The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

07/28/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/28/2017 08:55

HRSA Recognizes 15 PA Hospitals for Organ Donation Efforts

July 28, 2017

The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign recognized more than 1,000 hospitals and transplant centers across the nation for their efforts to promote organ donation awareness and registration between October 2016 and April 2017. The following 15 Pennsylvania hospitals were among those who were recognized:

  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • Bradford Regional Medical Center
  • Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
  • Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center
  • Conemaugh Miners Medical Center
  • Conemaugh Nason Medical Center
  • Meadville Medical Center
  • Saint Vincent Hospital
  • UPMC Bedford Memorial
  • UPMC East
  • UPMC Hamot
  • UPMC Northwest
  • UPMC Presbyterian
  • VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Washington Health System Greene

Created by HRSA in 2001, the Workplace Partnership for Life has grown to include a network of partner organizations at both the national and local level to foster efforts to increase donation. HAP joined the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Campaign and has supported these efforts through its Donate Life Hospital Challenges.

HAP has partnered with the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Gift of Life Donor Program to support the 2017 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. This program encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase organ donation awareness and designations within the hospital and in the community. This year's challenge runs from April 1, 2017, to August 31, 2017.

For more information about Pennsylvania hospitals' efforts to support organ donation, contact Mary Marshall, HAP's director, workforce and professional services.