WellSpan Health announced that it and six of its hospitals were named 2018 award recipients through the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge.
The goal is to increase promotion and awareness of organ, eye, and tissue donations. A single donor can save eight lives and positively impact more than 100 more through tissue donation, according to the American Transplant Foundation.
WellSpan York Hospital earned the Titanium Award. WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, and WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital earned Platinum Awards. Chambersburg Hospital earned the Gold Award. Overall, WellSpan Health received the health system Platinum Award by the Donate Life Hospital Challenge.
WellSpan is a part of the Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge each year in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education, and the Gift of Life Donor Program.