Healthcare providers wheel a patient from Shock Trauma helicopter

The Nation's First and Only Integrated Trauma Hospital

Dr. R Adams Cowley is considered the pioneer of trauma care and gave the world the concept of the Golden Hour.

The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma is dedicated to treating the critically sick and severely injured and employing groundbreaking research and innovative medical procedures with one goal in mind -- saving lives.

Information for Friends and Family

Have a friend or family member being treated at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center? This section has everything you need to know before you head over.

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Transferring Patients

Photo of the Shock Trauma Center helipadTo transfer a patient, please call 410-328-1234. Your call will be answered by our Critical Care Transfer Coordinators at Maryland ExpressCare. This number is for referring physicians only.

Learn more about transferring patients.

More Information

Shock Trauma Center Fact Sheet


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Trauma Survivors Network

Trauma Survivor? Find the resources and support you may need during the recovery of a traumatic injury. We are here to help.

Learn more about the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN).