Grant has maintained verification as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons since 1993, with the most recent re-verification in 2012.

As the busiest adult Level I Trauma Center in Ohio, Grant Trauma provides care to thousands of seriously injured patients regardless of severity or complexity.

Our trauma team includes specialized trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons to meet the patient's complex needs.

  • At any given time, 15 physicians are on call and immediately available
  • Multidisciplinary response teams are available 24 hours a day
  • A pool of more than 200 physicians is available to treat a trauma patient

Understanding the journey of a trauma patient at Grant

Once a trauma patient arrives at Grant, we follow that patient through several phases of care.

First Steps
Trauma patients arrive at Grant's Emergency Department (ED), where the trauma team performs a thorough exam of injuries to determine the care that's needed. After immediate needs are met in the ED, operating room (OR) and recovery room, the patient is admitted to a hospital unit for care.The unit is chosen based on the patient's condition and care needs.

Physician Rounds
It's important to know when physicians and nurse practitioners visit their patients, what's called "physician rounds," so you can be in the patient's room when they arrive.

  • Trauma surgeons round on patients from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every day.
  • Trauma Nurse Practitioners round on patients from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. every morning. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for any questions or concerns.

The Discharge Plan
Many people are involved in working out the details of the discharge plan. Here's what you need to know.

After the Hospital: Types of Care Facilities
There are different levels of care a facility is able to provide for a patient.  The list below explains some of the options and types of facilities that are available.

Keep friends and family informed

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Get hotel information

The Holiday Inn Downtown Capital Square offers Grant patients and families a discounted rate.

The hotel is located within walking distance of the hospital, at 175 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio (614) 221-3281. Free transportation to and from the hospital is available at the hotel upon availability.