Donate Life West Virginia recognizes 11 WVU medical hospitals

Donate Life West Virginia recognizes 11 WVU medical hospitals

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) – Eleven of WVU Medicine’s member and managed hospitals have been recognized by Donate Life West Virginia.

Recognition took place on September 1. 9 at the Donate Life West Virginia Hospital Challenge Awards Luncheon at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke.

The challenge encourages West Virginia hospitals to increase organ donation awareness and donor designations within their hospital and community.

Outreach and designation activities are captured on a scorecard for participating hospitals to achieve levels based on point totals.

The levels – from highest to lowest – are Titanium, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

WVU Medicine Hospitals recognized in this year’s Hospital Challenge include:

  • Titanium Level
    • Braxton County Memorial Hospital
    • Camden Clark Medical Center
    • Grant Memorial Hospital (operated)
    • JW Ruby Memorial Hospital
    • Reynolds Memorial Hospital
    • Summersville Regional Medical Center
    • United Hospital Center
    • Wheeling Hospital
  • Platinum level
    • Potomac Valley Hospital
    • St. Joseph Hospital
    • Thomas Health (managed)

Camden Clark Medical Center was also recognized for successfully retrieving the first placenta for tissue donation in the state.

“We are so grateful to our hospitals for raising awareness of the vital importance of organ donation,” said Michael Shullo, Pharm.D., WVU Medicine associate vice president for transplant services. “Heart disease and kidney disease are among the leading causes of death for residents of West Virginia. By encouraging people to register as organ donors, we can provide lifesaving transplants to all residents. of West Virginia right here at home.

The WVU Medicine Transplant Alliance at JW Ruby Memorial Hospital is West Virginia’s first and only multi-organ transplant center, offering heart and kidney transplants to people across the state and area.

For more information on the WVU Medicine Transplant Alliance, click here. To register as a donor, click here.

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