The mission of the Rick Dempsey Foundation is to stimulate and support the development of new methods and technologies to prevent trauma and effectively treat trauma victims.

For more than four decades, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center has been a world-wide leader in trauma care and prevention. Dr. Cowley was known as the "Father of Trauma Medicine" and founder of the nation's first integrated trauma hospital. Through his pioneering work he developed the "Golden Hour" Concept. Today Shock Trauma under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Scalea, Physician-in-Chief, is the highest-volume trauma center in the United States serving more than 8,500 critically ill and severely injured people annually with a 97% survival outcome. Shock Trauma's mission is to serve as a multidisciplinary clinical, educational and research institution dedicated to world-class standards in the prevention and management of critical injury and illness and its consequences. Its teams of providers are standing by 24/7 to receive, resuscitate, stabilize, and treat those whose lives are threatened by time-sensitive injuries, including: acute complex orthopaedic injury, spinal injuries, brain injury, facial trauma, multiple organ dysfunction, respiratory failure, soft-tissue infection, and sepsis. It is the heart of Maryland's unique Emergency Medical System (EMS) as the first coordinated system in the United States and a model of excellence.

Rick Dempsey Foundation Kick Off Event

WHEN: November 9, 2015
WHERE: Dempsey's Brew Pub

Please attend the Rick Dempsey Foundation Kick Off Event on November 9, 2015 at Dempsey's Brew Pub. The event begins at 5:30pm with lite fare and cocktails (cash bar) and a presentation will run from 6-8pm. Please join us for this wonderful kick off event! In addition to attending, you are also able to sponsor the event. The sponsorships are as follows:

  • Silver Sponsorship - Rick Dempsey autographed photograph
  • Gold Sponsorship - Jim Palmer autographed photograph AND Rick Dempsey autographed bat
  • Platinum Sponsorship - Private lunch with Rick Dempsey

Please join us!