BELOIT HEALTH SYSTEM AND HOSPITAL PARTNERS EARN NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR PROMOTING ORGAN, EYE AND TISSUE DONATION

BELOIT, WI. (September 4, 2019) Beloit Health System has earned national recognition for its efforts to engage hospitals in increasing organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state, through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the organ donation community with workplaces across the nation in spreading the word about the importance of donation.

Between October 2018 and April 2019, Beloit Health System recruited hospitals to join the WPFL Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The program challenges hospitals and healthcare organizations to “let life bloom” by educating their staff, patients, visitors, and communities about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation and offering them opportunities to register. Beloit Health System worked with hospitals to plan and conduct organ donation awareness and registry activities. In turn, hospitals earned points for each activity and were awarded platinum, gold, silver, or bronze recognition based on the number and types of activities conducted.

“Receiving the Bronze recognition shows the commitment from the health system on improving community knowledge on the importance of organ donation and the gift of life that it provides to someone in need, helping provide the knowledge that one individual who donates may affect the lives of 50 individuals through their generosity is not only a gift to that individual but a gift to the entire community,” commented Sharon Cox, DNP, MSN, RN, Vice-President/CNO.

This year’s Hospital Campaign efforts added more than 48,000 registrations to state registries and the Puerto Rico registry, which also includes registrations from the U.S. Virgin Islands. The campaign has generated more than 492,000 registrations since its inception in 2011 and unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from their local organ procurement organizations, Donate Life America affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations. Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the organ transplant list, reaffirming the critical and growing need for registered organ, eye, and tissue donors. For more information about the Hospital Campaign, visit www.organdonor.gov/hospitals.

 

 

 

About Beloit Health System

Beloit Health System is an independent community health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. We offer world-class facilities and services to improve the overall health of the communities we serve with cornerstones for quality, engagement, integrity and patient satisfaction.

 

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If you would like more information about this release, please contact Megan Goggin, Manager of Marketing and Community Relations at Beloit Health System at 608.363.5714 or email mgoggin@beloithealthsystem.org

 

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