Baptist Health Richmond Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ Eye and Tissue Donation
Baptist Health Richmond has received platinum recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Baptist Health Richmond has received platinum recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for its efforts in encouraging enrollment in Kentucky’s organ donor registries.
Throughout the year, Baptist Health Richmond conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors and community members about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors on the state’s donor registry.
The hospital earned points for each activity implemented between October 2017 and April 2018 and was awarded platinum recognition – the highest honor possible – through the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.
Baptist Health Richmond was among 17 hospitals in Kentucky to be recognized by HRSA, including sister hospitals Baptist Health Corbin and Baptist Health Lexington, which both also received platinum recognition. The campaign has been credited with adding more than 443,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide.
“Giving the gift of life is the most selfless act of all,” said Mendy Blair, MSN, RN-BC,NE-BC, CENP, vice president and chief nursing officer at Baptist Health Richmond. “We are extremely grateful to be a part of such a wonderful mission and appreciate those who have contributed to this successful campaign.”