TRINITY HEALTH SYSTEM RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY
FOR PROMOTING ORGAN, EYE, AND TISSUE DONATION
Trinity Health System was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added more than 443,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide.
Trinity Health System 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 implemented between October 2017 and April 2018 and was awarded Bronze recognition through the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.
Of the 1,283 hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign, 244 Bronze Awards were awarded during this phase of the campaign.
“We are proud of our employees for their efforts to improve organ donation awareness in our community which could ultimately save lives.” Matt Grimshaw, Trinity Health System CEO. “Our employees continually look for ways to live out our mission to create healthier communities.”
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 and ultimately, the number of organs available for transplant. The campaign unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from their local organ procurement organizations, Donate Life America 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.
Trinity Health System, located in Steubenville, Ohio, is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the largest faith-based healthcare organization in the country. Our mission is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.