Trauma Care Areas

Operating Rooms and Critical Care

Acute Care Surgery

Acute Care Surgery comprises critical care surgery, emergency surgery and trauma surgery, and is implemented in cases of acute, life-threatening injury or illness by surgeons trained specifically in critical care and trauma. At Sinai Hospital, our board-certified surgical intensivists are prepared to perform life-saving procedures, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

The Sinai Hospital Intensive Care Unit, or ICU, provides intensive care medicine to patients with severe and life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Such patients require close, round-the-clock monitoring and support from specially trained medical providers. This unit features state-of-the-art medical technology, immediate access to advanced medical resources like operating rooms, and a higher staff-to-patient ratio. Trauma patients may be transferred to this unit from the emergency room.

Emergency Room

Most trauma patients are admitted via the Emergency Room. The Emergency Room at Sinai Hospital was built from the ground up to set new standards of emergency care and customer service, and houses seven specialized emergency centers under one roof. At the “ER-7,” private treatment areas are equipped with the latest medical technology so that our providers can triage trauma patients quickly and effectively.

Intermediate Care Unit (IMC)

Our Intermediate Care Unit, or IMC, is located adjacent to the Emergency Room and provides an intermediate level of care for patients who require close monitoring and an increased level of specialized care. This unit can also serve as a “step-down” unit for patients previously in the ICU.

Operating Rooms (ORs)

Sinai Hospital's operating rooms are staffed with surgical intensivist coverage and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for patients requiring immediate surgery. Advanced ventilator capabilities are available, and respiratory therapists and other ancillary staff provide specialized care for our trauma patients.

Sinai Rehabilitation Centers

The Rehabilitation Centers of Sinai Hospital provide acute and subacute rehabilitation services to trauma patients so they may maximize their function and return to their community with competent, confident independence.

Our Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, located on the fifth floor of the Blaustein building (B5), is accredited to provide the full spectrum of rehabilitation and therapy services to patients with a variety of medical conditions and diagnoses. Each patient receives specialized, round-the-clock care from a registered rehab nurse and at least three hours of rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, every day.

We are one of just a few hospitals in Maryland staffed and equipped to provide aggressive, specialized rehabilitation to individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke or other neurological disorder. In the Traumatic Brain Injury/Neurologic Inpatient Unit, intensive therapy and specialized rehabilitative care is provided seven days a week to maximize the patient’s functional independence and improve their quality of life.

Rehabilitation continues after discharge, with outpatient services that include physical, occupational and speech therapy, driving training, neuropsychology evaluations, wheelchair assessments, and return-to-work programs. Our therapists also coordinate social work and case management to transition patients to another rehab facility and ensure they have access to the medical equipment and support resources they need.