Twenty-five years ago, the Central Ohio Trauma System began as a local resource serving the community with trauma prevention and education to increase victim survival after a trauma event. But, the Central Ohio Trauma System didn’t stop where most trauma networks do.
Over the last 25 years, we’ve doubled the size of the areas we serve and evolved into a healthcare coalition for trauma, emergency and disaster preparedness.
We’ve become known for standing ready to support the teams who keep Ohio safe, through our regional trauma organization, our emergency services collaborative, our disaster preparedness coalition and our award-winning educational programming. And, to those teams, we’ve become known as simply COTS.
Today, our board and committee members represent almost half of the Ohio and we provide services well beyond our foundation in trauma. It’s time to make it official: we are COTS.
No longer just an acronym, COTS is now our formal name signifying the evolution of our coalition and representing all of our members and the diverse work they do.
When the worst happens the best are ready.
COTS - A healthcare coalition for trauma, emergency services and emergency preparedness and response