Roxborough Memorial Hospital honored for events encouraging organ donation

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ROXBOROUGH — Gift of Life Donor Program — the organ procurement organization for the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware — and the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) Southeast Connect honored Roxborough Memorial Hospital with a 2018 Gift of Life Titanium Award Nov. 15.

Pennsylvania’s challenge led the nation in hospital participation and was recognized by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign.

The challenge was held during April 2018 to coincide with National Donate Life Month. Hospital activities were captured on a scorecard and assigned titanium-, platinum-, gold-, silver- and bronze-level recognition.

“Everyone at Gift of Life Donor Program applauds the tremendous innovation and hard work of Roxborough Memorial Hospital in making the HAP Donate Life Pennsylvania Hospital Challenge such a force in promoting donation and transplantation,” said Howard M. Nathan, president and CEO, Gift of Life Donor Program. “Roxborough Memorial Hospital hosted hundreds of community events and implemented many new programs to foster a growing culture of donation. It is this strong, shared commitment to best practices, outreach and education that enables us to save and enhance thousands of lives each year. Thanks to these partnerships, Gift of Life leads the nation in the number of organ donations and transplants.”

“On behalf of the entire Prime Healthcare System, we are honored to be recognized by Gift of Life for our commitment to organ donation education,” said Matt Shelak, CEO of Roxborough Memorial Hospital. “As health care providers, we understand the unique role and responsibility we have to provide exceptional care and education to our patients about the difference that their donation can make. Our team physicians and nursing staff are committed to making the donation process a compassionate, safe and seamless experience for our patients and their families. The life-saving power of organ donation can only occur with the assistance of dedicated professionals who understand the needs of patients — and that is exactly what we have at Roxborough Memorial Hospital and throughout Prime Healthcare.”

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