POSTED: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 12:10pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 3:55pm
EL PASO - The Department of Health and Human Services today presented awards to 307 hospitals, including University Medical Center of El Paso, 28 organ procurement organizations, 157 transplant programs and 11 individuals for their success in increasing the number of organs available for transplantation.
All were recognized at the Sixth National Learning Congress for the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice held in Grapevine, TX.
Hospital representatives received the department’s Medal of Honor for Organ Donation for achieving and sustaining national goals for donation, including a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors at their facilities.