Davis Hospital Awarded For Outstanding Achievement In Tissue Donation
Sept. 27, 2012
Davis Hospital and Medical Center recently received the Outstanding Achievement in Tissue Donation award from Intermountain Donor Services (IDS), a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery and transplantation of organs and tissues in Utah, southeastern Idaho, and western Wyoming.
The award, given every two years, is based upon the highest percentage of tissue donation, which involves eyes, skin, and bones, to trauma centers in a regional service area. In addition to tissue donation, IDS also recognizes the outstanding performance and dedication of hospital staff members who are involved with donation education. This year, Davis Hospital qualified for the title due to its donation rates in both 2010 and 2011. In 2010, there were 38 eligible tissue donor referrals and 26 tissue donations, equating to a donation rate of 68 percent. In 2011, there were 50 eligible tissue donor referrals and 40 tissue donations, equating to a donation rate of 80 percent.
“We are so honored that Intermountain Donor Services recognized Davis Hospital for our commitment to donor education within our community,“ says Davis Hospital and Medical Center CEO Mike Jensen.