Local organ procurement organization (OPO), LifeCenter Northwest is proud to announce the presentation of their Hospital Awards presented to Community Medical Center for superior performance in organ donation in 2018.
Nationally there are more than 114,000 patients waiting for an organ transplant. Because of Community Medical Center’s dedication to quality care and donation, more lives will be saved through organ transplantation.
Community Medical Center was honored for their work with the following achievement awards:
- One of only 11 hospitals to receive the Organ Donation Achievement Award, which recognizes hospitals who excelled with making timely referral calls, care for potential donors, and collaboration with LifeCenter Northwest.
- One of only 12 hospitals to receive the Organ Donation Referral Achievement Award, which recognizes hospitals for their consistency in making timely referral calls, a commitment that is incredibly challenging.
- One of only 25 hospitals to receive the Collaboration Achievement Award, which recognizes hospital collaboration on conversations about organ donation with families, ensuring the best possible family experience.
“It is an honor to work with such dedicated hospital partners,” says LifeCenter Northwest President and CEO, Kevin O’Connor. “We greatly appreciate the contributions they make every day to help save and heal lives through organ and tissue donation.”
LifeCenter Northwest is the federally designated organ procurement organization serving Alaska, Montana, North Idaho, and Washington-the largest geographic donation service area in United States. For more information, or to register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor, please visit www.lcnw.org.