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SGMC Health Receives Barbara and John Ware Donate Life Award

SGMC Health is proud to announce that it received the Barbara and John Ware Donate Life Award at the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) Patient Safety and Quality Summit. This recognition underscores the team’s remarkable achievements in organ referrals, a substantial increase in timely referrals, and unwavering commitment to Donate Life’s mission.

The Barbara and John Ware Donate Life Award, named after two pioneers in organ donation advocacy, is presented annually to healthcare organizations that demonstrate outstanding efforts in promoting organ donation awareness, facilitating the donation process, and ultimately saving lives through transplantation.

“We are deeply honored to receive the Barbara and John Ware Donate Life Award from the Georgia Hospital Association,” said Pankaj Agrawal, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, who are committed to upholding the highest standards of patient care and advancing the cause of organ donation. At SGMC Health, we recognize the profound impact that organ donation can have on individuals and families, and we remain steadfast in our efforts to support this life-saving mission.”

SGMC Health’s comprehensive approach to organ donation encompasses education, advocacy, and collaboration with transplant centers and organ procurement organizations. Through community outreach programs, donor registration drives, and staff training initiatives, SGMC Health actively promotes organ donation awareness and facilitates the donation process for patients and families in need. Additionally, the healthcare organization maintains robust partnerships with transplant centers to ensure seamless coordination of care for transplant recipients.

The GHA Patient Safety and Quality Summit is an annual event that brings together healthcare professionals from across the state to discuss best practices, innovations, and challenges in patient safety and quality improvement. The Barbara and John Ware Donate Life Award is one of several accolades presented at the summit to recognize exemplary achievements in healthcare delivery and patient care.

SGMC Health extends its gratitude to GHA for this esteemed recognition and reaffirms its commitment to advancing patient safety, quality care, and organ donation initiatives.

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SGMC Health team members from patient care services, chaplain services, palliative care, security, administration, and information services celebrate the receipt of the Barbara and John Ware Donate Life Award.

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