Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin earn national recognition for organ donation
Oct. 15, 2013 College News - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin received gold level recognition from the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) for its outreach for organ donation and registration efforts. To be awarded gold level recognition, hospitals must achieve a score of 500 or more in multiple categories relating to organ donation awareness, outreach and education. Froedtert & the Medical College received a score of 1,125.
"This recognition is a testament to the diligent work of our staff and physicians across our organization as they continually strive for excellence in caring for patients," said Lynn Fischer, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin transplant service line vice president. "Thanks to our collaboration with the Wisconsin Donor Network, we’re able to continue spreading the message of the importance of organ donation."
Froedtert & the Medical College, a participant in the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign, is one of two hospitals to be ranked in Southeastern Wisconsin, and one of nine ranked in Wisconsin. The campaign was launched in 2011 by HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness and education about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donors and, by doing so, increase the number of potential donors in the state’s donor registry. To date, the campaign has registered a total of 221,834 donors nationally.