When a patient suffers a traumatic injury, immediate and highly specialized care is the best chance for survival. As a Level 1 trauma center, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital is uniquely equipped to serve patients who have encountered any type of trauma.

Operating as a Level I trauma center means we guarantee patients that a full trauma staff, including the surgical team, are not just on call, but right where you need them—in the hospital 24 hours a day. Our trauma center leads both the state and the country in providing excellence in trauma care in the top fields: Neuroscience, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular and Transplant. Our organized, systematic approach saves critical time and ensures the patient always comes first.

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists includes dedicated trauma surgeons, trauma nurses, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons and spine specialists who work together to provide truly comprehensive care for all trauma patients. Trauma cases are increasing in severity and many require treatment at a full-service hospital, over an extended period of time, making the all-encompassing care offered at IU Health Methodist your best choice. Our compassion and expertise ensure patients with traumatic injuries move from the acute, critical phase through rehabilitation, including surgery, hospitalization and every step on your way to full recovery.

Trauma care comes in all sizes

IU Health Methodist Trauma offers the same high level of care to pediatric trauma patients with life-threatening injuries, and will work closely with the state’s only verified Level I pediatric trauma center at Riley Hospital for Children.

We're building the future of trauma

As part of our commitment to high-quality orthopedic trauma care, we work with Indiana University Health Physicians to educate future orthopedic trauma surgeons. We offer an advanced Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship to those wishing to obtain advanced training in treatment of the multiply injured patient.