HAP’s Andy Carter to Serve on Center for Organ Recovery & Education Board of Directors
June 21, 2017
Andy Carter, HAP president and CEO, was recently nominated to serve as a volunteer on the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Board of Directors.
CORE, which has headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Charleston, West Virginia, serves nearly six million people in more than 30 western Pennsylvania counties, as well as most of West Virginia and Chemung County, New York.
CORE's service area includes 155 hospitals, including five transplant centers:
- Allegheny General Hospital
- Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
- UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
- VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
- Charleston Area Medical Center
In Pennsylvania, more than 7,700 patients await organ transplants, and thousands more await tissue transplants.
HAP and CORE are currently partnering with 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 to August 31.
For more information on HAP’s organ donation initiatives, contact Mary Marshall, director, workforce and professional services.