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Greenwich Hospitals Receives Workplace Partnership for Life Gold Award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

Greenwich Hospitals Receives Workplace Partnership for Life Gold Award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

The hospital earned the award for raising awareness of how many Americans need organ, eye and tissue donations.


Greenwich Hospital won a Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Gold Award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration on April 15 for raising awareness of the more than 124,000 people across the country who are in vital need of organ, eye, and tissue donations to survive. The WPFL Hospital Campaign enlists hospitals and hospital associations nationwide to coordinate donor awareness and registry enrollment activities with staff, patients and their communities through creating a culture that consistently educates and registers potential donors.

“We are proud to be part of this national effort,” Diane Kelly, DNP, MBA, RN, and chief operating officer for Greenwich Hospital said.

More than 13,000 businesses across the country are workplace partners. They help register more than one million donors. To do their part, participating hospitals often team up with local donation organizations to continue to raise awareness, and the hospital receives points for every “scorecard activity” it completes, such as holding direct donor registry enrollment events, enlisting volunteers to work these events, holding a donor memorial service, and more. Scorecard activities fall into three categories: donor registration, which includes goal setting; hospital communications and events; and community engagement and events, which can include fun activities like challenge competitions or partnering with local colleges and universities.

Gold Award winners like Greenwich Hospital earned more than 750 points. To earn the highest award possible, the Platinum Award, a hospital or business must earn 1,000 points.

“Greenwich Hospital received the gold national level recognition for exceeding the goals of the campaign,” said Angelo Bernardo, hospital relations coordinator for New England Donor Services. Bernardo recently presented the award at Greenwich Hospital along with Karen Carlson, a donor recipient of a bilateral lung transplant.

Greenwich Hospital is a member of New Haven Health. It serves lower Fairfield and Westchester Counties.

 

Image courtesy Greenwich Hospital

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