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St. Mary’s honored for role in saving lives through organ donation

October 23, 2012

We’re here to save lives, but when we’ve done everything possible and still lose a patient, organ donation can be a way to continue saving life, says Mike McBride, president and chief executive officer, St. Mary’s Hospital. “Families often find comfort in knowing their loved one is helping others through organ donation.”

St. Mary’s has again been recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its organ donation rate with a Silver Medal of Honor. In 2011, 10 St. Mary’s patients became organ donors making 34 organ transplants possible. St. Mary’s has an excellent working relationship with Donor Alliance , the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization serving Colorado and most of Wyoming, McBride explains. “Our staff is trained to recognize potential donors, and Donor Alliance’s guidance and expertise ensure families receive the information and support they need to make this very personal and life-affirming decision.”