New Shock Trauma Tower

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) recently marked the near-completion of 140,000 square feet of new space designed to care for the region’s most critically ill and injured patients.

Home to the world-renowned R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the new construction represents much-needed increased capacity. The original trauma space was designed to serve 3,500 patients a year and has been operating at more than twice that capacity, serving more than 8,000 patients annually the last several years. The new space is nearly fully occupied with patients, with construction having been completed in stages to enable staff to expand into the new areas as soon as work was completed on a given floor or unit.

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