Wythe County Community Hospital Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation
November 8, 2018
Wythe County Community Hospital was recently recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for their admirable efforts to save and enhance lives by promoting organ, eye, and tissue donation through the 2018 National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign.
Wythe County Community Hospital conducted outreach and awareness activities to educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical need for donors and encouraged them to sign up in their state donor registry. According to HRSA, hospitals earned points for each activity implemented and each person who registered as a donor between October 2017 and April 2018. Based on their point total, hospitals could earn platinum, gold, silver, or bronze level recognition. Hospitals worked closely with their organ procurement organizations and Donate Life America state teams. Many state hospital associations also were involved. WCCH was one of two hospitals in Virginia to achieve the platinum status.
Wythe County Community Hospital was recognized by Donate Life Virginia for the hospital’s exemplary efforts at the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association Fall meeting November 2, 2018. Theresa Dix, Chief Nursing Officer at WCCH received the award on behalf of Wythe County Community Hospital.