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December 2009 Issue
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University Hospital Recognized for Organ Donation Leadership

By Katy Cosse
Published December 2009

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognized UC Health University Hospital for its leadership in organ donation with the departmentís Medal of Honor at the Fifth National Learning Congress on Organ Donation and Transplantation held late September in Dallas.

Each of the 428 winning hospitals had eight or more eligible organ donors during the 22-month award period ending in April 2009.

University Hospital was recognized for achieving a 75 percent or higher donation conversion rate, which is a national goal for donation.

The hospital is among 28 health providers in the Tristate that work with LifeCenter Organ Donor Network to save, enhance and change lives through organ and tissue donation.

Read more about the medal of honor at www.newsroom.hrsa.gov. Learn more about organ donation by visiting www.lifepassiton.org


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