2023 Meeting Schedule

COTS provides the infrastructure that advances the emergency healthcare response across systems in central, southeast, and southeast central Ohio.  Much of this infrastructure exists through COTS committees.  The COTS committees serve as a neutral place where stakeholders can convene to resolve trauma, emergency services, and emergency preparedness and response issues through multi-disciplinary collaboration.  Stakeholders serve as voluntary committee chairpersons and represent hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), public health agencies, law enforcement, local/county government, and other non-profits.  

Each committee has a distinct focus with Board delineated roles and responsibilities. Committee issues are presented, discussed, strategized, and resolved via consensus and parliamentary processes. COTS committee work is patient-focused.  The result of committee work is the establishment of regional protocols, guidelines, and/or standards that aim to improve trauma care, emergency care, and emergency preparedness and response for the communities in which we serve.  Click here for a COTS membership map.  

For information about COTS Committees, click here to contact a COTS associate. 

The work of COTS is a collaborative effort.  We can accomplish our mission due to the in-kind donation of time, expertise, and true passion for patient centered care from over 1,500 healthcare partners.