Carilion President and CEO Nancy Howell Agee has been awarded LifeNet Health’s 2013 Excellence in Leadership Award.
“Under Ms. Agee’s direction, CRMH achieved an organ donation conversion rate of 88 percent in 2012,” said Robbie Key, R.N., Carilion’s coordinator and educator for LifeNet Health. A conversion rate is the percentage of times a death meeting eligible criteria (eligible death) becomes an actual donor.
In addition, CRMH has earned the Department of Health and Human Services Silver Medal of Honor for achieving and sustaining national goals for organ donation. For two years in a row, CRMH had the greatest number of tissue donors in LifeNet Health’s service area. CRMH is also the first hospital in our area to have a “hospital donation champion chapter," in which staff will help support and promote organ donation to patients and families.