October 23, 2019
Largo Medical Center has earned the Platinum Award recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state, through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the organ donation community with workplaces across the nation in spreading the word about the importance of donation.
Between October 2018 and April 2019, Largo Medical Center participated in HRSA's WPFL Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The program challenges hospitals and healthcare organizations to "let life bloom" by educating their staff, patients, visitors, and communities about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation and by offering them opportunities to register as donors.
Largo Medical Center is one of more than 1,480 organizations to participate in the 2019 campaign and one of 638 organizations to earn the Platinum ranking.
"Receiving this recognition drives home Largo Medical Center's commitment to donation awareness and registration," said Adam Rudd, Largo Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer.
This year's Hospital Organ Donation Campaign added more than 48,000 registrations to state registries and the Puerto Rico registry, which also includes registrations from the U.S. Virgin Islands. The campaign has generated more than 492,000 registrations since its inception in 2011 and unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from their local organ procurement organizations, Donate Life America affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations.
Anyone can make a decision to become a registered organ and tissue donor when obtaining a driver's license or by going to www.DonateLifeFlorida.org.
To learn more about this recognition and for an interview, please call Tammy Robiconti, Market Director of PR & Communications at 727-348-1896 OR Tammy.Robiconti@HCAHealthcare.com
About Largo Medical Center
Largo Medical Center is a 455-bed statutory teaching hospital serving Pinellas County from three campuses. The hospital provides Bariatric (Surgical Weight Loss) Services at the Florida Bariatric Centers, Behavioral Healthcare, Breast Healthcare at the Florida Breast Institute, Cardiovascular Services, Clinical Research, Emergency Care at 3 campuses, the H2U Health and Wellness program, Heart Failure at the Largo Advanced Heart Failure Center, Hepatobiliary Care at The Hepatobiliary Center, Imaging and Diagnostic Services, Kidney & Liver Transplants at the Transplant Institute of Florida, Orthopedic/Total Joint Care at the Florida Orthopedic Pavilion, Inpatient, Outpatient and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Robotic Surgery, Spine and Neurologic Care at the Florida Spine & Neuro Center, and Wound Care with Hyperbaric Medicine. Largo Medical Center has AOA and ACGME Accredited Graduate Medical Education programs. The hospital is the West Coast Academic Center for NOVA Southeastern University and is affiliated with the USF Morsani College of Medicine. Largo Medical Center is a Certified Advanced Heart Failure Center and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. We have an accredited AFib Center, Bariatric (Surgical Weight Loss) Program, Breast Center, Cancer Care program, and Chest Pain with PCI. Learn more at LargoMedical.com.
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