Emergency Services

Do you want to be a part of improving patient outcomes in Central Ohio, then join our team.

The Emergency Services Division of the Central Ohio Trauma System (COTS) serves as a liaison between fire departments, EMS agencies, and hospital emergency departments.  By utilizing a collaborative approach and shared values, we strive to solve difficult healthcare delivery challenges through evidence based research, data collection, and best practice strategies. We share in the mission of improving patient outcomes.  In doing so, we provide value to the community.

Recent work of the Emergency Services division includes but is not limited to:

COTS emergency services partners collaborate with the Disaster and Trauma divisions to ensure best outcomes for the ill and injured of Central Ohio.

The Central Ohio Trauma System offers its members access to cost savings through membership in a group purchasing organization: Savvik, COTS is a member in good standing and has all-access to the Savvik program. For more information on participating in this group purchasing organization, please watch the video and contact COTS Executive Director.

Over the next year, COTS will be working with Drs. Harvey Miller and Ayaz Hyder from the Ohio State University's Center for Urban Research and Analysis (CURA) to reduce the burden of the opioid epidemic in Franklin County using geospatial analytics, predictive modeling, and academic collaboration. This grant was awarded as part of the OSU Opioid Innovation Fund.
Ohio State announces grant funding for research into opioid addiction (The Ohio State University)
Eight Ohio State projects get nearly $500k for opioid-related research (Columbus Dispatch)

Here at COTS we go the extra mile to turn ordinary into extraordinary.​​​​