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LAKE & VOLUSIA COUNTIES, Fla., February 10, 2020 – AdventHealth Waterman, AdventHealth Daytona Beach and AdventHealth DeLand have earned national recognition for their efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations, through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) hospital organ donation campaign.
“Receiving this recognition is a wonderful reflection of the hard work our teams put into raising awareness for the need for organ donors on a national scale,” said Julie Vincent, chief clinical officer for the AdventHealth operations in Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties. “There is a critical and growing need for registered organ, eye, and tissue donors. Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the organ transplant list, and by working to increase the number of potential donors, we can help give hope to those in dire need of a new organ. Someone’s life could be saved because of a wonderful gift of an organ from a stranger.”
The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the organ-donation community with workplaces across the nation in spreading the word about the importance of donation.
Across the nation, nearly 1,500 organizations participated in the 2019 campaign.
AdventHealth Waterman was one of 226 facilities to earn the gold-level designation.
AdventHealth Daytona Beach was one of 380 facilities to earn the silver-level designation.
AdventHealth DeLand was one of 230 facilities to earn the bronze-level designation.
The WPFL hospital organ donation campaign challenges healthcare organizations to educate their staff, patients, visitors, and communities about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation and provide opportunities to register as donors. Each hospital earned points for completing awareness and registry activities.
Since its inception in 2011, the campaign has generated more than 492,000 registrations. This year’s Hospital Organ Donation Campaign added more than 48,000 registrations to state registries and the Puerto Rico registry, which also includes registrations from the U.S. Virgin Islands.
For more information about the Hospital Campaign, visit www.organdonor.gov/hospitals.
To see the full list of recognized hospitals, click here.
To sign up as a donor, go to www.DonateLifeFlorida.org.
About AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region
Encompassing six AdventHealth hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region is the largest hospital system in the area with 1,208 beds and more than 8,000 team members. The North Region includes facilities in Daytona Beach, DeLand, Orange City, New Smyrna Beach, Palm Coast and Tavares. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. To learn more, click here.
AdventHealth Waterman has earned national recognition for their efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations, through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) hospital organ donation campaign. AdventHealth Waterman was one of 226 facilities to earn the gold-level designation. (The AdventHealth Waterman intensive care unit, respiratory and surgical teams are pictured here.)