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Suburban Community Hospital Honored With Titanium Award for Efforts Supporting Organ Donation

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Suburban Community Hospital Honored With Titanium Award for  Efforts Supporting Organ Donation

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Michelle Aliprantis, MBA

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Suburban Community Hospital Honored With Titanium Award for

Efforts Supporting Organ Donation

Hospital team supported education, awareness through statewide challenge

East Norriton, PA (08/16/2022) – Suburban Community Hospital is receiving statewide recognition for its efforts to support and raise awareness about organ, eye, and tissue donation.

The hospital was honored with a titanium designation through The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) 2022 Donate Life PA Hospital Challenge.

The annual campaign encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase organ, eye, and tissue donation awareness and designations within their hospitals and communities. HAP partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the two organ procurement organizations serving Pennsylvania—the Center for Organ Recovery & Education and Gift of Life Donor Program—to support the challenge.

“Organ donation saves lives, and I’m proud of how our team at Suburban Community Hospital rallied to spread the word about the life-changing power of organ donation,” says Kristen Piano, Patient Experience Coordinator of Suburban Community Hospital.

Piano led the hospital’s PA Donate Life Challenge efforts with fifteen multidisciplinary team members, which included a flag-raising event with special guest speakers, glowing blue, and green lights on the outside of the hospital building in April, activities aimed at increasing the number of organ donors in Montgomery County, and employees wore green and blue to raise organ donation awareness on National Blue & Green Day on April 22.

“HAP recognizes the hospital teams dedicating their time, energy, resources, and passion to supporting organ donation—even as they continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and a workforce crisis,” HAP President and CEO Andy Carter said. “The hospital community is proud to join our partners in encouraging Pennsylvanians to consider organ donation. One donor can save up to eight lives and enhance up to 75 others.”

At Suburban Community Hospital, we are committed to ongoing donor education efforts among our staff and community,” said James Hazlett, CNO of Suburban Community Hospital. “While we are truly honored to receive the Titanium Award, we also recognize that this program must continue to grow to support the health of our community.”

Suburban Community Hospital was one of 109 hospitals statewide that participated in this year’s challenge.

A full list of hospital designations resulting from the challenge, and more information about the scoring process, can be found at HAP’s website.

For more information about becoming an organ donor, visit www.donors1.org.

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About Suburban Community Hospital: Suburban Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital, and a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. For over 65 years, Suburban Community Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. Suburban Community Hospital, originally named Riverview Hospital, opened in 1944. Chartered at 740 Sandy Street in Norristown, PA, Riverview Osteopathic Hospital would provide medical and surgical services to the sick, afflicted, and injured, and would educate persons in the care and nursing. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Suburban Community Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit www.primehealthcare.com