Public is Invited to a flag raising and celebration of life ceremony on April 22
Hudson, Florida (April 11, 2019) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in collaboration with LifeLink® Foundation, Inc., will celebrate Donate Life Month on April 22 with a flag ceremony at 10 am followed by an opportunity for people and families to register in the donate life program. Donor families, donor recipients and the public are invited.
Guest speaker will be Laura Sammon-Linton, 2017 Frist Humanitarian Award winner. One of the many reasons for Laura’s recognition as a Frist Humanitarian Award winner is for reputation as a full commitment as an organ donation advocate. In 2010 she personally donated a kidney to her sister at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. As such, she continues to be an advocate for organ donation as she is a LifeLink® volunteer, New York City Kidney Walk participant, and a participant in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. She was featured with her sister in the National Kidney Foundation education video series “Living Well with Kidney Failure.” Laura has personally donated DVD players and over 100 movies to UNC Rex Cancer Center for patients to view during infusions. She meets with individuals considering living kidney donations and helps them to come to an informed decision about whether to donate.
Light refreshments will be served, and the public may register as organ donors.
About National Donate Life Month
National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was established by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Celebrated in April each year, Donate Life Month features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
Attached photo: Laura Sammon-Linton
About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care hospital located in Hudson, FL. We have more than 300 physicians, 1,264 employees and 400 volunteers on our integrated healthcare delivery team.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has achieved distinction in the following areas:
· Level II Trauma Center
· Comprehensive Stroke Center
· Named among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety in 2017 and 2018 by Healthgrades
· Joint Commission Accreditation, Primary Stroke Center and Sepsis Certifications
· Healthgrades Multi-Award Recipient
o Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 13 years in a row (2005-2017)
o Five Star Recipient for Back Surgery eight years in a row (2010 – 2017)
o Five Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm for two years in a row (2016 – 2017)
o Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 and 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™
o Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy for three years in a row (2015 – 2017)
· American College of Radiology accredited – MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine
· Accredited Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgeons
· Accredited Teaching Facility by the American Osteopathic Association, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education