Davis Hospital honored for tissue donations

Oct 4 2012 - 11:12pm

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Davis Hospital and Medical Center has been honored by Intermountain Donor Services for its high percentage of tissue donations related to eyes, skin and bones. DHMC received the award given every two years to a trauma center in its regional service area.
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Davis Hospital and Medical Center has been honored by Intermountain Donor Services for its high percentage of tissue donations related to eyes, skin and bones. DHMC received the award given every two years to a trauma center in its regional service area.

LAYTON -- A Layton hospital has been recognized for its high percentage of tissue donations related to the eyes, skin and bones.

Davis Hospital and Medical Center recently received the Outstanding Achievement in Tissue Donation award from Intermountain Donor Services, a nonprofit community service organization dedicated to the recovery and transplantation of organs and tissues, said Melinda Meier, with FUEL Marketing, which provides media relations for the hospital.

IDS is a nonprofit community service organization serving 2.7 million residents, 79 hospitals and three transplant centers in Utah, southeastern Idaho and western Wyoming.

The award, given every two years, is based on the highest percentage of tissue donation involving eyes, skin and bones to trauma centers in a regional service area, Meier said in a news release.

IDS also recognized the outstanding performance and dedication of hospital staff involved with donation education.

Davis Hospital qualified for the title with its donation rates in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, there were 38 eligible tissue donor referrals and 26 donations, a rate of 68 percent, while in 2011, there were 50 eligible tissue donor referrals and 40 donations, a rate of 80 percent.

"We are so honored that (IDS) recognized Davis Hospital for our commitment to donor education within our community," saidDavis Hospital and Medical Center CEO Mike Jensen.

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