Johns Hopkins Bayview Serves Community as a Trauma Center

Medical Center one of nine designated adult trauma centers in Maryland

Published in Fall 2016

Did you know that Johns Hopkins Bayview is a Level II Trauma Center? The Medical Center is one of nine adult trauma centers in Maryland designated by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. This means that we are committed to providing the best possible trauma care to all seriously injured trauma patients.

The Johns Hopkins Bayview Trauma Center sees approximately 2,400 patients annually, serving Baltimore city, as well as Baltimore, Harford and Cecil counties. Our trauma patients arrive via ambulance or helicopter. They mostly include victims of motor vehicle crashes, falls, industrial accidents or acts of violence. The Medical Center also houses adult and pediatric emergency departments, as well as Maryland’s only regional adult burn center.

Coordinated Response

At Johns Hopkins Bayview, trauma care starts with the 911 call and continues throughout the entire hospital admission. The impending arrival of a trauma patient triggers a coordinated in-hospital response by a special trauma team.

Other trauma centers within Johns Hopkins Medicine include The Johns Hopkins Hospital, which is a Level I Adult Trauma Center; Suburban Hospital, which is a Level II Adult Trauma Center; The Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric and Burn Trauma Center; and the Wilmer Eye Institute, which is designated as Maryland’s Eye Trauma Center.

Community Education

Another important aspect of Johns Hopkins Bayview’s Trauma Center is ongoing community education to prevent injury. Efforts focus on fall prevention, helmet use, distracted driving and seatbelt use.