Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center 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 more than 400,000 donor enrollments to
state registries nationwide.
Saint Mary’s 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 October 2016 and April
2017 and was awarded platinum recognition through the HRSA Workplace Partnership
for Life Hospital Campaign.
Of the 1,102 hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign,
349 platinum awards were awarded during this phase of the campaign.
See the full list of recognized hospitals
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.
Saint Mary’s worked with Donor Network West on the campaign.