Trauma Center

When an individual experiences a traumatic injury, immediate expert care is critically important. Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital has the expertise to care for traumatic injuries from the acute phase through rehabilitation, including surgery, hospitalization and every step needed to help patients fully recover.

IU Health Methodist Hospital has one of only two adult Level I Trauma Centers in the state of Indiana, and one of only two Trauma Centers in Indiana with a pediatric focus.

Thankfully, only a small amount of our emergency patients involve trauma cases. But if you or a loved one experiences trauma, you want the fastest, best care available. Our critical care transport system provides ground or air transportation through LifeLine.

Nearly 1,500 critical patients are brought to our hospital by air each year, saving precious time, because patients who receive medical care within the "golden hour" following a traumatic injury are more likely to survive.

Our trauma experts work hand-in-hand with our ER team, who help stabilize the patient during the critical phase. Even complicated cases are handled with skill and speed.