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The University of Maryland Medical Center's expansion project significantly enhances its world-class Shock Trauma Center and increases its capacity to care for patients who need the highest level of trauma, emergency and critical care.

The nine-floor building is connected to the existing R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the Weinberg Building, with the main entrance on Lombard Street.

The building was completed in 2013, although renovation of adjacent floors in the existing Shock Trauma Center continued into early 2014.

Building Highlights

  • 140,000 square feet of new construction -- 35,000 square feet of renovated space
  • Nine stories, including basement and ground level
  • Expanded Adult Emergency Department
  • Expanded Pediatric Emergency Department
  • 10 state-of-the-art operating rooms
  • 14 additional PACU (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit) beds
  • 64 private ICU (Intensive Care Unit) rooms on third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors
  • Helipad on roof
  • National Trauma and Emergency Medicine Training Center
  • 300 construction jobs created
  • 250 additional UMMC employees by 2013

Energy Conservation Measures

  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • High-efficiency light fixtures
  • Occupancy-sensor lighting controls
  • Maximum use of heat recovery techniques to reduce energy consumption
  • Capturing rainwater for use in hospital cooling towers

Major Funding Sources

  • $50 million from the State of Maryland over five years
  • $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for equipment in the operating rooms with more federal funding anticipated
  • Major fundraising campaign to raise $35 million led by Senator Francis X. Kelly for which Cal Ripken, Jr., is the honorary chairman