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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

Role/RepresentingMemberRepresenting
ChairKristina Box, MDIDOH
Vice ChairStephen CoxIDHS
Level III Trauma Center PhysicianLuis Benavente, MDElkhart General Hospital
Level I Trauma Center PhysicianErik Streib, MDEskenazi Health
Level I Trauma Center PhysicianPeter M. Hammer, MDIU Health – Methodist Hospital
Level I Trauma Center PhysicianThomas M. Rouse, MDIU Health - Riley Hospital for Children
Level I Trauma Center PhysicianLewis E. Jacobson, MDAscension St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
Level II Trauma Center PhysicianJay Woodland, MDDeaconess Hospital
Level II Trauma Center PhysicianKeith Clancy, MDLutheran Hospital
Level II Trauma Center PhysicianScott Thomas, MDMemorial Hospital of South Bend
Level II Trauma Center PhysicianRaymond Cava, MDParkview Regional Medical Center
Level II Trauma Center PhysicianKevin McConnell, MDAscension St. Vincent Evansville Hospital
Level III Trauma Center PhysicianRong Yang, MDGood Samaritan Hospital
Level III Trauma Center PhysicianRuban Nirmalan, MDIU Health Arnett
Level III Trauma Center PhysicianMark Saleem, MDIU Health Ball Memorial
Level III Trauma Center PhysicianJoseph Baer, MDAscension St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital
Emergency Medicine PhysicianChris Hartman, MDFranciscan Health - Indianapolis
Emergency Medical Services for ChildrenElizabeth Weinstein, MDIndiana Emergency Medical Services for Children
Emergency Medical Services ProviderRyan E. Williams, RN, BSN, EMT-PReid Health
Fire Rescue Services RepresentativeDouglas Randell, Division Chief of EMSPlainfield Fire Territory
NurseKelly Blanton, RNAscension St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
NurseLisa Hollister, RNParkview Regional Medical Center
Physician – RuralDavid J. Welsh, MDGeneral Surgeon
Physician – GaryMichael A. McGee, MDMethodist Hospital of Gary
IHA RepresentativeAndrew VanZeeIndiana Hospital Association
Ex-OfficioTony MurrayProfessional Fire Fighters’ Union of Indiana

Meetings of the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee

The Trauma Care Committee meets at the Indiana Government Center - South Conference Center at 10 am EST. This meeting is followed by the Indiana Trauma Network at 12:30 pm. Past and future meeting dates are listed below.

DateAgendaMinutesAdditional DocumentsWebcasts
May 21, 2021AgendaMeeting Notes

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February 19, 2021AgendaMeeting Notes

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October 16, 2020AgendaMeeting Notes

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ISTCC - 

https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/pcgbd1qg2xlb/

August 21, 2020AgendaMeeting Notes

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June 19, 2020  MEETING WAS CANCELED 
April 17, 2020  MEETING WAS CANCELED 
February 21, 2020AgendaMeeting Notes

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ISTCC https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/pfvtnx3tpbx7/

December 13, 2019Agenda 

Presentation:

ISTCC - https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/puwhrgtb84b8/

ITN - https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/p756h5dqc0mt/

October 11, 2019AgendaMeeting Notes

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ISTCC - https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/pp5heclsxhn7/

ITN - https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/pecme21hy7l3/

August 16, 2019AgendaMeeting Notes

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June 21, 2019AgendaMeeting Notes

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ISTCC & ITN - https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/phlytzkcbbf7/
April 26, 2019  MEETING WAS CANCELED 
February 22, 2019  MEETING WAS CANCELED 
December 14, 2018AgendaMeeting Notes

Presentation:

Handouts:

ISTCC - https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/pospes1mknay/

ITN - https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/pberpury8t0q/

October 19, 2018AgendaMeeting Notes

Presentation:

ISTCC -  https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/p6kzt084at2r/

ITN - https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/p1wjcnixkx9j/

August 17, 2018AgendaMeeting Notes

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ISTCC- https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/pv4y4qgccont/

ITN- https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/pu3qt2jetsb5/

June 15, 2018AgendaMeeting Notes

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Handouts:

ISTCC - https://Indiana.adobeconnect.com/pnxjxd830pgx/

ITN - Https://Indiana.adobeconnect.com/pri0znog2a4/

Apr. 20, 2018  MEETING WAS CANCELED 
Feb. 16, 2018AgendaMeeting Notes

Presentation:

Handouts:

ISTCC- https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/pcevkvd85s0n/

ITN - https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/pzmexaugit4d/

Dec. 15, 2017

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Oct. 20, 2017

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Aug. 18, 2017

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June 16, 2017

  MEETING WAS CANCELED 

Apr. 21, 2017

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Feb. 17, 2017

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Dec. 16, 2016

  

MEETING WAS CANCELED

 

Oct. 21, 2016

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Aug. 19, 2016

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June 17, 2016

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Apr. 15, 2016

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Feb. 19, 2016

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Dec. 11, 2015AgendaMeeting Notes

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Oct. 30, 2015AgendaMeeting Notes

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Aug. 21, 2015AgendaMeeting Notes

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May 22, 2015AgendaMeeting Notes

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Feb. 20, 2015AgendaMeeting Notes

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Nov. 14, 2014AgendaMeeting Notes

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Aug. 8, 2014AgendaMeeting Notes

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May 9, 2014AgendaMeeting NotesPresentations:  
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Nov. 8, 2013 AgendaMeeting NotesPresentations: Handouts:  
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Oct. 26, 2012AgendaMeeting Notes  
Aug. 3, 2012AgendaMeeting Notes  
May 11, 2012AgendaMeeting Notes  
Feb. 17, 2012AgendaMeeting Notes  
Nov. 4, 2011AgendaMeeting Notes  
May 20, 2011AgendaMeeting Notes  
Feb. 4, 2011AgendaMeeting Notes  
Oct. 14, 2010AgendaMeeting Notes  
July 27, 2010AgendaMeeting Notes  

"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.

Designation Subcommittee

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 send to indianatrauma@isdh.in.gov.

DateAgendaNotes
August 3, 2021August agendaAugust notes
June 17, 2021June agendaJune notes
February 3, 2020February agendaFebruary notes
June 3, 2019June agendaJune notes
February 7, 2018February agendaFebruary notes
October 10, 2017October agendaOctober notes
August, 2017August agendaAugust notes
April 14, 2017April 14 agendaApril 14 notes
January 25, 2017January 25 agendaJanuary 25 notes
December 15, 2016December 15 agendaDecember 15 notes
September 29, 2016September 29 agendaSeptember 29 notes
August 3, 2016August 3 agendaAugust 3 notes
June 8, 2016June 8 agendaJune 8 notes
April 12, 2016April 12 agendaApril 12 notes
January 26, 2016January 26 agendaJanuary 26 notes
October 19, 2015October 19 agendaOctober 19 notes
October 2, 2015October 2 agenda October 2 notes
September 30, 2015September agenda September notes
August 13, 2015August agendaAugust notes
July 2, 2015July agendaJuly notes
April 20, 2015April agendaApril notes
January 28, 2015January agendaJanuary notes
October 2, 2014October agendaOctober notes
September 16, 2014September agendaSeptember notes
August 8, 2014August agendaAugust notes
July 31, 2014July agendaJuly notes
July 26, 2014July agendaJuly notes
October 2, 2013October agendaOctober notes
October 9, 2012October agendaOctober notes

Trauma System Planning Subcommittee

The Trauma System Planning subcommittee assists the IDOH 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 send to indianatrauma@isdh.in.gov.

DateAgendaNotes
September 15, 2020AgendaNotes
December 13, 2019AgendaNotes
October 11, 2019AgendaNotes
August 16, 2019AgendaNotes
June 21, 2019AgendaNotes
December 14, 2018AgendaNotes
October 19, 2018AgendaNotes
August 17, 2018AgendaNotes
February 16, 2018AgendaNotes
December 15, 2018AgendaNotes
October 20, 2017AgendaNotes
September 19, 2017AgendaNotes
December 8, 2014AgendaNotes
July 24, 2014AgendaNotes
June 18, 2014AgendaNotes

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 send to indianatrauma@isdh.in.gov.

Date

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NovemberNovember agendaNovember notes
September 14, 2021CANCELED 
July 13, 2021July agendaJuly notes
May 11, 2021May agendaMay notes
March 16, 2021March agendaMarch notes
January 12, 2021CANCELED 
November  17, 2020November agendaNovember notes
September 15, 2020September agendaSeptember notes
May 20, 2020CANCELED 
March 17, 2020CANCELED 
January  14, 2020January agendaJanuary notes
November 19, 2019November agendaNovember notes
September 10, 2019September agendaSeptember notes
July 16, 2019CANCELED 
May 14, 2019May agendaMay notes
March 12, 2019March agendaMarch notes
November 13, 2018November agendaNovember notes
September 11, 2018September agendaSeptember notes
July 10, 2018CANCELED 
May 5, 2018May agendaMay notes
March 13, 2018March agendaMarch notes
January 23, 2018January agendaJanuary notes
November 14, 2017November agendaNovember notes
September 12, 2017September agendaSeptember notes
July 11, 2017CANCELED 
May 16, 2017May agendaMay notes
March 14, 2017March agendaMarch notes
November 15, 2016November agendaNovember notes
October 4, 2016October agendaOctober notes
September 13, 2016September agendaSeptember notes
May 10, 2016May agenda May notes
January 12, 2016January agendaJanuary notes
December 9, 2016December agendaDecember notes
November 10, 2015November agendaNovember notes
August 11, 2015August agendaAugust notes
May 12, 2015May agendaMay notes 
February 10, 2015February agenda February notes
October 14, 2014October agenda October notes 
May 7, 2014May agenda May notes
January 28, 2014January agendaJanuary notes
October 22, 2013October agendaOctober notes
July 11, 2013July agendaJuly notes
April 25, 2013April agenda April notes 
January 24, 2013January agenda 

January notes 

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