The Trauma Center at Sinai Hospital is one of four Level II Trauma Centers in the state of Maryland. A Level II Center is defined as a center able to initiate definitive care for all injured patients. Key elements of a Level II Center include 24-hour immediate coverage by trauma surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care. The Level II Trauma Center is committed to being a leader within the region not only in the provision of patient care but also in trauma prevention and continuing education of the trauma team members. It is also dedicated to continued improvement in trauma care through a comprehensive quality assessment program
Sinai follows Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) criteria and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma "Gold Book" to allocate resources optimally for the injured patient. In 2004, Sinai treated over 1,600 trauma patients according to the Maryland State Trauma Registry and that number continues to grow. Sinai's Division of Trauma has a commitment to deliver excellence in care to trauma patients. As Maryland's third largest teaching hospital, Sinai is committed to the education of physicians, nurses and other allied health providers.
As a Level II Trauma Center, Sinai provides 24-hour coverage by specialists in a number of areas including:
Neurosurgery--Chief: Neal Naff, M.D.
Sinai's Neurosurgery program is committed to excellence in the diagnosis of patients with injury to the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. Sinai offers state-of-the-art neurosurgical suites with a dedicated operating roomteam.
Orthopedic Surgery--Director of Orthopedic Trauma: Stephen Bell, M.D.
The Orthopedic Surgery team is immediately available for orthopedic trauma surgery, complex fracture fixation and implementation of external fixators. Sinai is home to the internationally renowned Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics and the Spine Center, with the most orthopedic admissions per year in the state of Maryland.
Pediatrics--Chief: Joseph Wiley, M.D.
All Pediatric traumas are co-managed with a Pediatric Anesthesia/ Critical Care team. Sinai offers the highest level of coverage in their Pediatric Intensive Care Unit andNeonatal Intensive Care Unit. Pediatricians follow all pediatric traumas throughout their admission.
Division of Trauma