Rachel Fall, Magruder's Commuity Outreach and Wellness Manager (left) accepts the organ donation award for Magruder from Erica Reid, Hospital Liaison with Life Connection of Ohio
Magruder Hospital was recognized by Donate Life Ohio, the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) and the Ohio Department of Health’s Second Chance Trust Fund for taking action to increase organ, eye and tissue donor registration. Magruder Hospital and 56 other Ohio hospitals were recognized during the 2013 OHA Annual Meeting in Columbus.
“Currently, more than 118,000 people nationwide, more than 3,400 of them from Ohio, await a lifesaving organ transplant,” said Dr. Ted Wymyslo, Director of the Ohio Department of Health. “By registering new donors and sharing this lifesaving message through the Hospital Champions program, Magruder Hospital is saving lives and helping to reduce the time critically ill patients must wait for a second chance at life.”
Magruder achieved the Gold Partner designation by providing education and enrollment events for staff and the community as well as providing communication pieces on their website and throughout the hospital.
“Today, we commend Magruder for their advocacy on behalf of donation and congratulate the organization for earning Gold status in this statewide program,” said Mike Abrams, OHA President and CEO.