Hospitals Recognized for Outreach

Ripple Effect


U.S Dept of Health and Human Services certificates of honorThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognized eight hospitals in the UW Organ and Tissue Donation (UW OTD) service network for their work in organ, eye and tissue donation education and awareness efforts in the Hospital Organ Donation Campaign.


The hospitals earned points for each awareness and registration activity they held between September 2012 and May 2013 to educate the public about the importance of becoming an organ donor. The UW OTD hospitals were among 322 nationwide to be recognized in the campaign, which encourages hospitals to create social media campaigns, registration drives and other events to promote organ donation. The campaign ultimately added 221,834 new registrations to the national registry.


The Eight Winning Hospitals


Gold Medals

  • Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
  • MCHS Franciscan Healthcare, La Crosse
  • Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
  • Marquette General

Silver Medals

  • Bellin Hospital
  • Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital

Bronze Medal

  • Sacred Heart Hospital