GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) is among a select group of hospitals and transplant centers nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reaching gold, silver, or bronze levels of achievement by conducting activities that promoted enrollment in state organ-donor registries.
BFMC’s awareness and registry campaigns educated staff, patients, visitors, and community members on the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donors and thereby increased the number of potential donors on the state’s donor registry. The hospital earned points for each activity implemented between Aug. 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015, and earned gold recognition by HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Of the 1,658 hospitals and transplant centers enrolled in the campaign, 736 were awarded recognition during this phase of the campaign. Since launching in 2011, the campaign has added more than 350,000 donor enrollments to state registries around the country, far surpassing the original goal of 300,000.