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Indiana relies upon the American College of Surgeons — Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) to verify trauma centers. Currently there are nine trauma centers in Indiana:
|Trauma Center Name||Location||Adult Designation||Pediatric Designation|
|Deaconess Hospital||Evansville||Level II|
|IU Health Methodist Hospital||Indianapolis||Level I|
|Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health||Indianapolis||Level I|
|Lutheran Hospital of Indiana||Fort Wayne||Level II||Level II|
|Memorial Hospital South Bend||South Bend||Level II|
|Parkview Regional Medical Center||Fort Wayne||Level II||Level II|
|St. Mary's Medical Center of Evansville||Evansville||Level II||Level II|
|St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital||Indianapolis||Level II|
|William N. Wishard Memorial Hospital||Indianapolis||Level I|
The Indiana State Department of Health’s (ISDH) trauma and injury prevention program has teamed up with the agency’s Office of Primary Care to fund efforts by Indiana trauma centers to work with non-trauma hospitals to better coordinate trauma care throughout the state, especially in rural areas.
The agency will fund trauma centers to teach the Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC), which emphasizes the important role of smaller, often rural, non-trauma hospitals in the overall state trauma system. The RTTDC program covers key concepts in the triage of trauma patients, including the decision whether the hospital can meet the patient’s needs or needs to transfer the patient to a trauma center. Understanding everyone’s role in a statewide trauma system is crucial in providing good care to trauma patients, especially in light of the fact that at least 60% of all trauma deaths occur in areas where only 25% of the population lives.
If your facility is interested in participating in the RTTDC program with a nearby trauma center, please contact the ISDH (Katie Gatz at 317.234.7321 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or your nearest trauma center:
IU Health – Methodist Hospital
Memorial Hospital South Bend
St. Mary’s Hospital
St. Vincent's Hospital - Indianapolis
Director, Trauma and Injury Prevention Division
Trauma Registry Manager