Baptist Health Lexington, Richmond and Corbin were among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its outreach efforts for organ donation and registration.
The hospitals 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 hospitals earned points for each activity planned between September 2012 and May 2013. Baptist Health Corbin was awarded gold recognition and Baptist Health Lexington and Baptist Health Richmond were awarded silver recognition.
Hospitals were recognized through the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign, a program launched in 2011 by HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Of the 924 hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign, 322 were awarded recognition.
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