Minnesota Metropolitan Regional Trauma Advisor Committee (MMRTAC)
The Minnesota Metropolitan Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (MMRTAC) represents the healthcare systems in the seven metropolitan counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. Minnesota Statues §144.408 defines the functions of the MMRTAC to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Minnesota (State) Trauma Advisory Council (STAC) for regional modifications to the statewide trauma criteria to improve patient care and accommodate specific metropolitan regional needs.
The STAC seeks the advice from the Regional Trauma Advisory Committees (RTACs) across Minnesota regarding process improvements, implementing and updating the trauma hospital level designation criteria, and to adapt, modify, and implement the criteria as appropriate to accommodate Minnesota’s unique geography and the state’s hospital and health professional distribution.
The Metropolitan Emergency Services Board serves as the administrative and fiscal agent for the MMRTAC.
The MMRTAC meets quarterly at the Metropolitan Counties Government Center, 2099 University Avenue West, St. Paul. During the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will occur virtually.
The MMRTAC will meet on the following dates in 2021, starting at 7:00 a.m.:
The current membership of the MMRTAC is as follows:
Tom Edminson, M Health Fairview EMS
Tammy Gallagher, RN, Mercy Hospital
Tiffany Gear, RN, United Hospital
Jonathan C. Gipson, MD, North Memorial Medical Center
Polly Groshens, RN, M Health Fairview – St. Johns
Uroghupatei Iyegha, MD, Regions Hospital
Nathan Kreykes, MD, Children’s Hospital and Clinics
David Larson, MD, Ridgeview Medical Center
Charles Lick, MD, Allina Health
Sherrie Murphy, Hennepin Healthcare
Bjorn Peterson, MD, Regions Hospital
Patty Reicks, RN, North Memorial Medical Center
Chad J. Richardson, MD, Hennepin Healthcare
Chris Tignanelli, MD, University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview
MMRTAC Bylaws (Click here to download MMRTAC Bylaws PDF)