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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

HHS Recognizes Hospitals With Highest Organ Donation Rates

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today presented awards to 392 of the nation's largest hospitals for their success in increasing organ donation rates at their facilities.

Hospital executives, together with their partners in 57 federally-designated organ procurement organizations (OPOs), received the Department's Medal of Honor for Organ Donation for achieving and sustaining a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors. They were recognized during the Third National Learning Congress on Organ Donation and Transplantation held in Nashville, Tenn., on October 9-10.

“We are pleased and proud to see the incredible progress of our nation's hospitals in increasing donation rates,” said Elizabeth M. Duke, administrator of HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which houses the federal government's organ donation activities. “In just four years, the number of hospitals that have achieved the 75 percent rate has soared from 55 to 392 – a remarkable accomplishment.

These record gains followed HRSA's launch in 2003 of the Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative. The Collaborative brings together donation professionals and hospital leaders to identify and share best practices to integrate organ donation into the hospital's end-of-life continuum of care. Staff from HRSA and the OPOs help participating hospitals identify, adapt, test, and implement practices essential to an effective and family-centered donation program.

The 392 winning hospitals come from a pool of 716 hospitals that met eligibility criteria. This represented hospitals with eight or more potential organ donors during the 26-month award period ending in June 2007 who sustained a donation rate of 75 percent or more from among eligible donors for at least a year.

The success of the Breakthrough Collaboratives has made it possible to transplant 4,146 more organs in 2006 than in 2003. In 2006, 31,184 organs were transplanted during 28,923 organ transplant operations. Of the total number of transplanted organs, 24,461 came from deceased donors (78.4 percent), and 6,723 were from living donors (21.6 percent). To help hospitals successfully transplant more organs, a new Collaborative – the Transplant Growth and Management Collaborative – met for the first time at the Nashville Learning Congress with the goal of transplanting 35,000 deceased donor organs in a single year, 43 percent more than in 2006. A HRSA report that describes best practices for helping hospitals transplant more organs while maintaining successful outcomes was presented at the meeting. The report will be posted at; additional information on donation initiatives is available at that Web site.

HHS Medal of Honor Recipients

Hospital City State
Children's Hospital of Alabama Birmingham Ala.
Trinity Medical Center Birmingham Ala.
Flowers Hospital Dothan Ala.
Southeast Alabama Medical Center Dothan Ala.
Huntsville Hospital /Huntsville Hospital East Huntsville Ala.
University of South Alabama Medical Center Mobile Ala.
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Phoenix Ariz.
Scottsdale Healthcare – Osborn Scottsdale Ariz.
St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center Jonesboro Ark.
Arkansas Children's Hospital Little Rock Ark.
Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock Little Rock Ark.
University Hospital & Ambulatory Care Center Little Rock Ark.
Northwest Medical Center of Washington County Springdale Ark.
Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Anaheim Anaheim Calif.
Kern Medical Center Bakersfield Calif.
St Joseph Medical Center Burbank Calif.
Mills - Peninsula Health Services Burlingame Calif.
Mercy San Juan Hospital Carmichael Calif.
Eden Hospital Castro Valley Calif.
Enloe Memorial Center Chico Calif.
Scripps Memorial Hospital - Chula Vista Chula Vista Calif.
Palomar Medical Center Escondido Calif.
San Joaquin General Hospital French Camp Calif.
Scripps Memorial Hospital - La Jolla La Jolla Calif.
Children's Hospital Central Valley Madera Calif.
Holy Cross Hospital Mission Hills Calif.
Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center Mission Viejo Calif.
Memorial Medical Center – Modesto Modesto Calif.
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula Monterey Calif.
Riverside County Regional Medical Center Moreno Valley Calif.
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Newport Beach Calif.
Northridge Hospital Foundation Northridge Calif.
Children's Hospital of Orange County Orange Calif.
Huntington Memorial Hospital Pasadena Calif.
Pomona Valley Community Hospital Pomona Calif.
Mercy Medical Center, Redding Redding Calif.
Kaiser Redwood City Redwood City Calif.
Sutter Roseville Medical Center Roseville Calif.
Kaiser Foundation Hospital North Sacramento Calif.
University of California Davis Medical Center Sacramento Calif.
Salinas Valley Memorial Health Salinas Calif.
Kaiser Foundation Hospital San Diego Calif.
Mercy Hospital & Medical Center San Diego Calif.
Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego Calif.
UCSD Medical Center San Diego Calif.
UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus San Francisco Calif.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara Calif.
Dominican Hospital at Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Calif.
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Santa Rosa Calif.
Stanford Medical Hospital Stanford Calif.
Los Robles Regional Medical Center Thousand Oaks Calif.
Harbor UCLA Medical Center Torrance Calif.
San Antonio Community Hospital Upland Calif.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Valencia Calif.
Kaweah Delta District Hospital Visalia Calif.
JMMC - Walnut Creek Campus Walnut Creek Calif.
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Whittier Calif.
Medical Center of Aurora – South Aurora Colo.
Memorial Hospital (Colorado Springs) Colorado Springs Colo.
Penrose Community and Penrose Main Hospital Colorado Springs Colo.
Children's Hospital Denver Colo.
Denver Health Medical Center Denver Colo.
St. Anthony Central Hospital Denver Colo.
Swedish Medical Center Englewood Colo.
Poudre Valley Hospital Fort Collins Colo.
St. Mary's Medical Center Grand Junction Grand Junction Colo.
Hartford Hospital Hartford Conn.
St. Francis Hospital Hartford Conn.
New Britain General Hospital New Britain Conn.
Yale New Haven Hospital New Haven Conn.
Christiana Care Hospital Wilmington Del.
George Washington University Hospital Washington D.C.
Howard University Hospital Washington D.C.
Washington Hospital Center Washington D.C.
Manatee Memorial Hospital Bradenton Fla.
Cape Coral Hospital Cape Coral Fla.
Broward General Medical Center Fort Lauderdale Fla.
Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center Fort Myers Fla.
Shands at University of Florida Gainesville Fla.
Palmetto General Hospital Hialeah Fla.
Memorial Regional Healthcare System Hollywood Fla.
Baptist Medical Center – Jacksonville Jacksonville Fla.
Shands Jacksonville Jacksonville Fla.
St. Luke's Hospital Jacksonville Fla.
Lakeland Regional Med Center Lakeland Fla.
Jackson Memorial Hosp Miami Fla.
ORHS - Arnold Palmer Hospital Orlando Fla.
Sacred Heart Health System – Pensacola Pensacola Fla.
North Broward Hospital Pompano Beach Fla.
All Children's Hospital Saint Petersburg Fla.
Bayfront Medical Center Saint Petersburg Fla.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital Sarasota Fla.
St. Joseph's Hospital Tampa Fla.
Tampa General Hospital Tampa Fla.
University Community Hospital – Fletcher Tampa Fla.
St. Mary's Hospital West Palm Beach Fla.
Crawford Long Hospital Atlanta Ga.
Emory University Hospital Atlanta Ga.
Grady Health System Atlanta Ga.
Piedmont Hospital Atlanta Ga.
St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta Atlanta Ga.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Ga.
Promina Gwinnett Medical Center Lawerenceville Ga.
Medical Center of Central Georgia Macon Ga.
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Marietta Ga.
Floyd Medical Center Rome Ga.
North Fulton Regional Hospital Roswell Ga.
St. Joseph Health Systems – Savannah Savannah Ga.
Maui Memorial Hospital Wailuku Hawaii
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center Boise Idaho
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Idaho Falls Idaho
Northwest Community Hospital Arlington Heights Ill.
Holy Cross Hospital Chicago Ill.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago Ill.
Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center Chicago Ill.
Rush University Medical Center Chicago Ill.
Stroger Hospital Chicago Ill.
University of Chicago Medical Center Chicago Ill.
University of Illinois Hospital Chicago Ill.
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove Ill.
Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village Ill.
Provena St. Joseph Medical Center Joliet Ill.
Loyola University Medical Center Maywood Ill.
Advocate Christ Hospital Oak Lawn Ill.
St. James - Olympia Fields Campus Olympia Fields Ill.
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge Ill.
OSF St. Francis Medical Center Peoria Ill.
Blessing Hospital Quincy Ill.
OSF Saint Anthony Hospital Rockford Ill.
Rockford Memorial Hospital Rockford Ill.
Memorial Medical Center Springfield Ill.
St. John's Hospital Springfield Ill.
Carle Foundation Hospital Urbana Ill.
Central Dupage Hospital Winfield Ill.
Deaconess Hospital, Inc. (Gateway also) Evansville Ind.
St Mary's Advanced Care Hospital Evansville Ind.
Indiana University Hospital (Riley also) Indianapolis Ind.
Methodist Hospital Indianapolis Ind.
St. Vincent Hospital (Indy, Hospice) Indianapolis Ind.
William N. Wishard Memorial Hospital Indianapolis Ind.
Memorial Hospital ITAL of South Bend South Bend Ind.
Porter Hospital - Valparaiso & Portage Valparaiso Ind.
Iowa Methodist Medical Center Des Moines Iowa
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines Des Moines Iowa
University of Iowa Hospital Clinic Iowa City Iowa
Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City Sioux City Iowa
University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City Kan.
Overland Park Regional Medical Center Overland Park Kan.
Stormont - Vail Healthcare Topeka Kan.
Via Christi - St. Francis Wichita Kan.
BELO - Baptist Hospital East Louisville Ky.
West Jefferson Medical Center Marrero La.
Ochsner Foundation Hospital New Orleans La.
Eastern Maine Medical Center Bangor Maine
Central Maine Medical Center Lewiston Maine
Maine Medical Center Portland Maine
Johns Hopkins Bayview Baltimore Md.
Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore Md.
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Baltimore Md.
University of Maryland Hospital Baltimore Md.
Baltimore/Washington Medical Center Glen Burnie Md.
Washington County Hospital Hagerstown Md.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Mass.
Brigham & Woman's Hospital Boston Mass.
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston Mass.
UMASS Memorial Health Care - University Campus Worcester Mass.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Mich.
University of Michigan Hospital Ann Arbor Mich.
Oakwood Health Care – Dearborn Dearborn Mich.
Children's Hospital of Michigan Detroit Mich.
St. John Health System Detroit Mich.
Hurley Medical Center Flint Mich.
Spectrum Health - Blodgett Campus Grand Rapids Mich.
Spectrum Health – Butterworth Grand Rapids Mich.
St. Mary's Mercy Medical Center Grand Rapids Mich.
W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital - Jackson Jackson Mich.
Borgess Medical Center Kalamazoo Mich.
Bronson Methodist Hospital Kalamazoo Mich.
Sparrow Hospital and Health System Lansing Mich.
Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center Mount Clemens Mich.
Northern Michigan Hospitals Petoskey Mich.
William Beaumont Hospital - Royal O Royal Oak Mich.
St. John Macomb Hospital Warren Mich.
St. Luke's Hospital Duluth Minn.
St. Mary's Hospital (Duluth) Duluth Minn.
Hennepin County Medical Center Minneapolis Minn.
North Memorial Medical Center Robbinsdale Minn.
St. Mary's Hospital (Rochester) Rochester Minn.
St. Cloud Hospital Saint Cloud Minn.
Children's Hospital Saint Paul Minn.
Regions Hospital Saint Paul Minn.
United Hospitals Inc. Saint Paul Minn.
Biloxi Regional Medical Center Biloxi Miss.
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Gulfport Miss.
North Mississippi Medical Center Tupelo Miss.
DePaul Health Center Bridgeton Mo.
St. Francis Medical Center – Cape Cape Girardeau Mo.
University Hospital & Clinic Columbia Mo.
Independence Regional Health Center Independence Mo.
St. John's Regional Medical Center Joplin Mo.
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City Mo.
Research Medical Center Kansas City Mo.
St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City Kansas City Mo.
Truman Medical Center Kansas City Mo.
North Kansas City Hospital N. Kansas City Mo.
Barnes - Jewish Hospital St Louis Mo.
Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital St. Louis Mo.
Christian Hospital Northeast St. Louis Mo.
St. Anthony's Medical Center St. Louis Mo.
St. John's Mercy St. Louis St. Louis Mo.
St. Louis Children's Hospital St. Louis Mo.
St. Louis University Hospital St. Louis Mo.
Cox Medical Center Springfield Mo.
St. Vincent Hospital and Health Center Billings Mont.
St. Patrick Hospital Missoula Mont.
Bryanlgh Medical Center West Lincoln Neb.
Creighton University Medical Center Omaha Neb.
The Nebraska Medical Center Omaha Neb.
St. Rose Siena Hospital Henderson Nev.
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center Las Vegas Nev.
Renown Regional Medical Center Reno Nev.
St. Mary's at Reno Reno Nev.
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon N.H.
Atlanticare Regional Medical - City Division Atlantic City N.J.
Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center Camden N.J.
Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack N.J.
Morristown Memorial Hospital Morristown N.J.
Virtua Health Memorial of Burlington County Mount Holly N.J.
Jersey Shore Medical Center Neptune N.J.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Newark N.J.
Atlanticare Regional Medical - Mainland Pomona N.J.
Community Memorial Hospital Toms River N.J.
Presbyterian Hospital Center Albuquerque N.M.
University of New Mexico Hospital Albuquerque N.M.
Albany Medical Center Albany N.Y.
St. Peter's Hospital Albany N.Y.
Southside Hospital Bay Shore N.Y.
Jacobi Hospital Bronx N.Y.
Montefiore Hospital Bronx N.Y.
St. Barnabas Hospital Bronx N.Y.
Lutheran Medical Center Brooklyn N.Y.
Erie County Medical Center Buffalo N.Y.
Mercy Hospital Buffalo N.Y.
Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital Buffalo N.Y.
Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital Elmira N.Y.
Jamaica Hospital Jamaica N.Y.
Metropolitan Hospital Center New York N.Y.
New York Hospital New York N.Y.
St. Francis Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie N.Y.
Richmond University Medical Center Staten Island N.Y.
Staten Island Hospital North Site Staten Island N.Y.
University Hospital of Stonybrook Stony Brook N.Y.
University Hospital, SUNY at Syracuse Syracuse N.Y.
St. Elizabeth Medical Center Utica N.Y.
Westchester County Medical Center Valhalla N.Y.
Good Samaritan Hospital Long Island West Islip N.Y.
Mission St. Joseph's Hospital Asheville N.C.
Northeast Medical Center Concord N.C.
Gaston Memorial Hospital Gastonia N.C.
Rex Hospital Raleigh N.C.
Forsyth Memorial Hospital Winston-Salem N.C.
North Carolina Baptist Hospital Winston-Salem N.C.
Meritcare Hospital Fargo N.D.
Altru Health Systems Grand Forks N.D.
Akron City/St. Thomas - Summa Health Systems Akron Ohio
Akron General Medical Center Akron Ohio
Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron Akron Ohio
Mercy Medical Center Canton Ohio
Bethesda North Cincinnati Ohio
Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati Ohio
The University Hospital Cincinnati Ohio
Metrohealth System Cleveland Ohio
University Hospitals Cleve & Rainbow Babies & Children Cleveland Ohio
Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospital - Grant Campus Columbus Ohio
Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospital - Riverside Campus Columbus Ohio
The Ohio State University Medical Center Columbus Ohio
St. Rita's Medical Center Lima Ohio
St. Elizabeth Health Center & Boardman ER Youngstown Ohio
Integris Baptist Medical Center - OKC Oklahoma City Okla.
Oklahoma Heart Hospital Oklahoma City Okla.
Oklahoma University Medical Center Oklahoma City Okla.
St. Anthony Hospital Oklahoma City Okla.
St. Francis Hospital Tulsa Okla.
St. Charles Medical Center Bend Ore.
Sacred Heart General Hospital Eugene Ore.
Legacy Emanuel Hospital Portland Ore.
Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital Portland Ore.
Salem Hospital Salem Ore.
Abington Memorial Hospital Abington Pa.
Lehigh Valley Hospital Allentown Pa.
Altoona Regional Health System - Altoona Altoona Pa.
St. Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem Bethlehem Pa.
Crozer Chester Medical Center Chester Pa.
Geisinger Medical Center Danville Pa.
Mercy Fitzgerald Darby Pa.
Hamot Medical Center Erie Pa.
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Hershey Pa.
Memorial Medical Center Conemaugh Campus Johnstown Pa.
Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster Pa.
St. Mary's Medical Center Langhorne Langhorne Pa.
Frankford Torresdale Hospital Philadelphia Pa.
St. Christopher Hospital for Children Philadelphia Pa.
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Philadelphia Pa.
Allegheny General Hospital WPAHS Pittsburgh Pa.
Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pa.
UPMC Health System Presbyterian Pittsburgh Pa.
Reading Hospital Medical Center Reading Pa.
Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Healthcare System Sayre Pa.
Community Medical Center Scranton Pa.
Williamsport Hospital Williamsport Pa.
York Hospital York Pa.
University District Hospital Rio Piedras P.R.
ASEM San Juan P.R.
Rhode Island Hospital Providence R.I.
Medical University Hospital Charleston S.C.
Roper Hospital Charleston S.C.
Trident Regional Medical Center Charleston S.C.
Providence Hospital Columbia S.C.
Richland Memorial Hospital Columbia S.C.
Greenville Hospital Center Greenville S.C.
St. Francis Hospital Inc. - Greenville Greenville S.C.
Grand Strand Regional Medical Center Myrtle Beach S.C.
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Spartanburg S.C.
Lexington Medical Center West Columbia S.C.
Avera Mckennan Hospital Sioux Falls S.D.
Cookville Regional Medical Center Cookeville Tenn.
Holston Valley Hospital Kingsport Tenn.
University of Tennessee Memorial Hospital (Knoxville) Knoxville Tenn.
Lebonheur Children's Medical Center Memphis Tenn.
Regional Medical Center at Memphis Memphis Tenn.
St. Francis Hospital Memphis Memphis Tenn.
St. Thomas Hospital Nashville Tenn.
Baptist St. Anthony's Hospital Amarillo Texas
Northwest Texas Hospital Amarillo Texas
Medical Center of Arlington Arlington Texas
Seton Medical Center Austin Texas
Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital Beaumont Texas
Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital Corpus Christi Texas
Baylor University Medical Center Dallas Texas
Children's Medical Center of Dallas Dallas Texas
Medical City Dallas Hospital Dallas Texas
Methodist Medical Center Dallas Texas
Parkland Memorial Hospital Dallas Texas
Presbyterian Hospital (Dallas) Dallas Texas
Cook Fort Worth Children's Medical Center Fort Worth Texas
Harris Methodist Fort Worth Fort Worth Texas
John Peter Smith Hospital Fort Worth Texas
Plaza Medical Center Fort Worth Texas
Ben Taub General Hospital Houston Texas
Memorial Hermann Hospital Houston Texas
Memorial Hermann Southwest Houston Texas
Texas Children's Hospital Houston Texas
Memorial Medical Center of East Texas Lufkin Texas
Shannon Medical Center San Angelo Texas
East Texas Medical Center Tyler Texas
Trinity Mother Frances Hospital Tyler Texas
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center Provo Utah
Latter-Day Saints Hospital Salt Lake City Utah
Primary Children's Medical Center Salt Lake City Utah
University of Utah Hospital Salt Lake City Utah
Fletcher Allen Healthcare, Vermont Burlington Vermont
Chesapeake General Hospital Chesapeake Va.
Fairfax Hospital Falls Church Va.
Mary Washington Hospital Fredericksburg Va.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Norfolk Va.
VCU Health Systems/ MCV Hospitals Richmond Va.
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Roanoke Va.
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Virginia Beach Va.
Winchester Medical Center Winchester Va.
Providence Everett Medical Center Everett Wash.
Deaconess Medical Center Spokane Wash.
Sacred Heart Medical Center Spokane Wash.
Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma Wash.
Southwest Washington Medical Center Vancouver Wash.
Charleston Area Medical Center General Charleston W.Va.
West Virginia University Hospitals Morgantown W.Va.
Luther Hospital Eau Claire Wis.
Sacred Heart Hospital Eau Claire Wis.
Aurora Bay Care Hospital Green Bay Wis.
St. Vincent Hospital Green Bay Wis.
Gundersen Lutheran Hospital La Crosse Wis.
Meriter Hospital Madison Wis.
St. Mary's Hospital - Madison Madison Wis.
University of Wisconsin Hospital Madison Wis.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Milwaukee Wis.
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Milwaukee Wis.
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Milwaukee Wis.
St. Luke's Medical Center Milwaukee Wis.
Theda Clark Regional Medical Center Neenah Wis.
Waukesha Memorial Hospital Inc. Waukesha Wis.
Aspirus Wausau Hospitals Inc. Wausau Wis.
Wyoming Medical Center Casper Wyo.


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