Award of Hope

UW Organ and Tissue Donation (UW OTD) recently honored 17 hospitals that have demonstrated a strong commitment to saving lives through organ and tissue donation.

 

The Award of Hope recognizes the comprehensive work of hospitals that achieve or exceed the goals of two important measures that maximize the gift of life: the true conversion rate (TCR), which measures the percentage of medically eligible donors that become actual donors; and organs transplanted per donor (OTPD), which measures the average number of organs recovered from each donor. Hospitals earn a gold, silver or bronze award depending on an OTPD of 3.25 (bronze), a true conversion rate of at least 75 percent (silver) or meeting both metrics (gold).

 

The Excellence in Tissue Donation award is given to Versiti tissue bank partner hospitals who achieve at least a 60 percent consent rate. This metric measures the collaborative work between the hospital staff and tissue bank in coordinating communication around tissue consent conversations.

 

2019 Award of Hope Winners

 

Gold

  • Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center – Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Ascension Mercy Hospital – Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Silver

  • SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison, Wisconsin
  • HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Neenah, Wisconsin

Bronze

  • Aspirus Wausau Hospital – Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • University Hospital – Madison, Wisconsin
  • American Family Children’s Hospital – Madison, Wisconsin
  • SwedishAmerican Hospital – Rockford, Illinois
  • The Excellence in Tissue Donation winners are:
  • Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center – Janesville, Wisconsin
  • SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison, Wisconsin
  • Aspirus Wausau Hospital – Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • University Hospital – Madison, Wisconsin
  • Aurora BayCare Medical Center – Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center – La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital – Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Aspirus Langlade Hospital & Clinics – Antigo, Wisconsin
  • Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics – Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
  • SwedishAmerican Medical Center-Belvidere – Belvidere, Illinois

 

Additionally, UW OTD presented the Family Care Award to Sauk Prairie Hospital in Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin. The Family Care Award honors one hospital that exemplifies the highest standards of family support. The honoree was chosen by a volunteer panel of donor families who evaluated a group of blind nominations.

 

Congratulations to all the winners!