Lifeline Honors Belmont Hospital Employee

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Photo Provided Kent Holloway, CEO of Lifeline of Ohio, presents an award to Teresa Rinkes, nurse manager at Belmont Community Hospital, at the Evening with the Stars. Rinkes was chosen as liaison of the year for her dedication and innovation in promoting organ, eye and tissue donation. BCH is a division of Wheeling Hospital.
BELLAIRE — Teresa Rinkes of Belmont Community Hospital has been named liaison of the year by Lifeline of Ohio for her dedication and innovation in promoting organ, eye and tissue donation.

Rinkes, nurse manager at the hospital, was one of 17 people and institutions honored for their roles in saving lives through donation at an Evening with the Stars hosted by Lifeline of Ohio. BCH is a division of Wheeling Hospital.

“I am honored to have had a small part in the transplantation of a record 33,600 organs in the United States in 2016, an increase of 8.5 percent over 2015,”Rinkes said. “With more than 119,000 people nationwide still waiting for a donated organ, it is important that we continue our efforts to raise donor awareness and help save even more lives in the future.”

BCH Vice President John DeBlasis said, “Having Teresa recognized as the liaison of the year by Lifeline of Ohio comes as no surprise to those who work most closely with her on a day-to-day basis. It does give the public a small glimpse of  her personal dedication and that of BCH to a most worthwhile project. Kudos to her and her team for such an honor.” Continue reading 
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