August 16, 2013

Baltimore Grand Prix 2013

Plan Ahead – Indy Cars are coming back to Baltimore, August 30-September 1. Construction on downtown roads will begin the middle of August. Watch the Intranet and digital screens for more information and updates.  For overall race info: For overall race traffic info:

Grand Prix Race Tickets

Employees who want to buy tickets for the race can get a ten percent discount by entering promotion code "UMMC" when ordered through Ticketmaster or at the ticket window.

Win Your Way to the Grandstand!

Four lucky UMMC race fans can win a pair of VIP Andretti Club passes for each day of the race. The passes give you:

  • Entrance to the VIP Terrace
  • Reserved grandstand viewing at the start and finish line
  • Paddock passes
  • Food and beverage every day

To win, you must create a 1-2 minute video, picture, poem, song, or essay, sharing what you do to help the Medical Center achieve its goals. You must include the tagline "Medicine on a Mission" somewhere in your entry. Winners will be chosen on the basis of the best UMMC spirit and creativity.

Be sure your calendar allows you to attend the races.

All submissions must be sent via e-mail no later than August 23rd to The winners will be chosen and announced on August 26th and the tickets will be given out on August 28th.

MTA Information

The September MTA passes will be available on August 23 in the Parking and Transportation Office in room G1J42 two doors down from the HR Service Center and the Great Cookie. The deadline or setup or cancel for an October MTA pass is September 18 at noon.  For more information on MTA, please refer to their website.

Camden Yard Parking Updates

There are Oriole evening games scheduled for August 16, 19-21 and 23 beginning at 7:05 pm. All vehicles must be removed no later that 5:30 pm. For more information on restrictions during baseball season, please refer to the Parking page on the UMMC Intranet or email If you are interested in switching to alternate parking facility, please stop by the Parking and Transportation office in room G1J42 to find out what is available.

Give the Gift of Life

The University of Maryland Medical Center will host a Red Cross blood drive on August 22, from 8 am to 2 pm in the Paca Pratt Building, lower level. There will be a raffle for a pair of tickets to the Ravens vs. Panthers 8 pm game on August 22. All donors will receive a $5 gift card good at any medical center restaurant as our thanks for donating. Please schedule your donation at or just stop by.

University Farmers Market

The University Farmers Market takes place in Plaza Park, across the street from the hospital’s main entrance, along Paca Street. Local farmers will be selling fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, soups, sauces and much more. The market will be open every Tuesday from 10 am until 2:30 pm and will run weekly from May through November. The University Farmers Market is proud to announce that this year, in addition to WIC/FVC and FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program) benefits, they will now accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps.

Weight Watchers at Work

As part of the Step Up To Good Health Wellness Program, UMMC continues to offer Weight Watchers at Work.  Engage in fun activities; learn about the proven Weight Watchers approach, the new monthly pass and how you can attend At Work meetings.

The program is available by purchasing a monthly pass for $39.95 per month.  The monthly pass system allows members to attend meetings at work at UMMC or near their home.  You do not need to wait for a session to begin; you can join at any time.  All Weight Watchers at Work meetings are scheduled in the lower level of the Paca Pratt building at 110 South Paca Street from 1 - 1:30 pm on Wednesdays.  Weigh in begins at 12:45 pm prior to the meeting. 

Registration is available at the following site:

  • The UMMC Company ID: 39999
  • The UMMC Company Passcode:  WW39999

For more information about how Weight Watchers offerings, how to get started/register on the UMMC Web Portal, and FAQ's please click on the following links:

If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact Regina Hogan, Employee Health Services at 410-328-1788 or contact Weight Watchers via email or phone at or phone 866-204-2885.

New Campus Walking Paths

The walking paths are a joint health and wellness initiative between UMB, UMMC and the Baltimore VA. The walking paths go throughout the Campus from three-quarters of a mile to 1.5 miles. To learn more about the paths, go to Take a walk today!

UMMC Healing Arts Exhibit for Employees & Families

UMMC's newest C2X Team, The Healing Arts Team, has partnered with the National Arts Program® to host our first employee art exhibition and awards reception at UMMC on October 9. All UMMC employees, physicians, and their immediately family members are invited to exhibit their artwork and compete for cash prizes sponsored by the National Arts Program® in the following categories: Amateur Adult, Intermediate Adult, Professional Adult, Youth 12 & Under and Teen 13-18. There is no entry fee, but all entries must be the original work of the applicant, completed within the last three years.  Registration is now open until August 23. For more information, visit or contact Rachel Hercenberg, venue coordinator, at

Knitting Club

Come join the Knitting and Crocheting Circle and help crochet or knit hats and lap blankets for our cancer patients at the Patient Resource Center, 1st Tuesday of the month, noon-2 pm. Drop ins welcome!

Clothing Needed for Pediatrics

General Pediatrics is in need of some gently used/new clothing items for our pediatric population of infants to teens.

Any questions/issues, please contact Suzan Lewis at 410-328-5410 or

Gift Shop News

The Gift Shop will be holding special promotions and sales throughout August.  Stop by for all your gift giving needs.

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