Grand View Health has received statewide recognition for its efforts to support and raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation.
The hospital received gold designation through The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) 2023 Donate Life Pennsylvania 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.
“April was an extraordinarily busy month for our teams with both Organ Donor Awareness Month and the opening of our brand-new Pavilion at Grand View Health,” says Doug Hughes, MBA, BSN, RN, President and CEO of Grand View Health. “I’m proud of the members of our workforce who took time out of their hectic schedules to spread the word about the life-changing power of organ donation and sign up new organ donors.”
Jillian Laudenslager, MBA, BSN, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer 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 on April 14, and a team of Grand View Health colleagues showed further support by competing in the 26th annual Gift of Life Donor Dash in Philadelphia on April 16.
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.
“Organ, eye, and tissue donors are critical to helping hospital teams save and improve lives,” said HAP President and CEO Nicole Stallings. “HAP applauds the outstanding work of Pennsylvania hospitals and our partners to support and raise awareness about donation. These efforts reflect hospital teams’ commitment to strengthening the health of their communities.”
Grand View Health was one of 107 hospitals statewide that participated in this year’s challenge.