Greenwich Hospital garners national award for raising awareness about the need for organ donations

Monday, April 15, 2019
Greenwich, Conn. (April 15, 2019) – Greenwich Hospital received the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Gold Award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration for building awareness of the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donation registration.

“This awareness is vital because more than 124,000 people in the United States are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant,” said Diane Kelly, DNP, MBA, RN, chief operating officer for Greenwich Hospital. “We are proud to be part of this national effort.”

The WPFL Hospital Campaign enlists hospitals and hospital associations nationwide to coordinate donor awareness and registry enrollment activities with staff, patients and the community by cultivating a culture that educates and registers potential donors.

“Greenwich Hospital received the gold national level recognition for exceeding the goals of the campaign,” said Angelo Bernardo, hospital relations coordinator for New England Donor Services. Bernardo recently presented the award at Greenwich Hospital along with Karen Carlson, a donor recipient of a bilateral lung transplant. Caption: Greenwich Hospital received the Workplace Partnership for Life Gold Award for highlighting the need for organ donations. Pictured here are (l-r) Anna Cerra, DNP, RN, chief nursing officer, Karen Carlson, a donor recipient, Diane Kelly, DNP, MBA, RN, chief operating officer, and Angelo Bernardo with New England Donor Services.

Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a major academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence.