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Main Line Health recognized for efforts supporting organ donation

Main Line Health August 25, 2022 News Releases

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.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health's commitment—to deliver advanced medicine for treating and curing disease, playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to be the region's premier choice for clinical care, research, and education. A team of more than 10,000 employees, 3,000 nurses and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health System.

At Main Line Health's core are four of the region's most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation's premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region's largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care, and service, including U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, System Magnet® designation; the nation's highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect, equity, and inclusion, has proudly received awards in this area and has embraced the American Hospital Association's #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education, and research to help patients stay healthy and live their best lives.

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