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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.        

Upcoming Programs & Events

Trauma Survivors Network Support Group

2nd Wednesday of Each Month • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

Family & Friends of Trauma Patients: Information Class

Every Monday • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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

Brain Injury Support Group

1st Monday of Each Month • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

For more information, please contact Candace Rebuck at 410-448-6303. Learn more

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

2nd Tuesday of Each Month • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

For more information, please contact Mike Henley at 410-448-6307 or Gwen Alexander at 410-448-6311. Learn more

Amputee Support Group

3rd Wednesday of Each Month • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

For more information, please contact Kim Cardosa at 410-448-6706. Learn more

Caregivers Support Group

4th Tuesday of Each Month • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

For more information, please contact Gwen Alexander at 410-448-6311. Learn more

Wheelchair Rugby

The University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute sponsors the Maryland Mayhem, our wheelchair rugby team. Wheelchair rugby is also known as Quad Rugby or Murderball. It is a simple game with complex strategies. It is a full contact sport played by individuals in wheelchairs, who are impaired in their upper and lower extremities. The sport was developed over 20 years ago where it began in the hospitals and parking lots of North America. It was designated as an official Paralympic sport in 1994 and has continued to evolve as the fastest growing wheelchair sport in the world. The sport is governed internationally by the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) and in the United States by the United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA). Learn more

University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute Adaptive Sports Program and Festival


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

Brain Injury Association of Maryland Annual Conference


Brain Injury: Navigating the Journey is a multi-track neuro-confence focusing on the issues related to: individuals with brain injury and family members, children and adolescents in the school system and transitioning, advocacy and community rehab services, and professional and clinical training. The purpose of this two day conference is to provide state-of-the-art information about brain injury treatment, services, research, and advocacy and to improve collaboration and networking between individuals with brain injury, families and professionals. Learn more

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