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“Visibility helps jumpstart the conversation.” Peggy Wobbema, a Chaplain in the Pastoral Care Department at CoxHealth South in Springfield, talks passionately about raising a Donate Life flag in front of her hospital. “It’s there every day, right under our hospital flag,” she says. “What I want the community to ask themselves every time they see the flag is, ‘Am I signed up?’ and ‘What do I believe about organ and tissue donation?’ It’s a daily chance to trigger thoughts and questions about the process and benefits of donation.”
For the second time, Mid-America Transplant Services has earned the prestigious Missouri Quality Award. The award, modeled after the acclaimed Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, is given by the Excellence in Missouri Foundation for excellence in quality leadership.
Blake saved five lives through his family’s generous consent to organ and tissue donation. This holiday season, on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif., Blake’s photo will be one of 60 depicted in flowers on Donate Life’s 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade Float. Blake is the only organ donor highlighted from Missouri.
The AAIM Employers’ Association (AAIM EA) has selected Mid-America Transplant Services of St. Louis, MO as a “2010 Employer of the Year.” The awards program honors AAIM Employers’ Association (EA) members who recognize their employees as their greatest asset and work with imagination and conviction to create organizational value and business results through policies and best practices in human resources management.
Inspired by the families who generously chose to donate the Gift of Life, the PICU staff at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri wanted to recognize “The Enduring Gift” of the organ and tissue donor.
Creating a lasting tribute to organ and tissue donors as well as their families, Mid-America Transplant Services is dedicated a new Donor Memorial Monument in the central grounds near its office, 1110 Highlands Plaza Drive East in Saint Louis, Missouri. The dedication ceremony took place at 7p.m. on Wednesday, August 26.