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University of Maryland Medical Center  ExpressCare

 

 

Overview
Emergency Medicine is a constantly evolving specialty; its depth and breadth are determined by current community needs. The University of Maryland's Express Care program exists to meet the demand for specialized, critical care transport. Paramedics and nurses from the Express Care service work with local hospitals to transport the sickest patients to definitive care facilities at the University of Maryland Emergency Department, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, and The University of Maryland Hospital for Children. Express care medical direction is provided by Dr. Waade Gaasch, an attending physician and medical director for Baltimore City Fire Department. The division recently implemented a hospital based aeromedical transport program to further augment access to tertiary care services.

Equipment:
Ground based ALS transport ambulances
Two bell UH-412 helicopters equipped for interfacility critical care transport
Neonatal transport program operated jointly by UMMC and Johns Hopkins Hospital