Michelle Aliprantis, MBA

  Regional Director of Marketing and Communications

Donate Life Month Flag-Raising Ceremony Held at Roxborough Memorial Hospital


Philadelphia, PA (April 3, 2023)—Recently, Roxborough Memorial Hospital gathered outside the flagpole to recognize April as Donate Life Month. The flag-raising ceremony is part of the Gift of Life Organ Donor awareness initiative.

According to the PA donate life website, more than 118,000 people in the United States are waiting for a transplant, and hundreds of thousands are waiting for life-enhancing tissue transplants. In Pennsylvania alone, more than 7,000 people are on the waiting list.
“We are proud to honor and celebrate donors and their families,” said Mary Cleary, Patient Experience Coordinator of Roxborough Memorial Hospital. “The flag will act as a reminder of the role donors and their families play in healing our community.”
Established in 2003, National Donate Life Month occurs every April and features local, regional, and national activities encouraging Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors.
After the ceremony, members in attendance looked onward while the Donate Life Flag was hoisted outside the hospital. Tears were shed, and words exchanged, remembering the generous acts that led to this day. The flag will fly for the month of April to serve as a constant reminder of the precious gift of life – and the importance of choosing organ and tissue donation.
To register as an organ donor, sign up on the Pennsylvania Donor Registry website at

About Roxborough Memorial Hospital: Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a 131-bed community hospital. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and northwest section of Philadelphia communities for more than a century, having first opened its doors in 1890. Roxborough Memorial Hospitals School of Nursing has been educating nurses since 1898. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Roxborough Memorial Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County, and Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit