Indiana State Trauma Care Committee
About the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee
On January 9, 2017, Governor Holcomb re-issued Governor Daniels' original Executive Order creating the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee. A link to the full text of the re-issued order can be found here.
Membership of the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee
|Vice Chair||Bryan Langley||IDHS|
|Level I Trauma Center Physician||Ben Zarzaur, MD||Eskenazi Health|
|Level I Trauma Center Physician||Stephanie Savage, MD||IU Health – Methodist Hospital|
|Level I Trauma Center Physician||Thomas M. Rouse, MD||IU Health - Riley Hospital for Children|
|Level I Trauma Center Physician||Lewis E. Jacobson, MD||St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital|
|Level II Trauma Center Physician||W. Matthew Vassy, MD||Deaconess Hospital|
|Level II Trauma Center Physician||Donald Reed, MD||Lutheran Hospital|
|Level II Trauma Center Physician||Scott Thomas, MD||Memorial Hospital of South Bend|
|Level II Trauma Center Physician||TBD||Parkview Regional Medical Center|
|Level II Trauma Center Physician||Kevin McConnell, MD||St. Vincent Evansville|
|Level III Trauma Center Physician||David Purdom, MD||Good Samaritan Hospital|
|Level III Trauma Center Physician||Ruban Nirmalan, MD||IU Health Arnett|
|Level III Trauma Center Physician||Mark Saleem, MD||IU Health Ball Memorial|
|Level III Trauma Center Physician||Joseph Baer, MD||St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital|
|Emergency Medicine Physician||Chris Hartman, MD||Franciscan Health - Indianapolis|
|Emergency Medical Services for Children||TBD|
|Emergency Medical Services Provider||Ryan E. Williams, RN, BSN, EMT-P||Reid Health|
|Fire Rescue Services Representative||Tim Smith, Fire Chief||Vincennes Township Fire Department|
|Nurse||Rebecca Dillon, RN||IU Health - Ball Memorial Hospital|
|Nurse||Lisa Hollister, RN||Parkview Regional Medical Center|
|Physician – Rural||David J. Welsh, MD||General Surgeon|
|Physician – Gary||Michael A. McGee, MD||Methodist Hospital of Gary|
|IHA Representative||Spencer Grover||Indiana Hospital Association|
|Ex-Officio||Tony Murray||Professional Fire Fighters’ Union of Indiana|
Meetings of the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee
The Trauma Care Committee meets at the Indiana State Department of Health at 10 am. This meeting is followed by the Indiana Trauma Network at 12:30 pm. Past and future meeting dates are listed below.
"In the Process of ACS Verification" Process
The EMS Commission's Triage and Transportation Rule permits hospitals to be considered "trauma centers" if the hospital is either:
- Verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
- Designated a "trauma center" by a neighboring state's trauma center designation system (if comparable to ACS' system).
- "In the process of ACS verification".
The EMS Commission partners with the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee (ISTCC) to review "in the process of ACS verification" applications. The ISTCC/State Health Commissioner reviews the hospital's application. The State Health Commissioner then recommends to the EMS Commission whether a hospital should be considered a "trauma center" for this Rule's purposes. The "In the process of ACS verification" process application is available on the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (EMS Commission) website. Hospitals must provide sufficient documentation for the ISDH to conclude that the hospital complies with a series of requirements. The provisional trauma center status shall not exceed 2 years from the date the provisional status begins. If the hospital is not able to become verified a trauma center within that 2-year period:
- Provisional status is revoked.
- Hospital cannot re-apply for "in the process" status for at least 3 years.
As of April 2014, all "in the process of ACS verification" trauma centers must complete a 1 year review to ensure the hospital is on track to becoming verified within the 2 year period.
"In process" before December 12, 2014
If your hospital was granted "in the process of ACS verification" status BEFORE DECEMBER 12, 2014, complete a 1 year review checklist and supporting documents. These documents will be sent to the Trauma Program Manager listed on the "In the process of ACS verification" application by the Director of the Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention at ISDH two months before the documents are due.
"In process" after December 12, 2014
If your hospital was granted "in the process of ACS verification" status AFTER DECEMBER 12, 2014, complete the updated 1 year review checklist and supporting documents.These documents will be sent to the Trauma Program Manager listed on the "In the process of ACS verification" application by the Director of the Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention at ISDH two months before the documents are due.
Please note: always check the ACS website to ensure you schedule your Consultation/Verification visits in time!
These are the spreadsheets needed for the "in the process of ACS verification" applications: Level II and III excel spreadsheets.
1 Year Review Documents
The Designation subcommittee advises the ISDH on all matters regarding state designation. They helped the EMS Commission create the guidelines for the "in the process of ACS verification" trauma center status, review applications and 1 year review documents, and make recommendations to the ISTCC. The ISTCC designation subcommittee will also help draft the state's trauma center designation rule. If you are interested in joining the Designation subcommittee, please contact the Director of Trauma and Injury Prevention, Katie Hokanson: email@example.com .
Date Agenda Notes October 10, 2017 October agenda October notes August, 2017 August agenda August notes April 14, 2017 April 14 agenda April 14 notes January 25, 2017 January 25 agenda January 25 notes December 15, 2016 December 15 agenda December 15 notes September 29, 2016 September 29 agenda September 29 notes August 3, 2016 August 3 agenda August 3 notes June 8, 2016 June 8 agenda June 8 notes April 12, 2016 April 12 agenda April 12 notes January 26, 2016 January 26 agenda January 26 notes October 19, 2015 October 19 agenda October 19 notes October 2, 2015 October 2 agenda October 2 notes September 30, 2015 September agenda September notes August 13, 2015 August agenda August notes July 2, 2015 July agenda July notes April 20, 2015 April agenda April notes January 28, 2015 January agenda January notes October 2, 2014 October agenda October notes September 16, 2014 September agenda September notes August 8, 2014 August agenda August notes July 31, 2014 July agenda July notes July 26, 2014 July agenda July notes October 2, 2013 October agenda October notes October 9, 2012 October agenda October notes
Trauma System Planning Subcommittee
The Trauma System Planning subcommittee assists the ISDH Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention in identifying priorities and establishing deadlines for trauma system development initiatives. If you are interested in joining the trauma system planning subcommittee, please contact the Director of Trauma and Injury Prevention, Katie Hokanson: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Date Agenda Notes December 8, 2014 Agenda Notes July 24, 2014 Agenda Notes June 18, 2014 Agenda Notes
Performance Improvement Subcommittee
The Performance Improvement (PI) subcommittee identifies areas of opportunity in the statewide trauma system and uses the Indiana Trauma Registry data to track and trend results of their efforts in improving the overall system. If you are interested in joining the PI subcommittee, please contact the Director of Trauma and Injury Prevention, Katie Hokanson: email@example.com .
Notes November 14, 2017 November agenda November notes September 12, 2017 September agenda September notes July 11, 2017 MEETING WAS CANCELLED May 16, 2017 May agenda May notes March 14, 2017 March agenda March notes November 15, 2016 November agenda November notes October 4, 2016 October agenda October notes September 13, 2016 September agenda September notes May 10, 2016 May agenda May notes January 12, 2016 January agenda January notes December 9, 2016 December agenda December notes November 10, 2015 November agenda November notes August 11, 2015 August agenda August notes May 12, 2015 May agenda May notes February 10, 2015 February agenda February notes October 14, 2014 October agenda October notes May 7, 2014 May agenda May notes January 28, 2014 January agenda January notes October 22, 2013 October agenda October notes July 11, 2013 July agenda July notes April 25, 2013 April agenda April notes January 24, 2013 January agenda