Trauma Professionals Plead for More Funding

Medical professionals appealed to the Legislature on Tuesday for additional money for state trauma services.

At a Capitol press conference held by the Coalition to Protect Trauma Care, a partnership of medical groups, Dr. Brian Eastridge, a trauma surgeon from San Antonio, said the state's financing for trauma services is “drastically, woefully undersupported."

The group asked legislators to use some of the $424.8 million in the Designated Trauma Facility and EMS Account to fund trauma care. Last session, legislators allocated just $59 million to the state's 265 trauma centers. 

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