Thibodaux Regional Medical Center 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 Bronze 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 campaign unites donation advocates at hospitals with
representatives from their local organ procurement organizations.
This year’s initiative began October 1, 2017 through April 2018.
More than 1200 hospitals participated in the national campaign. During
that time period, 23,700 people were added to the registry.
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 Greg Stock, Thibodaux Regional CEO, Cindy Poiencot, RN,
Renee Kincy, RN, Denise Knight, RN, Lisa Richard, RN, and Toni Martinez,