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
|Chair||Kristina Box, MD||ISDH|
|Vice Chair||Bryan Langley||IDHS|
|Level III Trauma Center Physician||TBD||Elkhart General Hospital|
|Level I Trauma Center Physician||Erik Streib, MD||Eskenazi Health|
|Level I Trauma Center Physician||Peter M. Hammer, 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||TBD||Lutheran Hospital|
|Level II Trauma Center Physician||Scott Thomas, MD||Memorial Hospital of South Bend|
|Level II Trauma Center Physician||Raymond Cava, MD||Parkview Regional Medical Center|
|Level II Trauma Center Physician||Kevin McConnell, MD||St. Vincent Evansville|
|Level III Trauma Center Physician||Rong Yang, 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||Elizabeth Weinstein, MD||Indiana Emergency Medical Services for Children|
|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||Andrew VanZee||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 Governement 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.
"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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
|June 3, 2019||June agenda||June notes|
|February 7, 2018||February agenda||February 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: email@example.com .
Date Agenda Notes October 11, 2019 Agenda Notes August 16, 2019 Agenda Notes June 21, 2019 Agenda Notes December 14, 2018 Agenda Notes October 19, 2018 Agenda Notes August 17, 2018 Agenda Notes February 16, 2018 Agenda Notes December 15, 2018 Agenda Notes October 20, 2017 Agenda Notes September 19, 2017 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: firstname.lastname@example.org .