Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Centra Wins Prestigious Awards
Centra Lynchburg General has been named a 2009 Medal of Honor recipient for organ donations by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and LifeNet Health. Centra received the award recently at the National Learning Congress in Grapevine, Texas.
The congress brings together the best organ donor hospitals, transplant centers and organ procurement organizations in the country. Centra Lynchburg General was honored during a special recognition ceremony for the commitment of health care professionals and physicians to help save lives through organ donation.
“Being able to work with families through organ donation to give the gift of life to someone else is one of the most rewarding experiences of our profession,” says Patti S. McCue, Centra chief nursing officer and senior vice president. “I am proud of our health care professionals and their national achievement in organ donation.”
Lynchburg General received this prestigious award for achieving outstanding rates of organ donation, and the hospital was honored for its ongoing support and dedication to organ and tissue donation.