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Friday, June 30, 2017 - Memorial Health System Receives HRSA Platinum Level Award

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Jennifer Offenberger, director of marketing and public relations, joffenberger@mhsystem.org; (740) 374-1797


Memorial Health System Receives HRSA Platinum Level Award


(June 30, 2017, Marietta, Ohio) –
Memorial Health System recently received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Platinum Level Award. Through the HRSA’s Hospital Organ Donation Campaign, hospitals across the country work with donation organizations and their state hospital associations to conduct donation registration drives, social media campaigns and other events to raise awareness and register donors within their hospital facilities and communities.

Hospitals across the country have the opportunity to earn bronze, silver, gold and platinum level recognition. Campaign participants earn points toward recognition for each activity completed on the activity scorecard. In order to reach the platinum level a hospital must earn 1,000 points, Memorial Health System earned 1,330 points. Memorial Health System reached the platinum level by:

  • Holding direct donor registry events at Marietta Memorial Hospital
  • Providing education, opportunities and information about donation and how to get involved
  • Participated in National Donate Life Blue & Green Day (April 21) – the hospital organized a donation station, which included information on organ, eye and tissue donation and registered donor sign-ups.
  • Used social media posts to inform the community about donating

About the Hospital Organ Donation Campaign:

The Hospital Organ Donation campaign is a special effort of the Workplace partnership for Life. Hospitals across the country work with donation organizations and their state hospital associations to conduct donation registration drives, social media campaigns and other events to raise awareness and register donors within their hospital facilities and communities. Each year, the campaign provides a list of 40 activity ideas that participants can choose from to implement in their areas. Hospitals that reach various point levels for conducting activities are recognized by HRSA and the campaign’s national partners each year. For more information about the HRSA’s Hospital Organ Donation Campaign and the activity scorecard go to: www.organdonor.gov.

Memorial Health System: Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit integrated health system governed by a volunteer board of community members that are committed to providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of our region. We are a network of services provided by over 2,500 employees and include two hospitals, outpatient service sites and provider clinics. We partner with our providers to deliver quality care and service with an additional focus on medical education and community service. You can learn more by visiting mhsystem.org.

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