HHS honors 184 hospitals for increasing their donation rate to 75%.The Department of Health and Human Services Noun 1. Department of Health and Human Services - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979
Health and Human Services, HHS (HHS) has awarded 184 of the nation's largest hospitals it's first annual Medals of Honor for Organ Donation for raising their donation rate to 75% of eligible donors in 2004.
The hospitals were part of the Organ Donor Breakthrough Collaborative launched by HHS in 2003 to bring together donation professionals and hospitals leaders to identify and share best practices to maximize organ donation rates from people who die in their facilities. Hospitals with 8 or more potential organ donors in any consecutive 12-month period between September 2003 and March 2005 were eligible for the award
"The work of these hospitals and OPOs helped make possible 1,400 more life-saving transplants than occurred in 2003, said Elizabeth Duke, PhD, administrator of HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services whose goal is to improve access to health care for those without insurance. . "Their achievements demonstrate that we can improve systems to boost donation rates and save many more lives in the future."
The hospitals receiving the Medals of Honor included: Alaska--Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage; Arkansas--Arkansas Children's Hospital and Baptist Medical Center, Little Rock; Arizona--Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, John C. Lincoln Hospital North Mountain, and Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix; Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborne, Scottsdale; California--Palomar Medical Center, Escondido; Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno; Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, La Jolla; Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa; Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center or simply Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) is a public hospital located in Lancaster, California. External links
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