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 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.


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Shock Trauma Center Fact Sheet

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Shock Trauma News

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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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What Does it Take to be a Shock Trauma Nurse?


Ten shock trauma nurses at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center share what wearing the pink scrubs means to them.

Transferring Patients

To 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.

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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.

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For all patient information, please call 410-328-9284.