Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital are among top honorees in annual statewide hospital challenge.
Main Line Health and its acute care hospitals — Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital — have earned statewide recognition for efforts to support and raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation.
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) 2022 Donate Life PA Hospital Challenge took place in April, National Donate Life Month. Hospitals conducted activities to support donation, such as internal training, meetings, campaigns to register new organ donors, community events and communications. Activities were captured on a scorecard and hospitals and health systems earned titanium, platinum, gold, silver or bronze level recognitions.
In the health system category, Main Line Health was recognized among the three Top-Performing for eastern Pennsylvania. Paoli Hospital was recognized among the three Top-Performing for eastern Pennsylvania in the hospital category.
Each Main Line Health hospital was awarded specific designations by virtue of its scorecard. The award levels for each facility are:
- Titanium Level Recognition (highest level): Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital
- Platinum Level Recognition: Lankenau Medical Center
The annual campaign encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase organ, eye and tissue donation awareness and designations within their hospitals and communities. HAP partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the two organ procurement organizations serving Pennsylvania—the Center for Organ Recovery & Education and Gift of Life Donor Program—to support the challenge.
“Main Line Health is incredibly honored to be recognized for our organ donation awareness efforts,” said Jack Lynch, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Main Line Health. “Those in need of a life-saving organ, eye or tissue transplant depend on all of us. Inspiring our community to register as organ donors is the first and most important step toward the Gift of Life. While partnering with the Gift of Life Donor Program, this helps support families while making the difficult decisions required at the end of life. Giving the Gift of Life saves lives and helps grieving family members cope with loss.”
“HAP recognizes the hospital teams dedicating their time, energy, resources, and passion to supporting organ donation—even as they continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and a workforce crisis,” HAP President and CEO Andy Carter said. “The hospital community is proud to join our partners in encouraging Pennsylvanians to consider organ donation. One donor can save up to eight lives and enhance up to 75 others.”
A total of 109 hospitals statewide participated in this year’s challenge. More information about the challenge and the scoring process can be found on HAP’s website.
About Gift of Life Donor Program
Gift of Life Donor Program is the non-profit, federally-designated organ procurement organization, serving 11.2 million people across the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Its annual donation rate ranks among the highest in the world. Since 1974, Gift of Life has coordinated more than 46,000 life-saving organs for transplant, and approximately one million tissue transplants have resulted from the generosity of donors and their families. One organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people, and a tissue donor can enhance the lives of more than 75 others. For more information about donation and to register, visit us at donors1.org.