Jefferson selected for national pilot program to improve kidney transplants

PHILLY VOICE | Michael Tenenbaum

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City Philadelphia.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital will join 18 other transplant hospitals in the United States in a pilot program aimed at maximizing the nation's capacity for kindey transplantion. 

As part of the three-year Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (COIIN), Jefferson will participate in programs that seek an alternative framework for organ offer and acceptance, waitlist management, care coordination and quality monitoring.

“The Jefferson Transplant Institute is thrilled to participate in this pilot study alongside our colleagues at other premier transplant programs and UNOS,” said Cataldo Doria, director of Jefferson’s Transplant Institute. “With more than 100,000 Americans waiting for a kidney, this project is needed more than ever. We hope to maximize transplantation by identifying best practices that can be used by all transplant centers.” Continue reading 
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