LifeCenter Northwest Hospital Development Coordinator Maudie Jordan (center) presents the 2018 Collaboration Achievement Award to Capital CEO Mark Turner, CNO Becky Means, ED Director Stewart Mason and ICU Director Nicole Liu.

Local organ procurement organization (OPO) LifeCenter Northwest yesterday presented a Collaboration Achievement Award to Capital Medical Center leaders for superior performance in organ donation in 2018.

Capital Medical Center is one of only 25 hospitals out of 200 in the OPO’s four-state service area to receive this award, which recognizes hospital collaboration on conversations about organ donation with families, ensuring the best possible family experience.

This focus on partnership is a testament to Capital Medical Center’s dedication to patient and family care. Close collaboration with the OPO helps ensure families and hospitals have ample opportunities to fulfill a patient’s decision to be a donor – meaning more people will receive the life-saving transplant they so desperately need.

The full list of hospital achievement awards and recipients will be included in LifeCenter Northwest’s 2018 Annual Report. The is available at www.lcnw.org.

“It is an honor to work with such dedicated hospital partners,” says LifeCenter Northwest President and CEO Kevin O’Connor. “We greatly appreciate the contributions they make every day to help save and heal lives through organ and tissue donation.”

LifeCenter Northwest is the federally designated procurement organization serving Alaska, Montana, North Idaho and Washington — the largest geographic donation service area in the United States.

LifeCenter Northwest Hospital Development Coordinator Maudie Jordan thanked leaders at the hospital Tuesday and presented the award to Capital CEO Mark Turner, CNO Becky Means, ED Director Stewart Mason and ICU Director Nicole Liu.

For more information, or to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, please visit www.lcnw.org.