Mission, Vision, Values


The Central Ohio Trauma System (COTS) is a group of physicians and other experts working together to improve patient outcomes related to trauma, emergency services, and disaster preparedness.


Better care - better outcomes through collaboration, education, and prevention.


  • Inclusiveness
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Excellence


The Central Ohio Trauma System is a voluntary, cooperative, self-regulatory organization and maintains a 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue status for charitable, educational and scientific intent.