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New Directions - President’s Message

New Directions Winter 2013

President’s Message

Date: November 1, 2013

Gene E. Green, M.D.
Gene E. Green, M.D.

This month, Suburban Hospital celebrates its 70th birthday. We opened our doors on December 13, 1943, as a 130-bed hospital comprising several one-story cottages. Our goal was to accommodate the medical needs of an expanding World War II military population that was congregating in the Washington, DC region.

Today we are Montgomery County’s designated trauma center and serve more than one million people. We are proud to be part of one of the most respected health-care organizations in the world—Johns Hopkins Medicine—and to have strong research affiliations with the National Institutes of Health. And we have worked hard to establish centers of excellence in orthopedics and joint replacement surgery, stroke and neurosurgery, cancer care, cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac care, behavioral health and addiction treatment, and more!

Looking to the future, we eagerly anticipate the benefits that our campus enhancement project will bring. The science of medicine continues to advance, and the physical infrastructure of health-care facilities must keep pace. As we go to press with this newsletter, we are pleased to report a favorable September decision from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirming the approval of our expansion by the Board of Appeals. We remain confident that our patients will have access to the 21st-century facility they deserve as health care transforms in and around Suburban Hospital.

Please accept my best wishes for good health and happiness in the New Year.

Gene E. Green, M.D.