Sunday, August 28, 2016

Baystate Franklin Medical Center honored for encouraging organ donations

WWLP NEWS | By Mike Masciadrelli

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Western Massachusetts hospitals have been nationally recognized for their work in organ donations. Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield is among a select group of hospitals given an award for promoting organ and tissue donations.

A total of 995 hospitals nationwide were recognized by the national campaign encouraging donor enrollments, but only three in Massachusetts received the highest platinum-level recognition. In addition to Baystate Franklin, Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester also were awarded.

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