HHS lauds 27 Texas Hospitals for Organ Donation Rates

The US Department of Health and Human Services recently released a list of hospitals nationally that had high rates of organ donation.  27 Texas Hospitals were on the list, including 8 in the Houston area.

The top honor, gold medal status, was earned by Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.  Cook Children’s was one of only 40 hospitals nationally to earn gold medal status.

Hospitals in the Houston area that were recongnized include Memorial Herman – Memorial City; Memorial Herman – Southwest; St. Luke’s Episcopal (a former employer of mine); Methodist; Texas Children’s; Memorial Hermann; Ben Taub General; and University of Texas – Medical Branch, Galveston.

Congratulations to all Texas hospitals who were recognized for this worthy endeavor.  The full national list and explanation of the basis for the award can be found here.

h/t to Professor Beyer’s Wills, Trusts & Estate Professor Blog.


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