Hospital committee recognized as lifesaver

NWI Times

Carol Schuster, center, Franciscan Alliance regional chief nursing officer, accepts a Gift of Hope Lifesaving Partners Award on behalf of the Organ and Tissue Donation Committee Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point, recognized by Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network for outstanding achievement in addressing the critical need for organ and tissue donation..

Presenting a plaque are Kevin Cmunt, Gift of Hope president and CEO, and Alice Jenkins, Gift of Hope donation coordinator. Two years ago, Franciscan St. Anthony expanded its Donate Life Month observance by displaying Donate Life Trees in the lobby and on the hospital units. “By the end of the month, the trees were filled with names from staff, patients and visitors who wanted to show their support of organ, eye and tissue donation,” Cmunt said. “Working in concert with Franciscan St. Anthony Health’s Regional Marketing Department, the Donation Committee has worked steadfastly to help make each National Donate Life Month observance at the hospital better than the last.”
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