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Nevada Donor Network is committed to working closely with all hospital personnel to provide donation information and help increase the number of heroic organ, eye and tissue donors.
11 LOCAL HOSPITALS RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Nevada Donor Network is proud to announce 11 Las Vegas area hospitals have been recognized nationally for their efforts to promote organ, eye and tissue donation. The hospitals participated in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Campaign from June 2014 through April 2015. During that time, hospitals were given points for activities and trainings aimed at educating staff and members of the public about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. At the end of the campaign, the points were tallied and all 11 Las Vegas hospitals that participated accrued enough points to reach the program’s gold level. Together the hospitals hosted 233 events and added 243 new names to the Nevada Donor Registry.
Congratulations to the following hospitals for reaching gold level and helping to save and enhance lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
Valley Health Systems; Valley Hospital Medical Center, Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, Desert Springs Medical Center, Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center
Dignity Health Systems; St. Rose Dominican Siena Campus, Rose de Lima Campus and San Martin Campus
You Are Hope Event Inspires Hospital Staff
Nevada Donor Network (NDN) held its inaugural Donation Partners Event, You Are Hope, on September 25, 2014. Attendees, including nursing and other ancillary hospital staff from Las Vegas area hospitals, heard first-hand about their important role in the donation process from nationally recognized donation champion Helen Bottenfield.
Opening the evening, Nevada Donor Network CEO Joe Ferreira spoke about life in the organ procurement organization. He explained that just a few years prior NDN was not in good standing with many regulatory agencies. However after a change in practices and culture, NDN now leads the world in organs recovered for transplant per capita.
Bottenfield, who most recently served as Executive Director for the Organ Donation & Transplantation Alliance, centered her message to hospital professionals on the theme of the event, You are Hope. Her 30 years of experience in the field of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation coupled with her career as a critical care nurse allowed the audience to connect with her message. The lack of transplantable organs creates a medical crisis that can be solved in part by a solid partnership between hospitals and NDN. Creating a culture of donation within the hospital starts with hospital leadership but every employee hospital wide has the power to Donate Life.
Closing the evening was Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy. The coroner’s office partnership with NDN often removes roadblocks and has allowed for a huge increase in the number of tissue and ocular recoveries that change lives.