Fairview Range recognized for organ donor enrollment

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Pictured (l. to r.) with the Gold Recognition Award for the National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign are LifeSource Organ and Tissue Donation hospital liaison Katelyn Wilson; Peggy Mehle, surgery patient care supervisor, Fairview Range Medical Center, and Steven Dickson, nursing director, inpatient services at Fairview Range Medical Center. Submitted photo.

HIBBING – Fairview Range is among a select group of hospitals and transplant centers nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reaching gold, silver, or bronze levels of achievement by conducting activities that promoted enrollment in state organ donor registries. The hospitals are part of the national Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Campaign, sponsored by HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Fairview Range’s awareness and registry campaigns educated staff, patients, visitors and community members on the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donors and thereby increased the number of potential donors on the state’s donor registry. The hospital earned points for each activity implemented during Phase IV of the campaign, between August 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015, and was awarded gold recognition by HRSA. Continue reading