OCOT LogoAbout the Ohio Committee on Trauma

The Ohio Committee on Trauma is a group that is comprised of surgeons and health care professionals dedicated to improving care of the injured patient. Care of the injured or "trauma" patient is a continuum and begins the moment an injury occurs and continues through rehabilitation and re-entry into society. The National A.C.S.C.O.T. "strives to be a resource for our professionals and other entities – professional, public, and goverment – in topics concerning trauma prevention and care." (ACSCOT Blue Book) The Ohio C.O.T. is dedicated to improving trauma care along the continuum through a focus on:

  • Public and professional education
  • Advocacy
  • Injury prevention
  • Trauma system development
  • Standards of care
  • Quality of patient care
  • Financial assessment of care

OCOT Fall Meeting and Trauma Paper Competition Set for October 28

The Ohio Committee on Trauma will hold its Fall Meeting and Trauma Paper Competition on Monday, October 28, 2013, in the Grand Ballroom of the Global Center for Health Innovation (Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center), 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.

The Trauma Paper Competition will begin at 4:00 pm proceeded by the Fall Meeting. The meeting will conclude at 6:00 pm.

CLICK HERE! to register online.

CLICK HERE! to download the registration form that can be faxed to 877-835-5798.

The Fall Meeting is being held in conjunction with the Northern Ohio Trauma System 3rd Annual Trauma Symposium.  If you would like more information about the Symposium to or register, please visit www.northernohiotraumasystem.com/registration/.

Upcoming Events


OCOT meetings are held twice per year in cities around the state. Visit the Events page for more details about these meetings as they become available.


The Ohio Committee on Trauma is active in promoting trauma education, advocacy, promotes trauma research by sponsoring an annual trauma resident research competition, and continues to host Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses. The ATLS Course teaches a systematic, concise approach to the early care of the trauma patient. This course is vital to guiding care for the injured patient in emergency department trauma rooms. The course training provides a common language that can save lives in critical situations.. The Ohio COT will continue to play an active role in the development of the trauma system.

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State EMS Board & State Trauma Committee

As a result of state legislation passed in May 2000, (HB 138) a new state EMS board and the state trauma committee has been appointed. The trauma committee will address many aspects of the developing state trauma system. 

State Board of Emergency Medical ServicesClick here for a direct link to the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety EMS web page which lists the members of the State EMS board.

State Trauma Commitee –The EMS Board Trauma Committee is comprised of 24 healthcare and EMS experts from across the state.

The Trauma Committee, working closely with the Regional Physician Advisory Boards, will assist the EMS Board over the next two years in developing the rules and protocols necessary to ensure that the most seriously injured trauma victims in Ohio are matched with an appropriate level of medical care.

Ohio Trauma Centers

The following are currently verified as trauma centers by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).  

Level 1 Trauma Centers

Akron General Medical Center
400 Wabash Ave
Akron, OH 44307
(330) 344-6000
Akron City Hospital
525 E. Market St
Akron, OH 44304
(330) 375-3000
The University Hospital
234 Goodman St
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 584-1000
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Dr
Cleveland, OH 44109
(216) 778-7800
Grant Medical Center
111 S Grant Ave
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 566-9000
Ohio State University Medical Center
410 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 293-8652
Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St
Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 208-8000
University of Toledo Medical Center
3000 Arlington Ave
Toledo, OH 43614
(800) 321-8383
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
2213 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH 43608
(419) 251-3232
The Toledo Hospital
2142 N Cove Blvd
Toledo, OH 43606
(419) 291-4000
St. Elizabeth Health Center
1044 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44501
(330) 746-7211


Level 2 Trauma Centers

Aultman Hospital
2600 Sixth St SW
Canton, OH 44710
(800) 686-9373
Mercy Medical Center
1320 Mercy Dr NW
Canton, OH 44708
(330) 489-1000
Fairview Hospital
18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
(216) 476-7000
Mount Carmel West Hospital
793 West State St
Columbus, OH 43222
(614) 234-5000
Riverside Methodist Hospital
3535 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 566-5000
Huron Hospital
13951 Terrace Rd
East Cleveland, OH 44112
(216) 761-3300
Lakewood Hospital
14519 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 521-4200
Lima Memorial Health System
1001 Bellefontaine Ave
Lima, OH 45804
(419) 228-3335
St. Rita's Medical Center
730 W Market St
Lima, OH 45801
(419) 227-3361
MedCentral Health System
335 Glessner Avenue
Mansfield, OH 44903
(419) 526-8000
Hillcrest Hospital
6780 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
(440) 312-4500


Level 3 Trauma Centers

Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center
1341 Clark Street
Cambridge, OH 43725
(740) 439-8000
Bethesda North Hospital
10500 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 865-1111
Defiance Regional Medical Center
1200 Ralston Ave.
Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 783-6955
Blanchard Valley Hospital
1900 South Main St
Findlay, OH 45840
(419) 423-4500
Marietta Memorial Hospital
401 Matthew St
Marietta, OH 45750
(740) 374-1400
East Ohio Regional Hospital
90 N 4th St
Martins Ferry, OH 43935
(740) 633-1100
Affinity Medical Center
875 8th Street Northeast
Massillon, OH 44646
(330) 832-8761
Southwest General Health Center
18697 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130-3497
(440) 816-8000
Atrium Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Middletown, Ohio 45005
(513) 424-2111
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
272 Benedict Ave
Norwalk, OH 44857
(419) 668-8101
Mercy St. Charles Hospital
2600 Navarre Ave.
Oregon, OH 43616
(419) 696-7200
Robinson Memorial Hospital
6847 N. Chestnut St.
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
(330) 297-0811
Flower Hospital
5200 Harroun Rd
Sylvania, OH 43560
(419) 824-1444

St. Joseph Health Center
667 Eastland Avenue
Warren, Ohio 44484
(330) 841-4000

Trumbull Memorial Hospital
1350 E Market St
Warren, OH 44482
(330) 841-9011
St. John West Shore Hospital
29000 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145
(440) 835-8000
Greene Memorial Hospital
1141 North Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 352-2000


Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers

Cincinnati Children's Hospital
3333 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45229
(800) 344-2462
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 844-1000
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-2000


Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Centers

Akron Children's Hospital
300 Locust Street
Akron, OH 44302-1800
(330) 762-3100
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Dr
Cleveland, OH 44109
(216) 778-7800
Children's Medical Center
One Children's Plaza
Dayton, OH 45404
(937) 641-3000


Ohio Burn Care Facilities

CR Boeckman Regional
Burn Center
One Perkins Square
Akron, Ohio 44308
Director: Robert L. Klein MD

The Shriners Hospitals
for Children
Cincinnati Burns Hospital
3229 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Glenn D. Warden, MD

The University Hospital
Burn Special Care Unit
234 Goodman St. 45219-0818
Director: Richard J. Kagan, MD

MetroHealth Medical Center Comprehensive Burn
Care Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Richard B. Fratianne, MD

Children's Hospital Burn Unit
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Director: Gail E. Besner, MD

Ohio State University Hospitals Burn Center
410 W. 10th Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1228
Director: Brentley Buchele MD

Miami Valley Hospital
Regional Adult Burn Center
One Wyoming St.
Dayton, OH 45409-2722
Director: Travis L. Perry, MD

St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center
Burn Care Center
2213 Cherry St.
Toledo, Ohio 43608-2691
Director: Michael A. Yanik, MD


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History of the Ohio COT

The Ohio Committee on Trauma was established in the early 1970s. The first chairman was Dr. Bob Heide, an orthopedist from Cincinnati. Beginning around 1976, the Committee was lead by Dr. Bob Waltz, a Cleveland general surgeon and in 1981 by Dr. Robert Zollinger of Cleveland. Dr. Richard Fratianne became the chairman in 1983 and held meetings in conjunction with the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Initial meetings focused on advancing trauma education through the development of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses throughout the state.

In 1984, the Ohio COT hosted a meeting featuring guest speakers from the Pennsylvania trauma system. Following their presentation, the group developed a trauma systems plan that represented the first efforts to establish a statewide trauma system.

In 1996, the Ohio COT became actively involved in efforts to pass HB 138, trauma systems legislation sponsored by Rep. William Schuck, R-Columbus. The group actively lobbied for HB 138. The bill passed in May, 2000.

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Jonathan M. Saxe, MD, FACS
Trauma and General Surgeon
Wright State University
1 Wyoming St Ste 7000
Dayton, OH 45409

Executive Office

Ohio Committee on Trauma
PO Box 1715
Columbus, OH 43216
(877) 677-3227
(877) 835-5798 (Fax)

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