UMMC Shock Trauma and Critical Care Expansion
In this 12-minute video, Leonard Taylor, Vice President of Facilities and Project Executive for the Shock Trauma, Emergency Care and Critical Care Expansion Project at the University of Maryland Medical Center, discusses the excitement felt throughout the Medical Center as the construction begins. The building is scheduled to open in 2013.
Taylor explains the Medical Center's need for this expansion, including increased patient volumes to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and an overwhelmed emergency department. He touches upon some of the new features that the new building will offer, including 64 additional critical care beds, 10 new operating rooms, a new pathology lab and a new helipad, while also addressing how these features will benefit the local and statewide community.
Taylor also emphasizes the sustainable practices to be used both during and after construction in the new building. He said UMMC is applying for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmentally Efficient Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council as a "green" building, reflecting UMMC's commitment to operating in a healthy, safe and environmentally friendly way.