Governor’s Award for Life
On Monday, October 10th, Angela Hockman, Reynolds Memorial Hospital’s CORE (Center for Organ Recovery & Education) Liaison presented Dr. David Hess and Brooke Francis with the Governor’s Award for Life for a recent tissue and cornea donation. The award recognizes area hospitals that have been successful in supporting organ, tissue and cornea donation within their own health care facilities, and have achieved increased donation rates as a result.
Dr. Hess also signed a rose vial that will be placed on the Donate Life float in the Tournament of Roses parade which will be held in January.
The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of 58 federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the United States. CORE works closely with donor families and designated health care professionals to deliver the gift of hope by coordinating the surgical recovery of organs, tissues and corneas for transplantation. CORE also facilitates the computerized matching of donated organs, tissues and corneas.