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About the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee

On January 14, 2013, Governor Pence 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/Representing Member Representing
Chair Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH ISDH
Vice Chair David Kane IDHS
Level I Trauma Center Physician Gerardo Gomez, MD Eskenazi Health
Level I Trauma Center Physician R. Lawrence Reed, MD, FACS, FCCM IU Health – Methodist Hospital
Level I Trauma Center Physician Thomas M. Rouse, MD IU Health - Riley Hospital for Children 
Level II Trauma Center Physician Lewis E. Jacobson, MD, FACS St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
Level II Trauma Center Physician Stephen Lanzarotti, MD St. Mary’s Hospital
Level II Trauma Center Physician Donald Reed, MD, FACS Lutheran Hospital
Level II Trauma Center Physician Scott Thomas, MD Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Level II Trauma Center Physician W. Matthew Vassy, MD Deaconess Hospital
Level II Trauma Center Physician Mitchell Farber, MD Parkview Regional Medical Center 
Emergency Medicine Physician Chris Hartman, MD St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers
Emergency Medical Services Provider Ryan E. Williams, RN, BSN, EMT-P Reid Memorial Hospital
Fire Rescue Services Representative Tim Smith, Fire Chief Vincennes Township Fire Department
Nurse Meredith J. Addison, RN, MSN, CEN Terre Haute Regional 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

Date Agenda Minutes Additional Documents
Nov. 20, 2015 Agenda Meeting Notes

Presentations:

  • Quarter 2 2015 Trauma Registry Data Presentation
Aug. 21, 2015 Agenda Meeting Notes

Presentations:

  • Quarter 1 2015 Trauma Registry Data Presentation
  • Annual Trauma Registry Data Presentation - 2014
May 22, 2015 Agenda Meeting Notes

Presentations:

  • Quarter 4 2014 Trauma Registry Data Presentation
Feb. 20, 2015 Agenda Meeting Notes

Presentations:

Handouts:

Nov. 14, 2014 Agenda Meeting Notes

Presentations:

Aug. 8, 2014 Agenda Meeting Notes

Presentations:

May 9, 2014 Agenda Meeting Notes Presentations:
Feb. 7, 2014 Agenda Meeting Notes Presentations:
Nov. 8, 2013  Agenda Meeting Notes Presentations:
Handouts:
Aug. 9, 2013 Agenda  Meeting Notes Presentations:
May 10, 2013 Agenda Meeting Notes Handouts:
Presentations:
Feb. 8, 2013 Agenda Meeting Notes Presentations:
Oct. 26, 2012 Agenda Meeting Notes
Aug. 3, 2012 Agenda Meeting Notes
May 11, 2012 Agenda Meeting Notes
Feb. 17, 2012 Agenda Meeting Notes
Nov. 4, 2011 Agenda Meeting Notes
May 20, 2011 Agenda Meeting Notes
Feb. 4, 2011 Agenda Meeting Notes
Oct. 14, 2010 Agenda Meeting Notes
July 27, 2010 Agenda Meeting 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!

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 contact the Director of Trauma and Injury Prevention, Katie Hokanson: khokanson@isdh.in.gov .

Date Agenda 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: khokanson@isdh.in.gov .

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: khokanson@isdh.in.gov .

Date

Agenda

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  January notes 

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