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CHI St. Vincent Hospitals Awarded for Organ Donation Awareness Efforts

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – CHI St. Vincent, a leading regional health network serving Central and Southwest Arkansas, announces that CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs and CHI St. Vincent North in Sherwood have earned national recognition for their efforts to increase organ, tissue and eye donor awareness across the state through the DoNation Campaign.

Working with ARORA of Little Rock, an accredited organ procurement nonprofit, CHI St. Vincent hospitals in Little Rock, Hot Springs and Sherwood earned Platinum recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

“CHI St. Vincent is honored to receive this recognition for its efforts, working with ARORA, to raise awareness about organ donation,” CHI St. Vincent Market CEO Chad Aduddell said. “Transplantation is a miracle that restores lives, and we are dedicated to helping share that miracle with patients and their families.”

Formerly known as the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign, DoNation unites HRSA and the organ donor community with hospitals across the country to spread the word about the importance of organ donation and increase the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors.

Working with ARORA, CHI St. Vincent hospitals hold Donate Life walks, regularly discuss organ donation in nursing orientations, promote National Donate Life Blue and Green Day through special events, and observe Organ Donation Month each April with special messages throughout their facilities. CHI St. Vincent and ARORA also collaborate on processes and procedures to inform hospital patients and their families about organ donation options.