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Confluence Health honored with two awards for excellence in organ donation efforts

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WENATCHEE - Confluence Health Hospital Central Campus was recently recognized with two hospital achievement awards by LifeCenter Northwest for excellence in organ donation efforts.

LifeCenter Northwest is a non-profit organ procurement organization that serves Alaska, Montana, North Idaho, and Washington State. It is the largest geographic area of the 57 federally designated organ procurement organizations in the United States. In this role, LifeCenter Northwest works collaboratively with more than 200 hospitals in the region to save lives through organ and tissue donation. Hospitals meeting certain robust criteria each year are honored for their efforts in the organization’s annual report. For the 2023 annual report released this month, Confluence Health Hospital Central Campus – previously called Central Washington Hospital – was honored with two such awards.


The first award, the Organ Donation Process Excellence Award, previously called the Donation Referral Achievement Award – Organ, is granted to hospitals with a process error rate of 5% or less. Realizing and maintaining a low process error rate is challenging and requires a strong commitment to hospital services and staff. Confluence Health Hospital Central Campus was one of only 29 hospitals to earn this honor in this organ donation service area. Confluence Health has been honored with this award five times before (2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022).


The second award, the Honoring Donor Decisions Award, is earned by hospitals honoring 100% of registered donation decisions in collaboration with LifeCenter Northwest. Confluence Health Hospital Central Campus was one of only 46 hospitals in the organ donation service area to receive this award this year, having previously received the award in 2022 as well.


“Organ donation is a sensitive, but important, area in healthcare that can literally change lives with a single decision,” remarked Kelly Allen, chief nursing officer for Confluence Health. “We are so proud of our teams that work hard each day to honor those decisions to make such a precious gift and are grateful to LifeCenter Northwest for this recognition and their ongoing partnership to ensure those wishes are fulfilled.”

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