Hospitals achieve national ranking for organ donor efforts.
Neptune, N.J., July 28, 2016 – Hackensack Meridian Health is among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for reaching platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels of achievement for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries. Hackensack Meridian Health is part of a national hospital campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added 400,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide since 2011.
“Nationwide, there are almost 120,000 people waiting for life-saving transplants, of which more than 5,000 are New Jersey residents,” says John Lloyd, co-CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “We’re doing our part to educate the community, register new donors, and help provide remarkable opportunities for individuals waiting for a transplant.”
Awareness and registry efforts took place at Hackensack Meridian Health’s hospitals to educate staff, patients, visitors and community members about the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donors. The hospitals earned points for each activity implemented between May 2015 and April 2016 through the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.