Paris Regional Medical Center’s Chest Pain/Stroke Program Coordinator Named New NETRAC-F President

The Paris Regional Medical Center is proud to congratulate Chest Pain/Stroke Program Coordinator Brad Cecil, RN, BSN on his election as the new Northeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (NETRAC) Trauma Service Area F Chair.

NETRAC serves eight counties across 5,500 square miles in the Northeast Texas region, which includes 300,000 citizens, six hospitals – including ours – six EMS providers, two Air Medical providers, and two stand-alone ERs.

The organization’s mission is to “to provide a full continuum of quality health care to all trauma victims in Trauma Service Area F without regard to age, race, gender, color, national origin, disability, religion or ability to pay.” NETRAC is headed by Executive Director Russell Thrasher of Paris EMS, and PRMC Trauma Program Manager Jynnell Elder is its secretary.

“Throughout the pandemic – and before – the RAC has played a central role in helping us meet both supply and staffing needs,” said Steve Hyde, CEO of the Paris Regional Medical Center. “The resources and legislative work they do at the regional and state levels are critical to the operation and success of healthcare organizations, and we are extremely proud to have one of our own leading their charge. Brad is a strong leader and will be a great asset.

Cecil brings with him 21 years of experience in the health field.

“I am honored to be elected future President of RAC-F and grateful to have the opportunity to represent the Paris Regional Medical Center at the regional and national levels,” said Cecil. “I hope to take this opportunity, along with the other members of the RAC Board of Directors, to improve the overall care of acute care patients within our community and service area.”

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