|John Rossfeld, chief executive officer of Antelope Valley Hospital, (left) and Prasad Garimella, chief operating officer of OneLegacy, hold the Donate Life flag. The flag will fly at the main entrance of the hospital throughout April to commemorate National Donate Life Month. (Photo: Business Wire)|
LANCASTER, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) has been recognized as the top-performing hospital for organ donation by OneLegacy, the organ and tissue recovery organization serving the seven-county greater Los Angeles area. OneLegacy’s expansive service area includes more than 240 hospitals.
“This achievement is a testimony to the entire Antelope Valley Hospital team as well as the compassion of families dealing with the loss of a loved one,” said John Rossfeld, chief executive officer at AVH. “The generosity of organ and tissue donors and their families allows others a chance to live a healthier, longer life.”
As the top-performing hospital, AVH received a $10,000 grant from OneLegacy to build a donor memorial. The announcement was made at a flag-raising ceremony at AVH to commemorate National Donate Life Month. Along with organizations across the country, AVH raised a Donate Life flag to bring awareness to the importance of organ donations. The flag at AVH is at the main entrance of the hospital and will continue to fly for the remainder of the month. Through its participation AVH hopes to motivate local residents to consider the benefits of organ donation and join the Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Donor Registry. Continue reading
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