February 2011

Saint Joseph Receives Medal of Honor

Lexington, KY

Saint Joseph Hospital received a Silver Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for successfully increasing the number of organs available for transplantation. The hospital achieved a 100 percent donation rate for the 18 months (October 2008-March 2010) considered by the awards program. Through coordinated efforts and the generosity of their families, six donors provided 12 organs to be transplanted to waiting recipients. Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates presented the Silver Medal of Honor to Saint Joseph Hospital at a reception on January 26. For more information, contact Jeff Murphy.