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Dr. Shoemaker Remembered during 46th Critical Care Congress

William C. Shoemaker, MD, MCCM, one of the critical care community’s great visionaries and founders, was remembered during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 46th Critical Care Congress with a powerful memorial video.

Together with his wife, Norma, the Shoemakers were instrumental in founding the Society of Critical Care Medicine, helping to start the organization from the ground up.

Dr. Shoemaker was a key voice in the effort to have critical care considered a specialized area of medicine, and was a staunch believer that optimal critical care should be delivered by a multidisciplinary team. He served as the third SCCM president, from 1973 to 1974. In addition, one of his most impressive undertakings was serving as the first editor of Critical Care Medicine.

Memorial Service for William C. Shoemaker

The memorial service for William C. Shoemaker, MD, MCCM, a founding father of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and its third president, will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Aresty Auditorium at the Keck School of Medicine USC (1450 Biggy Street, Los Angeles, California).

Dr. Shoemaker was a key voice in the effort to have critical care considered a specialized area of medicine, and was a staunch believer that optimal critical care should be delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Today, the robust state of critical care and of the Society is due in large part to his trailblazing efforts.