Trauma Center

Sinai Division of Trauma

The state-of-the-art Trauma Center at Sinai Hospital is one of just four Level II trauma centers in Maryland and a national leader in the care of trauma patients. The center’s skilled providers and state-of-the-art facilities provide resuscitation, stabilization and support to the seriously injured.

Trauma patients are those who have sustained an injury caused by physical force, such as a motor vehicle crash, fall, gunshots, fires and burns, stabbing or blunt assault. The center treats thousands of such patients every year, and that number continues to grow.

Did you know?

  • Trauma is the leading cause of death for individuals under the age of 40 in the U.S.
  • There are 150,000 trauma deaths in the U.S. each year.
  • U.S. health care institutions handle an estimated 3,000,000 trauma cases annually.
  • In the state of Maryland the primary cause of trauma is motor vehicle crashes; however, the leading cause of trauma nationally is falls.

Our Trauma Center is accredited by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems following the guidelines developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee publication “Resources for the Optimal Care of the Injured Patient 2014.” As a Level II center, Sinai is able to initiate definitive, round-the-clock care for all injured patients. Other key features include:

  • 24-hour, immediate medical coverage by trauma surgeons
  • 24-hour trauma coverage in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care
  • vital support services such as a blood bank, laboratories and diagnostic radiology
  • emergency access to the operating room for patients requiring immediate surgery
  • access to tertiary care needs such as advanced ventilator care, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, hemodialysis, ortho-neuro-trauma care and microvascular surgery
  • an in-house subacute rehabilitation unit offering physical therapy, occupational therapy and more
  • trauma prevention programs and continuing education for trauma staff
  • comprehensive quality assessment program

Division of Trauma