Mission, Vision, Values


The Central Ohio Trauma System (COTS) is a group of physicians, healthcare professionals, 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.


Optimistic – we have a positive and uplifting attitude and are open to new challenges.

Good people, doing good things – we aim to be principled in all aspects of our work.

Trustworthy – we have caring and personal attitudes toward building our partner relations.

Practiced – we are knowledgeable, experienced, and able to carry out our assigned work/projects.

Collaborative – we are unbiased and collegial with our partners.

Engaged – we are proactive and responsive to our customer’s needs

COTS Statement of Service

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​COTS Strategic Plan 2020-2022

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.