(LARGO, FL – NOVEMBER 2017) – For the 2nd consecutive year, the Transplant Institute of Florida at Largo Medical Center and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Degina were recognized by Donate Life and Lifelink of Florida with the Platinum Award, the highest award possible, for the hospital’s achievements and participation in the National Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.
“This national initiative promotes organ and tissue donation education and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),” said Carolyn Hostetler, LifeLink of Florida, Hospital Liaison.
Largo Medical Center conducted donation awareness and registry campaigns to raise awareness and educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donors. By doing so, LMC increased the number of potential donors on the Donate Life Florida state organ and tissue donor registry.
“We take care of patients and their family members on a daily basis; but what we also do, that is also very important, is work diligently to continue to raise awareness about treatments for health conditions that affect our loved ones every day,” said Anthony Degina, CEO, Largo Medical Center. “And part of the education we provide includes what people need to know about organ donation.”
Hospitals provide education to thousands and help the Donate Life Florida organ and tissue donor registry with millions of registrants every year. Since the inception of this national hospital campaign in 2001 more than 400,000 people have registered their donation decision on state organ and tissue donor registries.
Donate Life continues to educate the public on the opportunity to join Florida’s organ, tissue and eye donor registry by signing up on line. Check out DonateLife.org/register.
To learn more about this award, call Tammy Robiconti, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Largo Medical Center at (727) 348-1896.
About Largo Medical Center
Largo Medical Center is a 425-bed statutory teaching hospital serving Pinellas County from three campuses. The hospital provides Atrial Fibrillation Care at the AFib & Heart Rhythm Centers, Bariatric (Surgical Weight Loss) Services at the Florida Bariatric Centers, Behavioral Healthcare, Breast Healthcare at the Florida Breast Institute, Cardiovascular Services, Clinical Research, Emergency Care at 3 campuses, the H2U Health and Wellness program, Hepatobiliary Care at The Hepatobiliary Center, Imaging and Diagnostic Services, Kidney & Liver Transplants at the Transplant Institute of Florida, Limb Saving at the Florida Limb Saving Institute, Orthopedic/Total Joint Care at the Florida Orthopedic Pavilion, Inpatient, Outpatient and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Robotic Surgery, Spine and Neurologic Care at the Florida Spine & Neuro Center, and Wound Care with Hyperbaric Medicine. Largo Medical Center has AOA and ACGME Accredited Graduate Medical Education programs. The hospital is the West Coast Academic Center for NOVA Southeastern University and is affiliated with the USF Morsani College of Medicine. Largo Medical Center is a Certified Advanced Heart Failure Center and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. We have an accredited AFib Center, Bariatric (Surgical Weight Loss) Program, Breast Center, Cancer Care program, Chest Pain with PCI and Inpatient Rehabilitation program. Learn more at LargoMedical.com. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.
Left to Right: Carolyn Hostetler, Lifelink of Florida Hospital Liasion with Anthony Degina, LMC CEO receiving Platinum Award