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Adventist Health Portland receives Hope Award for life-saving organ donation rates


Adventist Health Portland has received the Hope Award from Cascade Life Alliance, a recognition given to hospitals that meet or exceed performance standards and demonstrate outstanding effort to support and achieve optimal organ donation outcomes.

Last year, Adventist Health Portland had a timely referral rate of 95.6% and an 85.71% donor conversion rate. This helped Cascade Life Alliance facilitate 628 life-saving transplants with local area hospitals.

“We are so grateful for dedicated hospital staff who recognize in the midst of tragedy, there remains hope — not only for someone in need of a transplant, but also for the donor family in the legacy left by their loved one,” says Marissa Eisner, hospital development coordinator for Cascade Life Alliance.

Teardrop-shaped Hope Award

Adventist Health Portland was presented with a teardrop-shaped award, meant to symbolize the tears of love, loss, life renewed and shared gratitude for our efforts during this final act of kindness.

Pictured above: Jason Panasuk, finance officer, Eric Shoup, RN, emergency department supervisor, Jeff Simafranca, RN, inpatient care director, Michael Soto, emergency department administrative director, Marissa Eisner, Cascade Life Alliance hospital development coordinator, Sandy McIsaac, senior administrative assistant, Kyle King, president, Jackie Fullerton, RN, quality and risk director, Melissa Hunt, computer information systems manager.