(Torrington, CT) Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has received the SILVER level of recognition from the National Health and Services Administration’s Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign for its efforts to support and increase the number of registered organ, tissue and eye donors.
LifeChoice Donor Services partners with the hospital to celebrate those who participate and register in lifesaving organ and tissue donation. This recent campaign initiated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proved to be the most successful to date for participation, with a 40 percent increase over the previous campaign in the number of hospitals that submitted scorecards. More than 1,000 hospitals, hospital associations, and donation organizations participated and registered 43,932 donors nationwide. This is great news—especially for the 122,000 people awaiting life-saving transplants in our country.
Lifechoice is an Organ procurement organization (OPO) that facilitates the organ and tissue donation process for CHH. OPOs are responsible for honoring an individual’s decision to donate when they have joined a donor registry and providing compassionate support to families. OPOs also evaluate potential donors for medical suitability, assist with the placement of organs for transplant, and facilitate the recovery of both organs and tissues.
“We encourage individuals to register as donors. It is a very meaningful program and we are so pleased to partner with our colleagues at LifeChoice Donor Services to help fulfill the wishes of individuals and family members who want to make lifesaving donations to those in need.” said Hospital Spokesman Tim LeBouthillier.
For more information about the organ/tissue donation process, visit www.lifechoiceOPO.org or organdonor.gov for more information.
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.