R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
For more than 40 years, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center has been a worldwide leader in trauma care. Shock Trauma is proud to stand as a cornerstone of Maryland's exceptional Emergency Medical Services System – the first coordinated system in the country and a national model of excellence. Serving more than 8,000 critically ill and injured people each year, to date the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center has cared for more than 150,000 patients. Approximately 96% of those patients survive their injuries.
Dr. Cowley is considered the father of trauma care and gave the world the concept of the Golden Hour. The Shock Trauma Center is the nation's first and only integrated Trauma Hospital. We are dedicated to treating the severely injured and employ groundbreaking research and innovative medical procedures with one goal in mind -- saving lives.
Our patients “are people who get up each day, leave their home for work or school and end up here at Shock Trauma. Our team is committed to giving each person a second chance.” (Dr. Thomas Scalea, MD, FACS, FCCM, Physician-in-Chief, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center)
Every patient we touch is part of a web of life -- of hopes, fears, possibilities and dreams. For every heart that we keep beating, there are many others that we save from breaking.
22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
Virtual tour of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Upcoming Programs & Events
- University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute Adaptive Sports Program and Festival
- Are you looking to cut back on your drinking? Do you have a friend, family member, or loved one who needs to cut down?
This is a general survivor and family member support group for all those who have experienced a traumatic injury. Please come and share your stories, thoughts, concerns, and hopes for the future with others facing similar challenges while moving forward in the recovery process. For specific location information, please contact us. Learn more
These are weekly meetings offered to family and friends of patients in the trauma center. The goal of these meetings are to answer questions and give support to those who care for and about the patient during hospitalization. Learn more
For more information, please contact Candace Rebuck at 410-448-6303. Learn more
For more information, please contact Mike Henley at 410-448-6307 or Gwen Alexander at 410-448-6311. Learn more
For more information, please contact Kim Cardosa at 410-448-6706. Learn more
For more information, please contact Gwen Alexander at 410-448-6311. Learn more
The event provides people with disabilities a phenomenal introduction to adapted sports and provides an obligation-free opportunity to try different activities, ranging from wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, adapted golf, hand cycling, adapted martial arts, wheelchair dance, scuba diving, and much more. Attendees can participate in a number of demonstrations, meet with program coaches and participants, and launch their involvement in a number of activities that are available throughout the year, based on their interests. Learn more
This study is currently recruiting participants
Investigators at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are conducting a paid 14-week medication trial that may help individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives reduce or stop their drinking. We are looking for men and women ages 18-65 of African American descent who drink alcohol, would like to reduce or stop drinking, and who have experienced trauma in their lives. If eligible, you will receive a medical evaluation including bloodwork, education, and study medication (active drug or inactive placebo), all at no cost to you. You will be paid for your time and effort. Learn more
Named the 2016 Charity Team of the Year, the Shock Trauma Center Running Team is once again participating in the iconic Baltimore Running Festival. Our 2018 team will be filled with strong passionate and dedicated survivors, family members, STC staff, community members and athletes of all abilities, and we invite you to join us. Learn more
- Americans with Disabilities Act
The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- American Trauma Society
The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors.
- Amputee Coalition
The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.
- Brain Injury Association of America
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.
Brainline provides information and education about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric populations. To contact them directly, email: info@BrainLine.org or call 703-998-2020.
- Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. Call 1-800-225-0292 or visit www.christopherreeve.org.
- National Center for PTSD
A national resource for trauma survivors, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), TTY: 1-800-799-4889.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA)
This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or visit www.samhsa.gov/
- Shock Trauma TSN survivor shares his story
Shock Trauma TSN survivor Cliff Hageman shares his story of recovery with Farifax Public Radio
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