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Children's National Recognized for Organ Donation Best Practices by Washington Regional Transplant Community

November 24, 2015

Gayle Gilmore and Christiane Correiveau, MD attended the WRTC Synergy Symposium. (photo courtesy of: Washington Regional Transplant Community)

Washington, DC – Children’s National Health System received four awards from the Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) for its accomplishments in supporting and promoting organ donation. Earlier this month, the WRTC sponsored an educational Synergy Symposium, which brought together hospital administrative, supportive, and clinical professionals, and gave awards to various programs, units, and individuals for their outstanding work in organ, eye, and tissue donation. 

During the event, Children’s National received a Silver Medal of Honor for reaching key benchmarks in conversion, donation, and organ transplantation. The Children’s Organ Donation Council was also recognized in the Donation Champion category, for “demonstrating best practices in the hospital setting, which in turn ensures success in all aspects of the donation process.” 

Additionally, two Children’s staff members were given Best Practice Awards for their individual work to promote organ and tissue donation. Pediatric Intensive Care Specialist Christiane Corriveau, MD, received an award in the “Recognizing Potential Donation after Cardiac Death” category, and social worker Gayle Gilmore received an award for her outstanding work in compassionately approaching families who are going through a difficult time, about organ donation. 

Dr. Corriveau, who leads the Organ Donation Council at Children’s National, said “I remain incredibly proud of the hard work conducted by the organ donation council and team members, and am equally proud to be recognized by the WRTC for this important work.” 

Designated as the organ procurement organization for Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland, WRTC is a full-service organ, tissue, and eye recovery nonprofit that serves more than 5 million people in the area. 

Contact: Emily Hartman at 202-476-4500

About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. 

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