By The University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is proudly honoring 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. 

The University of Maryland Medical Center, located at 22 S. Greene St., glows green ahead of the Baltimore Day on Nov. 11. (Photos courtesy of University of Maryland Medical System)

“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 Dr. Mohan Suntha, president and chief executive officer of UMMS. 

“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,” he continued.  “We salute our veterans and thank them for their service and courage.”