LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 7, 2017) — Baptist Health Lexington has been awarded platinum recognition – the highest level of recognition possible – in a national campaign for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added more than 400,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide.
Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates recruited hospitals to join the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign and supported them in planning awareness and donor registry enrollment activities to increase the number of organ, eye, and tissue donors. Baptist Health Lexington and other participating donation organizations earned points for each activity implemented between October 2016 and April 2017 and were awarded platinum, gold, silver or bronze recognition accordingly.
“We are proud of the commitment of our employees and physicians to supporting organ donation and awareness, said Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer of Baptist Health Lexington. ”We hope the support from Baptist Health Lexington has contributed to raising employee, patient and community awareness of this worthy effort.”
See the full list of recognized donation organizations and hospitals here.
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 registered as organ, eye, and tissue donors. The campaign unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from Donate Life America affiliates, local organ procurement organizations, 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.