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Michelle Aliprantis, MBA
Regional Director of Marketing and Communications
Roxborough Memorial Hospital Honored With Platinum Award for
Efforts Supporting Organ Donation
Hospital team supported education, awareness through statewide challenge
Philadelphia, PA (08/19/2022) –Roxborough Memorial Hospital is receiving statewide recognition for its efforts to support and raise awareness about organ, eye, and tissue donation.
The hospital was honored with a platinum designation through The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) 2022 Donate Life PA Hospital Challenge.
The annual campaign encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase organ, eye, and tissue donation awareness and designations within their hospitals and communities. HAP partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the two organ procurement organizations serving Pennsylvania—the Center for Organ Recovery & Education and Gift of Life Donor Program—to support the challenge.
“This award recognizes Roxborough Memorial Hospital’s dedication to the mission of organ donation,” said Burt Piper, PharmD, FACHE, CEO, Roxborough Memorial Hospital. “Activities such as educational displays, social media awareness, and one-on-one conversations are valuable ways to educate people about the opportunity to provide life and healing through organ and tissue donation.”
Piper added, “With so many Pennsylvania residents waiting for an organ donation, we must raise awareness of this critically important issue.”
“HAP recognizes the hospital teams dedicating their time, energy, resources, and passion to supporting organ donation—even as they continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and a workforce crisis,” HAP President and CEO Andy Carter said. “The hospital community is proud to join our partners in encouraging Pennsylvanians to consider organ donation. One donor can save up to eight lives and enhance up to 75 others.”
Roxborough Memorial Hospital was one of 109 hospitals statewide that participated in this year’s challenge.
“Organ donation saves lives, and I’m proud of how our team at Roxborough Memorial Hospital rallied to spread the word about the life-changing power of organ donation. The real heroes of this program are the donors. We are simply humble facilitators, and lucky to partner with Gift of Life in this powerful work.,” says Michael Rogozinski, MSN, RN, CNO, Roxborough Memorial Hospital.
A full list of hospital designations resulting from the challenge, and more information about the scoring process, can be found at HAP’s website.
For more information about becoming an organ donor, visit www.donors1.org.
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 primehealthcare .