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Gweneth D. O'Shaughnessy, Director of Hospital Services

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Gweneth D. O’Shaughnessy joined Gift of Life in 1996 as a Hospital Services Coordinator. She is currently the Director of Hospital Services, managing and leading a staff of twenty-one who are responsible for organ and tissue donation outcomes in the region’s 129 acute care hospitals. During Gwen’s tenure, she supported regional implementation of routine referral legislation within the hospital market, and participated in the development and hospital implementation of Gift of Life’s DCD practice. Gwen has served the national community as a two-term Chair of the AOPO HD Council, faculty for the US Department of Health and Human Services/Institute for Healthcare Improvement Organ Donation and Transplantation Collaborative. She serves as faculty for the Gift of Life Institute and has spoken extensively nationally and internationally, serving as the keynote speaker for the ISODP Meeting, held in 2005. She currently serves on the 2015 AOPO Annual Meeting Planning Committee.

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