University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center Lights Up in Green to Honor Military Veterans
The hospital is one of 12 University of Maryland Medical System locations participating in "Operation Green Light" that aims to support veterans and raise awareness of their unique needs
BALTIMORE, Md. (Nov. 10, 2022) - The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) will visibly demonstrate support for the state's veterans by illuminating its hospital's West Tower in green. As part of the national Operation Green Light initiative, UM BWMC will literally shine the light on veterans and available resources to help them transition into civilian culture.
"At UM BWMC, we thank all of those who have served in the military forces for their sacrifice. We are honored to be able to care for veterans and their loved ones, and to be in a position to support and shine a light on their service to our country," said Kathy McCollum, President and CEO of UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center.
This is the inaugural year of Operation Green Light. Governor Hogan recently announced Maryland's participation in the initiative, which at the state level is being led by the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs among other state organizations. Landmark buildings throughout the state will light up in green as part of Operation Green Light. UM BWMC is one of 12 hospital and medical facilities across the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) that is participating in Operation Green Light.
"We are grateful to all of Maryland's veterans, including those who have continued their selfless service for others as health care professionals in our System. On behalf of all our team members we thank veterans this week and beyond," said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and CEO of UMMS.
About the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is an acute-care facility that is part of the University of Maryland Medical System. It is located in Glen Burnie, Maryland and has 314 beds and more than 3,100 team members. It also has 1,200 medical providers on staff in over 50 specialties. For more information, visit www.umbwmc.org.
About the University of Maryland Medical System
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic private health system, focused on delivering compassionate, high quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore who educate the state's future health care professionals, UMMS is an integrated network of care, delivering 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state of Maryland. UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care delivered at 11 hospitals, including the flagship University of Maryland Medical Center, the System's anchor institution in downtown Baltimore, as well as through a network of University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties. For more information, visit www.umms.org.