R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Gala Honors State Emergency and Trauma Medical Professionals “Powered by Passion”
April 28, 2018
Nearly 150 first responders and top trauma medicine professionals who saved four patients from harrowing, life-threatening situations were honored tonight at the 29th Annual R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Gala at the Baltimore Convention Center. The annual event, which hosted 1,500 attendees, honors the State’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel and trauma medicine professionals who represent Maryland’s unique, highly coordinated trauma system in saving the lives of the most critically injured.
“It’s a privilege to care for patients when life is on the line,” says Thomas M. Scalea, MD, the Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland. “The incredible stories of survival and recovery that we shared this evening would not have been possible without the seamless care of the prehospital providers, nurses, physicians and rehabilitation specialists — who together make up Maryland’s trauma system, the most sophisticated system of care in the United States.”
“Tonight we celebrate the support of our generous donors who have committed to raising critical funds to support Shock Trauma’s mission,” says Senator Francis X. Kelly, chairman, Shock Trauma Board of Visitors. “I encourage others who believe in this institution to pledge to also demonstrate their passion for our unique system of care.”
Those in attendance heard the remarkable stories of rescue, survival and recovery of three victims of the unprecedented Interstate-95 ice storm vehicle pile-up in December 2016, and a life-threatening hunting accident in a remote wooded area on the Eastern Shore.
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