Area Hospitals Promote Organ Donations

By Charlotte Ames

Published 08/14 2014 05:38PM

Updated 08/14 2014 05:40PM

HARRISBURG - Six hospitals in our region are among 25 in Pennsylvania being recognized for their efforts to promote organ donation. Conemaugh Health System achieved the highest honor in the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. The medical center in Johnstown received a platinum level award.
Penn Highlands Elk Regional and Penn Highlands DuBois made it to the gold level. Penn Highlands Brookville, UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford are at the silver level.

The hospitals were given points for their initiatives, which ranged from distributing donation materials to adding awareness messages to employee pay stubs.

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