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Midwest Transplant Network has a rich history of partnering with area hospitals to bring the gift of life to those in need. This has been a remarkable story of challenge and progress, of responding to hospital, donor and recipient needs and breaking new ground in the understanding and application of transplantation science, medicine, knowledge and technology.
MTN Hospital Services staff work closely with healthcare professionals at area hospitals, sharing best practices and critical information about organ, tissue and eye donation. MTN is proud of our health partners for consistently exceeding industry standards of excellence. In addition to testing new strategies within hospitals, much has improved in the delivery of services. MTN and it’s hospital partners have implemented a better referrals process and an effective request process for ensuring the right people are involved in the donation discussion with families.
Continuing education is a critical component of our partnerships with area hospitals. MTN strives to offer ongoing and affordable continuing education. This can vary from formal classroom seminars to one-on-one visits with physicians and nurses who need current information regarding donation procedures. The primary goal of our Hospital Services staff is to assist each hospital in establishing an effective process to manage the option of donation when a patient dies. This process is often customized to the specific requirements of each hospital and is continually evaluated to achieve desired outcomes.
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Hospital “Medal of Honor” Recipients
Wesley Medical Center, Wichita
Criteria: 75% or greater conversion rate and 3.75 organs transplanted per donor or greater and 10% or greater donation after circulatory determiniation of death (DCD)
Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis, Wichita
Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City
Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Topeka
University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia
Truman Medical Center, Kansas City
Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, KS
Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City
University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City
Research Medical Center, Kansas City
St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City
North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City
Heartland Health, Kansas City
Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence
St. Francis Health Center, Topeka
Criteria: 75% conversion rate and 3.75 organs transplanted per donor or 10% DCD
Olathe Medical Center, Olathe
Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee
Freeman Health System, Joplin
Criteria: 75% conversion rate
90 percent of Americans say they support donation, but only 30 percent know the steps needed to become a donor.