For Immediate Release November 08, 2023


Stephanie Janard:

UMMC Operation Green Light

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is proud to honor our veterans by joining Operation Green Light, a national initiative that shines a light on the needs and issues of those who have served our country. Operation Green Light invites anchor institutions and landmarks across the nation to illuminate their buildings in green, the color of hope and well-being, to show their support and appreciation for our veterans and to raise awareness of the resources available to them.

This is the second year that UMMS is participating in Operation Green Light, and once again, all 11 of its hospitals throughout the state are glowing green in their own distinctive ways. The green lights will remain on throughout the week-long celebration of our heroes and Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

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"We express our deepest gratitude and respect to all the brave individuals who have served and sacrificed for our country. It is our honor to illuminate our hospitals in green this week as a symbol of our appreciation and support for our veterans. We are also proud to count many veterans among our team members, who bring their skills, values and dedication to providing quality health care to our communities," said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of UMMS.

He continued, "UMMS also works closely with the military at our flagship hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, in programs focused on advancing and improving surgery techniques that can save lives on the battlefield and beyond. We salute our veterans and thank them for their service and courage."

Additionally, UMMS is a sponsor of this year's Baltimore City Veterans Day Parade, hosted by Mayor Brandon Scott. The parade begins at noon from the Washington Monument at the corner of Charles Street. and Centre Street.

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, University of Maryland School of Nursing 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