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Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital recognized nationally for promoting organ, eye, and tissue donation

MCDOWELL HEALTH

News release

STANFORD — Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital was recently recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added 400,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide since 2011.

Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors on the state’s donor registry. The hospital earned points for each activity implemented between May 2015 and April 2016 and was awarded bronze recognition through the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign. Our campaign was led by Jody Wells, Surgical Department Director and Ruth Smith, Administrative Support/HR Specialist.

pictured left to right, Jody Wells, Surgical Department Director, Rhonda Hinkle, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates Client Services Coordinator, and Ruth Smith, Administrative Support/HR Specialist.

pictured left to right, Jody Wells, Surgical Department Director, Rhonda Hinkle, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates Client Services Coordinator, and Ruth Smith, Administrative Support/HR Specialist.

This campaign is a special effort of HRSA’s Workplace Partnership for Life to mobilize the nation’s hospitals to increase the number of people in the country who are registered organ, eye, and tissue donors and ultimately, the number of organs available for transplant. The campaign unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from their local organ procurement organizations, Donate Life America affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations. Working together, the teams leverage their communications resources and outreach efforts to most effectively spread word of the critical need for donors.