DCH Regional Medical Center Receives Gift of Life Award from Alabama Organ Center
DCH Regional Medical Center recently received the 2016 Gift of Life Award from the Alabama Organ Center to recognize our dedication to organ and tissue donation and family care.
Today, more than 117,000 men, women and children in the United States are on the organ transplant waiting list. Nearly 3,000 of those waiting are in Alabama. Unfortunately, on average 20 people die each day because an organ does not become available in time.
For more information and to register to be a donor, please visit the Alabama Organ Center’s website at www.alabamaorgancenter.org and follow them on Facebook.
At the award ceremony are (L-R) Chris Meeks, Executive Director of the Alabama Organ Center; Candi Hagler, Director of Patient Care Services for DCH; Nikki Norman, Manager of Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Dona Prophitt, former Manager of TSICU; and Bryan N. Kindred, President/CEO of the DCH Health System.
The Regional Medical Center was one of 12 Alabama hospitals to be recognized. The hospitals were selected based on a variety of criteria that demonstrate the hospital’s commitment to a successful organ and tissue donation program. The criteria included staff education, the presence of a donation committee, donor family recognition and educating the community about organ donation.