Grand View Health has received statewide recognition for its efforts to support and raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation.
The hospital received platinum designation through The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) 2022 Donate Life PA Hospital Challenge.
The annual campaign, which took place in April during Organ Donor Awareness Month, encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase organ, eye and tissue donation awareness and designations with their hospitals and communities.
“Organ donation saves lives, and I’m immensely proud of how our team at Grand View Health rallied to spread the word about the life-changing power of organ donation and sign up new organ donors,” says Doug Hughes, RN, BSN, MBA, President and CEO of Grand View Health.
Jillian Laudenslager, RN, Director of Surgical Services at Grand View Health, led the hospital’s PA Donate Life Challenge efforts, which included organ donation signup and recruitment events inside Grand View Health and promotional activities aimed at increasing the number of organ donors in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
Grand View Health employees wore green and blue to raise organ donation awareness on National Blue & Green Day April 22, and a team of Grand View Health colleagues showed further support by competing in the 25th annual Gift of Life Donor Dash in Philadelphia.
HAP partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the two organ procurement organizations serving Pennsylvania—the Center for Organ Recovery & Education and Gift of Life Donor Program—to support the challenge.
“HAP recognizes the hospital teams dedicating their time, energy, resources and passion to supporting organ donation—even as they continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and a workforce crisis,” says Andy Carter, HAP President and CEO. “The hospital community is proud to join our partners in encouraging Pennsylvanians to consider organ donation. One donor can save up to eight lives and enhance up to 75 others.”