Fairview Range Medical Center (FRMC) was among a select group of hospitals nationwide 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.
FRMC recruited hospitals to join the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign and supported them in planning awareness and donor registry enrollment activities to increase the number of organ, eye, and tissue donors. Hospitals earned points for each activity implemented between October 2016 and April 2017 and were awarded platinum, gold, silver, or bronze recognition accordingly. Fairview Range Medical Center received platinum recognition.
“Last year, Fairview Range had one tissue donor and this year so far we have one. These two donors alone can enhance the lives of up to 150 people over the course of five years.” said Deb Boardman, President and CEO at Fairview Range. “This gift of life says much about our capacity for great compassion and generosity and sends an inspiring message to others about the importance of tissue and organ donation.
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 registered as organ, eye, and tissue donors. The campaign unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from Donate Life America affiliates, local organ procurement organizations, 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.
Pictured: Katelyn Wilson, LifeSource Clinical Hospital Coordinator, Caren Hardy, Director of Surgical Services, Connie Harle, Chief Nursing Office, Jamie Perell, Manager of Emergency Services, Kathy Selden, LifeSource Manager of Hospital Partnerships, Angela Olson, Process Improvement and Informatics Supervisor and Peggy Mehle, Patient Care Supervisor
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