Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Receives 2 Awards
Cabinet Peaks Medical Center was recently awarded two separate awards from LifeCenter Northwest, an organization dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation. LCNW works with families, medical professionals, and communities across Alaska, Montana, North Idaho, and Washington.
The first award CPMC received was the Collaboration Achievement Award. Organ donation cannot happen without the collaboration and teamwork between the hospital and LCNW when approaching a family regarding organ donation. This award is presented to those who reached or exceeded 90% collaborative request rate. Cabinet Peaks Medical Center finished 2019 with a 100% collaborative request rate.
CPMC was also presented with the Tissue Donation Achievement Award. Many factors impact tissue donation, including timely referrals, logistics, community education and outreach. Hospital staff play an integral part in this process. The U.S. average donation rate is 50% and this award is presented to hospitals who reached or exceeded 60%. Cabinet Peaks Medical Center finished 2019 with 75% tissue donation rate.
Laura Larson-Crimore, Quality Manager at CPMC is thrilled with this announcement. "We are grateful to LifeCenter Northwest for recognizing CPMC for these awards. Most importantly, we are grateful to our community members who recognize and support the importance of organ and tissue donation which in turns offers hope to those in need of this generous gift."
LCNW has a vision: a future where no one dies on the organ transplant waiting list, high-quality tissue grafts are available to all in need, every donor and donor family is honored, and all employees are inspired and empowered to realize their highest potential in service of this mission. Through professionalism and dedication, LCNW honors their commitment to serve others and their obligation to be good stewards of the gift of life. Check with your local DMV to become an organ donor or contact LifeCenter Northwest at 877-272-5269.