BALTIMORE — Construction Developer and philanthropist Ken Banks has been appointed to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Board of Visitors. The Board of Visitors is made up of prominent Maryland Community leaders, with the mission of providing leadership and vital resources to the Shock Trauma Center. These leaders are dedicated to furthering the Shock Trauma Center’s Lifesaving mission of education, prevention and management of critical injury and illness, through innovative and quality trauma care. Members of the Board of Visitors Are selected because of their active leadership in the civic, corporate, and philanthropic arena; commitment to Maryland’s citizens; and energy and passion for service to the community.
Ken Banks is renowned for his passion for revitalizing communities and for his expertise in creating strategic partnerships to achieve mission goals and objectives. Banks was a visionary developer and construction contractor on several Baltimore Area mega— projects including University of Maryland at Baltimore Biotech Park; Science and Technology Park at Johns Hopkins Hospital; New Clinical Building at Johns Hopkins Hospital; Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel; and Coppin State University’s Physical Education Complex.
He has balanced his business achievements with his involvement in advancing health innovations to improve the quality of life of others.
The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland is regarded as a global model for emergency medical services and clinical excellence, and is the premier adult trauma and critical care facility in the State of Maryland. The Shock Trauma Center Also plays a major role in developing health care policy and reform, and is a world leader in trauma research. Through its recent development of the Center For Injury Prevention and Policy (CIPP), the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is also an esteemed resource for injury education and data collection.
Through his advocacy, Ken Banks hopes to increase the level of influence of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center throughout Maryland and around the world.
Regarding his appointment Banks said, “It is such an honor for me to be appointed to this prestigious board. It’s a great opportunity to be part of an organization that saves millions of lives through advanced medical treatment, research and prevention education. When given the opportunity to help that many people, how could I not get involved?”