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  • Einstein Medical Center Recognized as Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge Winner

    Published: 10/10/2013


    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia was recognized as a Gold Level Achiever for increasing donor awareness and designations as part of the 2013 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge.

    The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education and Gift of Life Donor Program, the two organ procurement organizations serving Pennsylvania, to support the 2013 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. From April 1 to August 31, 2013, participating hospitals held activities to increase donor awareness and designations within their organizations and captured those activities on a scoreboard. Participants strived to achieve gold, silver, and bronze level point totals on the scorecards. As a Gold Level Achiever, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia achieved at least 500 scorecard points, earning the Highest Total Points Achieved by a Hospital statewide.

    “I am delighted that clinicians and staff at Einstein Medical Center are working so hard to increase organ donation since it means more people can get a new lease on life,” says Radi Zaki, MD, Chairman, Division of Transplant Surgery.

    The Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge is part of HAP’s partnership with the American Hospital Association and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration’s Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.

    Background: More than 8,300 Pennsylvanians await organ transplants and thousands of others await tissue transplants. Nationally, more than 117,000 men, women and children are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. In Pennsylvania, more than 8,300 men, women and children are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Eighteen of them die each day because an appropriate match was not found in time. One organ, tissue, and eye donor may save up to 18 lives and help more than 50 people.

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