PA Hospitals Recognized by HRSA for Organ Donation Efforts
July 26, 2018
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign recognized more than 1,200 hospitals and transplant centers across the nation for their efforts to promote organ donation awareness and registration between October 2017 and April 2018.
In Pennsylvania, 105 hospitals—the largest number of participating hospitals for an individual state in the nation—were among those recognized. Of the 105:
- 32 were awarded Platinum Status
- 18 were awarded Gold Status
- 41 were awarded Silver Status
- 14 were awarded Bronze Status
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 own 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 2018 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 ran from April 1 to April 30.
For more information about Pennsylvania hospitals’ efforts to support organ donation, contact Mary Marshall, HAP’s director, workforce and professional services.