Collaboration enhances care across eastern North Carolina.

The Eastern Regional Advisory Committee (ERAC) was organized in 1998 to implement and coordinate a regional trauma system and thereby improve trauma care in eastern North Carolina. The committee’s activities and purpose were mandated by the NC General Assembly, which passed the 1998 Trauma Systems Act.


To establish and maintain a coordinated regional trauma system plan to provide optimal trauma care for the people of eastern North Carolina.


To plan, coordinate and provide education for health care personnel and the public on trauma-related topics including clinical care, prevention, and quality management. ERAC also participates in national, state and regional trauma-related research to advance development of trauma systems and promote understanding of traumatic injury on the human body. Through these efforts, ERAC will continually advance trauma care for people across eastern North Carolina.

ERAC is composed of representatives from 29 counties that comprise the referral region for Vidant Medical Center’s Level I Adult Trauma Center. View the North Carolina Regional Advisory Committee Trauma Center map here.

ERAC EMS Agencies

  • Beaufort County
  • Bertie County
  • Camden County**
  • Carteret County
  • Chowan County
  • Craven County
  • Currituck County**
  • Dare County
  • Duplin County~
  • Edgecombe County
  • Gates County**
  • Greene County**
  • Halifax County
  • Hertford County
  • Hyde County**
  • Jones County**
  • Lenoir County
  • Martin County
  • Nash County
  • Northampton County**
  • Onslow County~
  • Pamlico County**
  • Pasquotank County
  • Perquimans County**
  • Pitt County
  • Tyrrell County**
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • Wilson County

**denotes counties without a hospital
~denotes secondary EMS affiliation


  • Albemarle Health
  • Lenoir Memorial Health
  • Vidant Bertie Hospital
  • Nash General Hospital
  • Naval Medical Center, Camp Lejeune
  • Onslow Memorial Hospital
  • Carteret Health Care
  • Vidant Chowan Hospital
  • Vidant Medical Center
  • Carolina East Medical Center
  • Vidant Beaufort Hospital
  • Martin General Hospital
  • Vidant Duplin Hospital
  • Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital
  • Vidant North Hospital
  • Washington County Hospital
  • The Outer Banks Hospital
  • Wayne Memorial Hospital
  • Vidant Edgecombe Hospital
  • Wilson Medical Center


ERAC and the Vidant Medical Center trauma department are committed to providing trauma education to our 29-county region. Team members can customize trauma-related education to fit the needs of pre-hospital providers, regional hospitals and beyond.

To schedule education, inquire about patient follow-up, or for any other information, contact the trauma outreach/ERAC coordinator at 252-847-8687.

Available education offered through ERAC and VMC includes:

  • Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Customizable Trauma Training
  • Performance Improvement and Case Reviews