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Dec. 4 , 2009
Congratulations to the following members of the UPMC community who have received recent public recognition.
UPMC recently received the Medal of Honor for Organ Donation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. UPMC was among approximately 430 hospital systems that achieved and sustained national donation goals, including a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors. UPMC, along with the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), was recognized during the Fifth National Learning Congress for the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice held in Grapevine, Texas.
UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Northwest, and UPMC Passavant were among the top 100 hospitals on Data Advantage’s Top 100 Hospitals: Best in Value Hospitals™ list from the 2009‐2010 Hospital Value Index™. Hospitals that receive this recognition are considered hospitals that set the bar for the nation when it comes to value.
UPMC Passavant is among Thomson Reuters’ top 100 U.S. hospitals setting national benchmarks for inpatient cardiovascular services. The annual study analyzes outcomes for patients with heart failure, heart attack survivors, and those who have had coronary bypass grafting surgery, or percutaneous cardiovascular interventions such as angioplasties.
UPMC Passavant received the Cardiac Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for the Get with the Guidelines program, and the Stroke Bronze Performance Award from the American Stroke Association for Get with the Guidelines for quality outcomes.
Several UPMC facilities and providers were recognized last month by the Fine Foundation and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation for team excellence in health care. UPMC St. Margaret received a silver Fine Award for reducing the number of readmissions from patients with lung conditions. The program at UPMC St. Margaret reduced readmission rates of these patients by 16 percent. The team involved in this effort will receive $15,000 from the Fine Foundation.
Finalists for the Fine Award were: