UK Chandler Hospital Recognized for Organ Donation Outreach

Donna Slone, KODA client services coordinator at UK, presents the award to Dr. Andrew Bernard, UK's director of trauma and acute care surgery and the chair of the Donation and Transplantation Action Council, and Ann Smith, UK Chandler Hospital Chief Administrative Officer.
Donna Slone, KODA client services coordinator at UK, presents the award to Dr. Andrew Bernard, UK's director of trauma and acute care surgery and the chair of the Donation and Transplantation Action Council, and Ann Smith, UK Chandler Hospital Chief Administrative Officer.
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Updated: 12/09/2013 12:35 pm
The University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reaching gold, silver, and bronze levels of outreach for organ donation and registration.

UK Chandler Hospital conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors on the state’s donor registry. The hospital earned points for each activity planned between September 2012 and May 2013 and won gold recognition through the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign, a program launched in 2011 by HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

This campaign is a special effort of HRSA’s Workplace Partnership for Life to mobilize the nation’s hospitals to increase the number of people in the country who are registered organ, eye, and tissue donors. The campaign unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from their organ procurement organizations (OPOs), Donate Life America (DLA) affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations.

Working together, the teams leverage their communications resources and outreach efforts to most effectively spread word of the critical need for donors. UK Chandler Hospital worked with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) on the campaign.




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