Thibodaux Regional Health System is proud to announce that it was among
a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment
in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and
Services Administration (HRSA).
Thibodaux Regional was awarded Silver Recognition from the Louisiana Organ
Procurement Agency (LOPA) for its efforts and participation in the Workplace
Partnership for Life (WPFL) Initiative. This campaign is a special effort
of HRSA’s Workplace Partnership for Life to mobilize the nation’s
hospitals to increase the number of people in the country who are registered
organ, eye, and tissue donors and ultimately, the number of organs available
for transplant. The shared goal is promoting “a donation friendly
America” by fostering organ, tissue and eye donation and creating
opportunities for individuals to register.
This year’s initiative began October 1, 2018 through April 2019.
More than 1500 hospitals participated in the national campaign including
Thibodaux Regional Health System. During that time period, 48,000 people
were added to the registry nationwide.
With LOPA and the full support of Thibodaux Regional’s Administration
and staff, the hospital conducted awareness and registry campaigns to
educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical
need for organ, eye, and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the
number of potential donors on the LOPA’s donor registry.
Pictured accepting the award from LOPA Donation Services Coordinator, Lisa
Lirette-West, is Danielle Duplantis, RN, D’Lyn Bollinger, RN, Greg
Stock, Thibodaux Regional CEO, Lisa Richard, RN, and Renee Kincy, RN.