University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
The University of Maryland Medical Center is a major tertiary facility with approximately 900 beds. The Medical Center cares for more than 30,000 inpatients and 500,000 outpatients each year. There are multiple critical care units including the Surgical ICU (SICU), Medical ICU (MICU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Cardiac Surgery ICU (CSICU), and Neurological ICU, which comprise the 124 critical care beds. There are 39 operating rooms and 48 anesthetizing locations throughout the hospital. Several specialty units are located within the hospital, including the Solid Organ Transplant Unit and the Greenbaum Cancer Center.
R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (STC)
Seeing over 7,600 critically injured patients each year, the newly built, 140,000 square foot Shock Trauma Tower is adjacent to UMMC and houses 9 floors of patient care space in 64 private ICU rooms, 10 dedicated operating rooms, 18 new PACU bays, and a new simulation center. An additional helipad was built to accommodate the heaviest of helicopters (i.e. The President of the United States’ Marine One), increasing the total capacity of the helipad to 4 helicopters at any given time. Referrals for admission come from Maryland and its surrounding states. Adjacent to the operating room is the world-renowned Trauma Resuscitation Unit (TRU), a 26 bed bay that serves as the receiving area for all trauma patients at the University of Maryland and is run in collaboration with the Department of Surgery and Department of Anesthesiology. In addition, the Critical Care Resuscitation Unit (CCRU) is an innovative state-of-the-art 6-bed receiving area that allows critically ill inter-facility transport patients to receive critical care while awaiting an ICU bed. The CCRU sees over 1,900 patients annually with neurosurgical, neurological, vascular, cardiac, and medical emergencies. The Lung Rescue Unit (LRU) is another innovative 6-bed unit that provides ECMO services for patients in acute cardiac or respiratory failure outside of the CSICU. In addition, fellows gain vast clinical experience through the NeuroTrauma, Multi-Trauma, and Select-Trauma Critical Care Units.