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Cal Ripken Jr. Pitches in to Help Maryland Shock Trauma Expansion

The effort is set to kick off Thursday for a nine-story trauma/critical care building.



WJLA | | Thursday, May 13, 2010

BALTIMORE - Cal Ripken Jr. will add his star power to a fundraising effort for the University of Maryland Medical Center and its Shock Trauma Center.
The former Baltimore Oriole is being named honorary chairman of the campaign. The campaign's chairman, former state Sen. Francis X. Kelly, is a longtime friend of Ripken's.

The fundraising effort is set to kick off Thursday at a groundbreaking ceremony for a nine-story trauma/critical care building. The building, set to open in 2013, will be the first major expansion of Shock Trauma since it opened in 1989. The project is slated to get $50 million in state funds over several years.

Officials say the expansion is needed because demand for services is expected to increase. Already, Shock Trauma serves nearly 8,000 patients a year in a building originally designed for 3,500.

Information from: The Baltimore Sun

The New UM Shock Trauma Center/Critical Care Expansion

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