Published on November 09, 2012
Hospital Receives National Award for Organ Donation
North Kansas City Hospital received the silver award from the Department of Health and Human Services for success in increasing the availability of organs for transplantation.
Hospital executives, together with Midwest Transplant Network (MTN), received the department’s Medal of Honor for Organ Donation for achieving and sustaining national goals for donation, including a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors at the Hospital. Hospital staff was recognized at the 7th Annual National Learning Congress for the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice held in Grapevine, Texas, in October.
“North Kansas City Hospital’s success in this extremely important program is greatly influenced by the help and support of the Midwest Transplant Network and the incredibly dedicated staff at North Kansas City Hospital,” says Dianne Studer, the Hospital’s co-chair for the Donate Life Committee. “It is our duty to respect and honor the wishes of our patients both alive and deceased regarding organ donation. We’re proud to be a part of this program which saves so many lives.”
About North Kansas City Hospital: For over 50 years, North Kansas City Hospital has been at the forefront of providing medical care in the Northland. The Hospital is an acute-care facility with 451-licensed beds with specialties in cardiac care, oncology, women’s health, orthopedics and emergency services. They provide a full continuum of care from the highest level of neonatal intensive care to award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs to home health and hospice. The medical staff includes over 550 physicians representing 49 medical specialties. North Kansas City Hospital is the only hospital in Missouri and one of only 11 hospitals in the country to receive the Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center accreditation from the American Heart Association. In addition, the Hospital is an accredited Level III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, a major trauma center and rated as one of the busiest adult/pediatric emergency departments in Kansas City. For more information, contact North Kansas City Hospital at 2800 Clay Edwards Dr., North Kansas City, MO 64116, on the web at nkch.org, at 816-691-2000 or follow the Hospital on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.