Northern Ohio Trauma System

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About NOTS


Mr. Mark J. Moran, MetroHealth President and CEO, and Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic President and CEO, began collaboration on developing a regional trauma network a number of years ago. "This is the best way for us to be responsible with the region’s resources, said Mr. Mark Moran. "There are a lot of high-cost resources needed to serve trauma and to stand ready for action. By working together, we can understand how best to deploy those resources and make sure there aren’t any gaps in coverage." Dr. Cosgrove stated, "The most obvious thing was to not try to compete but to collaborate."

Dr. Jeffrey Claridge was named the Medical Director of NOTS in January 2010 and within 6 months Dr. Michael Nowak, Regional Data Manager, Cheryl Hawkins, Administrative Secretary, and Deb Allen, Trauma Program Manager were hired.

The NOTS network is open to all hospitals and encourages collaboration with area facilities.

NOTS Staff

  • Jeffrey A. Claridge, MD, MS, FACS
    Medical Director
    Northern Ohio Trauma System
  • Debra Allen, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Trauma Program Manager
    Northern Ohio Trauma System
  • Michael Nowak, Ph.D.
    Regional Data Manager
    Northern Ohio Trauma System
  • Cheryl Hawkins
    Administrative Secretary
    Northern Ohio Trauma System