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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Roxborough Memorial Hospital awarded for programs encouraging organ donation

Roxborough Memorial Hospital CEO Peter Adamo, center, holds the Platinum status award from the 2015 Donate Life Challenge. He is pictured with the Donate Life steering committee and nursing student Jenna Lyn Dougherty, far right. Eric Fitzsimmons — Digital First Media
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ROXBOROUGH >> Roxborough Memorial Hospital was awarded a plaque May 24 celebrating its efforts during the 2015 Donate Life Hospital Challenge to increase awareness in the community of the benefits and importance of organ and tissue donation.

In its first year participating in the Gift of Live and Hospital Association of Pennsylvania-sponsored challenge, Roxborough Memorial Hospital achieved Platinum status, the highest level recognized. Statuses are calculated on points that hospitals earn by completing various activities to help people learn about organ donation, by hosting a donor registration drive, attending health fairs or putting a message out in local press, Roxborough’s Donate Life steering committee chair, Dr. Sally Lane, said in a conversation earlier this month.

Lane said she was interested in the challenge, having seen the need for organ donation in her own family, so she went to the kickoff meeting in March 2015, but was unsure how her colleagues at the hospital would take to the idea. Her worry, she was relieved to discover, was without basis. Continue reading
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