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Trauma Care

Three Trauma Centers Across Ohio

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.

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.

*Trauma centers are ranked by the American College of Surgeons from Level 1 (comprehensive service) to Level III (limited care).

More About Trauma Services at Grant

In addition to the advanced care we provide at all our trauma centers, our Level I Trauma Center offers additional services.  At Grant Medical Center, our services also include:

Outpatient Trauma Clinic

The clinic provides follow-up visits and outpatient services for
Grant's complex trauma patients.

  • All patients receive follow up care
  • Open five days per week
  • Concussion follow up with speech therapists
  • Screening for PTSD
  • Coordination of follow up care with specialty consultants and Recovery Support Services

For more information, please call (614) 566.8765.

Injury Prevention Program

This program is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. Our main focus is falls (especially among the elderly) and motor vehicle crashes. For more information about the Injury Prevention Program, please call (614) 566.9301.


As a Level I Trauma Center, 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.



This program provides patients with:

  • Screening, brief intervention and treatment referral for alcohol and/or drugs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) screenings
  • Education to prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse
  • Family education classes to better understand the trauma process
  • Link to the Trauma Survivor Network

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: