our area at the West Central RTAC Meetings.  As part of this transition, the West Central RTAC along with the Lake Superior RTAC and the North-Northwest RTAC will be consolidating to one region effective July 1st 2015.  The best way to keep up to date and offer your input on these changes is to attend the RTAC meetings and voice your opinion so that the RTAC Coordinator may convey it to the state.   I have attached a link to the webinar that was broadcast in early July for any who may wish to watch it. 

 HealthCare Coalition Planning June 2014 webcast

PSA Contest Winners Announced!

Winning this years PSA Contest is the team from Amery High School. 

Amery High School Winning team along with staff advisor Josh Gould and the Principal from Amery HS.  Pictured along with Nicole Gullickson- Amery EMS Director, Pam Jenkins- Amery Hospital and Brian Posner- WC RTAC Coordinator

The Runners up this year was the team from Hudson High School:

Hudson High School Runner up team, along with Heidi Hoschka from Hudson Hospital, Kim Eby- St Croix EMS Chief, Marty Jensen- Hudson Chief of Police, and Brian Posner from the West Central RTAC.

Congrats to all of our winners and participants.  This has been a truly amazing success at reaching out to the students and members of our communities!

Check out the West Central RTACs Facebook page by clicking HERE

All 3 of these videos are also available on the West Central RTACs Youtube Page too! 

The new tool kit (released December 2013) is now available for those interested.  Please contact the West Central RTAC Coordinator for any requests of copies of the CD. 


WC-RTAC on social media
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The WC-RTAC is expanding to social media.  Follow us on Twitter @wcrtac 
 Like us on Facebook to get up to date information on our local trauma system and events taking place in the region. 

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