General Assembly celebrates Shock Trauma leader’s decades of service

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — It’s the place where lives are saved despite the worst of circumstances. The University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center is said to be in a class of its own. For two decades the man leading those life-saving efforts has been Doctor Thomas Scalea. On Tuesday, lawmakers in Annapolis honored him for his years of service. And under Scalea’s direction Shock Trauma is now taking its life saving lessons into the community with a new program called “Stop the Bleed,” to raise the public’s awareness and be prepared to help where and whenever there’s a traumatic injury.