LERN engaged the Trauma System Evaluation and Planning Committee (TSEPC) of the American College of Surgeons in the summer of 2009 to conduct a consultative visit. The TSEPC consultation program is the gold standard for independent assessment of trauma systems. The TSEPC consultative visit provided a comprehensive assessment of LERN’s then progress to date in developing all the fundamental elements of trauma system. The final consultation report issued by the TSEPC consultation team also included a specific list of priority recommendations for LERN’s continued development.

Click to download the American College of Surgeons Site Consultation Report.

In response to the 2009 TSEPC recommendations, LERN’s governing board established a list of strategic priorities to guide organizational planning and decision-making. The Board reviews the strategic priorities and updates the list as necessary to accurately reflect the priority tasks of the organization. LERN’s current (2012 to 2015) strategic priorities include the following:

1. LERN Mission Sustainability
Strengthen the sustainability of LERN’s mission, including state office operations and the development of an ideal statewide network of designated trauma centers.

  • Lessen or eliminate LERN’s reliance on state general fund dollars
  • Maximize LERN funding from recurring, dedicated source(s)
2. Statewide Trauma Center Network
3. STEMI Network
4. Stroke Network
5. State Registries for Trauma, Stroke and STEMI
6. MCI/Disaster Preparedness

Click for detailed action plans for each of the priorities.

Strategic Plan FY 2012-2016

Click for LERN’s DHH Strategic Plan FY 2012-2016.