As drivers competing in the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT speed through the streets of Charm City this Labor Day weekend, medical professionals from the University of Maryland Medical Center will be on hand as the event’s official trackside medical provider. UMMC has been the trackside medical provider since the Grand Prix’s inception three years ago. .

UMMC, which provides comprehensive care for the Baltimore community and surrounding region, will provide trackside medical care as needed for drivers, teams, event staff and spectators. UMMC is located only a block away from the race track, and is home to the renowned R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the first fully integrated trauma center in the world.

“The University of Maryland Medical Center is staffed by exceptional professionals who provide unsurpassed patient care,” said Grand Prix of Baltimore General Manager Tim Mayer. “We are pleased to once again have the dedicated UMMC team on-hand in case medical assistance of any kind is required during the Grand Prix of Baltimore.”

The University of Maryland Medical Center is an 800-bed teaching hospital in Baltimore and the flagship institution of the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System. As a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women’s and children’s health and physical rehabilitation, UMMC treats patients who are referred nationally and regionally for expertise in time-sensitive critical care medicine. UMMC also has one of the largest solid organ transplant programs in the country, performing 443 abdominal and thoracic transplants in 2012. All physicians on staff at the Medical Center are faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.