St. Mary's Receives Silver Medal of Honor for Achieving Excellence in Organ Donations 05/19/2011
St. Mary’s Medical Center was recently recognized for achieving excellence in organ donation with the 2010 Health and Human Services Organ Donation Silver Medal of Honor. St. Mary’s was honored for achieving and sustaining national goals for donation, including a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors at our facility and 3.75 organs transplanted per donor (OTPD).
St. Mary’s is proud to continue to demonstrate a dedication to excellence in the area of organ donation. This is the fourth consecutive year we have achieved national recognition for our contributions to the national organ donation program. In 2010, St. Mary’s had six organ donors with an average of 4.3 organs per donor. That is over 25 lives that were saved through the wonderful gift of organ transplantation from our facility. We were also acknowledged as one of the highest organ donation hospitals in the nation in both April and May of 2010.
"It is an honor to be presented with this Silver Medal,” said Melanie Kincaid, RN, Director of St. Mary’s Intensive Care Unit and Director of St. Mary’s Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit. “At St. Mary's, we believe it is a privilege to work with our donor families and the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization (IOPO) to contribute to saving the lives of those in need. It is humbling to receive recognition for something we consider to be part of our everyday mission.”