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HHS honors 184 hospitals for increasing their donation rate to 75%.

The Department of Health and Human Services (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. "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, Lancaster; Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach; Children's Hospital Central California, Madera; Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills; Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, Mission Viejo; Doctors Medical Center and Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Modesto; Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge; Alameda County Medical Center and Children's Hospital Medical Center, Oakland; Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena; Mercy Medical Center Redding, Redding; Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Redwood City; Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside; Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Salinas; University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego; Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, San Luis Obispo; Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara; Santa Rose Memorial Hospital, Santa Rosa; and Stanford Hospital, Stanford; Connecticut-Danbury Hospital and St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford; Florida-Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Jacksonville; Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Gainesville; St. Luke's Hospital, Jacksonville; Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland; Florida Hospital, Orlando; Baptist Hospital, Pensacola; and North Broward Medical Center, Pompano Beach; Georgia-Atlanta Medical Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta; Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center, Brunswick; Gwinnett Hospital System, Lawrenceville; Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta; and Floyd Medical Center, Rome; Hawaii-Maui Memorial Medical Center, Wailuku; Idaho-St. Alphonnsus Regional Medical Center, Boise; Illinois-Cook County Hospital, Illinois Masonic Med Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Resurrection Medical Center and University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago; Good Samaritan Hospital-Advocate, Downers Grove; Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge; Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria; Rockford Memorial Hospital and Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford; and Central Dupage Hospital, Winfield; Indiana-Methodist Hospitals Northlake, Gary; Memorial Hospital of South Bend, South Bend; and Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso; Iowa-Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines and University of Iowa Hospital Clinic, Iowa City; Kansas-University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City; Olathe Medical Center, Olathe; Stormont Vail Healthcare, Topeka, and Via Christi Regional Medical Center and Wesley Medical Center, Wichita; Louisiana-Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Lafayette; Maine-Easter Maine Medical Center, Bangor and Maine Medical Center, Portland; Maryland-Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown; Massachusetts-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston and St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester; Michigan-St. Joseph Mercy and University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor; Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit; Saint Mary's Mercy Medical Center and Spectrum Health-Downtown Campus, Grand Rapids; Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo; Edward W. Sparrow Hospital Association, Lansing; Marquette General Hospital, Marquette; Mt. Clemens General Hospital, Mt. Clemens; Covent Health Care and St. Mary's Medical Center Saginaw; Minnesota-- St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth; St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester; Mississippi-Singing River Hospital System, Pascagoula; Missouri-St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau; St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin; Research Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City; Heartland East Hospital, St. Joseph; St. Anthony's Medical Center, St. John's Mercy Medical Center, and St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis; Cox Medical Center and St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield; Montana-St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings; Benefis Healthcare, Great Falls St. Patrick Hospital Corp, Missoula; Nebraska-Bryanlgh Medical Center, West Lincoln; Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha; Nevada-Washoe Medical Center, Reno; New Hampshire-Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Lebanon; New Jersey-Atlantic City Hospital, Atlantic City; Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown; Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point; Overlook Hospital, Summit; New Mexico-St. Vincent Hospital, Santa Fe; New York-Erie County Medical Center and Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo; Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn/Queens, Jamaica; St. Luke's Memorial Hospital Center-Manhattan, Manhattan; Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester; Franklin General Hospital, Valley Stream; North Carolina-Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville; The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro; Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville; Wakemed/New Bern Ave. Campus, Raleigh; North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Winston-Salem; North Dakota-Meritcare Hospital, Fargo; Ohio-Mt. Carmel Health, Columbus; Lakewood Hospital, Lakewood; St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima; Oregon-Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center, Portland; Pennsylvania-Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington; Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown; Altoona Hospital, Altoona; St. Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem, Bethlehem; Crozer Chester Medical Center, Chester; Geisinger Medical Center, Danville; Hamot Medical Center, Erie; The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey; Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster; Allegheny University Hospital - Center City, and Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia; Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Shadyside Hospital and UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh; Reading Hospital Medical Center, Reading; Community Medical Center, Scranton; Main Line Hospitals, Inc. - Lankenau, Wynnewood; York Hospital, York; Puerto Rico, Admin. De Servicios Medicos, San Juan; South Carolina-Greenville Hospital Center, Greenville; Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach; South Dakota-Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, and Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls; Tennessee-Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport; University of Tennessee Memorial Hospital, Knoxville; Texas-Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo; Arlington Memorial Hospital, Arlington; Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas; Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston; JPS Health Network and Harris Methodist Fort Worth, Fort Worth; Hermann Hospital, and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston; University Medical Center, Lubbock; North East Methodist Hospital and Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, San Antonio; Utah-LDS Hospital and University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City; Vermont-Fletcher Allen Hospital of Vermont, Burlington; Virginia--Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church; Children's Hospital King's Daughters, Norfolk; Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach; Washington-Providence Hospital, Everett; Harborview Medical Center, Seattle; Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane; Tacoma General Allenmore Hospital, Tacoma; S.W. Washington Medical Center, Vancouver; West Virginia-Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington; Wisconsin-St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay; La Crosse Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse; U. of Wisconsin Hospitals/Clinics Authority, Madison; St. Josephs Hospital, Marshfield; Theda Clark Memorial Hospital, Neenah; Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Inc., Waukesha; and Wausau Hospital, Wausau.
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Title Annotation:Department of Health and Human Services
Comment:HHS honors 184 hospitals for increasing their donation rate to 75%.(Department of Health and Human Services)
Publication:Transplant News
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 15, 2005
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