Emergency and Trauma
Emergency and Trauma
We have top expertise in trauma care.
When you or someone you love is seriously injured, OhioHealth has the care you need. With one Level I and two Level II trauma centers, we are central Ohio’s trauma experts.* Our multidisciplinary trauma response teams are available 24 hours a day to assess and stabilize seriously injured patients. At all times, we have physicians on call and available to treat trauma patients.
*Trauma centers are ranked by the American College of Surgeons from Level 1 (comprehensive service) to Level III (limited care).
Our Trauma Centers
If you are seriously injured, the emergency medical service (EMS) professionals or physician will know which trauma center best suits your situation and will make sure you are taken to the location to best treat your injury.
Level I Trauma Center – OhioHealth Grant Medical Center
Grant is the busiest adult Level I Trauma Center in central Ohio. We offer a full range of care to seriously injured patients regardless of severity or complexity. We have specialized teams of trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons on site 24/7.
Level II Trauma Center – OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
Riverside Methodist is one of the most active Level II Trauma Centers in central Ohio and the region. It provides comprehensive trauma care regardless of the severity of the injury and is uniquely connected to the OhioHealth Neuroscience Center's heart and stroke units.
Level II Trauma Center – OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital
Mansfield Hospital serves as the only trauma center in Richland County and surrounding 60 mile radius.
We provide important services to our patients and the community.
OhioHealth Trauma Care is devoted not just to saving the lives of those critically hurt or ill, but also to educating the public on safe practices that can prevent accidents before they happen. We have programs to meet this important need, which range from community presentations and workshops to follow-up initiatives with our trauma patients.
Below you'll find information about these programs, including research we do to provide ongoing excellent trauma care and prevention.
- Injury Prevention Program
OhioHealth Injury Prevention programs are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. Initiatives include:
Classes are designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase physical activity among older adults. Available at Grant Medical Center, Mansfield Hospital and Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Stop the Bleed
Classes are designed to educate and empower the community to help in a bleeding emergency. Classes are provided by all three of our trauma centers.
Impaired Driving/Motor Vehicle Crashes
Initiatives are designed to address reduction of the incidence of impaired driving.
Available at Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital.
For more information, please call:
Grant Medical Center(614) 566.9301
Mansfield Hospital (419) 520.2897
Riverside Methodist Hospital (614) 566.4426
- Outpatient Trauma Clinic
This clinic provides follow-up visits and outpatient services for complex trauma patients after discharge from the hospital. Services include coordination of follow-up care with specialty consultants, such as concussion follow-up with speech therapists. Available at the following OhioHealth trauma centers. Call for more information and hours at each location.
Grant Medical Center (614) 566.8765
Mansfield Hospital (419) 522.2833
Riverside Methodist Hospital (614) 566.2540
- SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES
At each of the OhioHealth trauma centers, these services provide patients with:
- Screening, brief intervention and treatment referral for alcohol and/or drugs
- Post-traumatic stress disorder screenings
- Education to prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse
- Link to the Trauma Survivor Network
At our Level I Trauma Center at Grant and our Level II Trauma Center at Riverside Methodist, we stay on the forefront of trauma care through our clinical research studies. Together, we work to learn the best way to care for our trauma patients. Our research includes finding best practices for resuscitation, critical care management, surgical techniques, injury prevention and pre-hospital care.
- Trauma Recovery Center
The Trauma Recovery Center helps victims of crime who come to OhioHealth for care.
- Guidance through the recovery process
- Case management
- Explanations of crime victims’ rights
- Alcohol and drug screenings
- Post-traumatic stress disorder screenings
- Connection to community resources
For more information, please contact us at (614) 566.7025 or TRC@ohiohealth.com.
The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) award 2019-VOCA-132136354 is administered by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office (AGO). The Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) is funded by the AGO.
What to Expect: Trauma Patient’s Journey
When a patient arrives at the emergency department, our trauma team performs a thorough exam of the patient’s injuries to determine the care needed. After immediate needs are met in the emergency department and operating room, the patient is admitted to the appropriate hospital unit for care. Depending on the severity of injuries, a patient will be admitted to one of these care units:
Critical Care Unit: For patients with severe injuries.
Trauma Intermediate Care Unit: For patients with less severe injuries but who need close observation.
Acute Care Unit: For patients with less severe injuries and who are stable.
During their stay in the hospital, patients will be visited by their care team daily. Additionally, our trauma team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for questions or concerns.
Discharge From Hospital
Only a doctor can release a patient from the hospital; however, many other people are involved in working out the details of the discharge plan. Trauma case managers help with the issues involved in continuing care after discharge, such as type of physical care required after discharge, type of equipment needed after discharge, type of transport needed to take the patient home or to the next medical facility, follow-up appointments, training for the patient and/or family for patient care after discharge, referrals to community resources and more.
Patients receive a set of discharge instructions that list contact information for the physicians who have cared for the patient. It also lists medications the patient needs to take after discharge, as well as a description of the things the patient should do after discharge.
After Hospital Care
It is common to need more care or therapy after discharge. There are different levels of care a facility can provide for a patient. Your healthcare team will work closely with you to coordinate the help you will need when you leave the hospital. This can include: