One year ago — Sept. 1, 2022 — MTN opened its new Donor Care and Surgical Recovery Unit (DCU) after years of careful planning, preparation and training. Since then, we have cared for 131 donor patients from 29 area hospitals in our world-class DCU, providing 415 lifesaving organs to those who waited for a second chance.
For the third consecutive year, Midwest Transplant Network is ranked among the top organ procurement organizations in the country by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services performance reporting. The 2023 OPO Annual Public Aggregated Report shows that based on 2021 data — the most recent data currently available — Midwest Transplant Network is rated as Tier 1A and is third in the nation for both donation and transplantation rates.
CMS released the 2023 OPO Annual Public Aggregated Performance Report, which outlines individual OPO performance in 2021, the most recent year for which data is available. MTN ranks in Tier 1A – the highest possible performance standard – and No. 3 nationally for both donation and transplantation rates.
Midwest Transplant Network staff members recognize their partners in saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation by presenting the annual Excellence in Donation Awards to hospitals, individuals and organizations in our community.
Midwest Transplant Network recently cared for the first organ donor hero at its newly opened Donor Care and Surgical Recovery Unit (DCU). The DCU features a seven-bed intensive care unit (ICU) as well as operating rooms designed specifically for both organ and tissue recovery.
With site plan approval for alterations and additions from the City of Westwood Planning Commission, Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) will soon begin construction document production for a new Donor Care Unit at its Westwood, Kansas, headquarters.
The Association of Organ Procurement Organizations has named MTN President/CEO Jan Finn, RN, MSN to its Executive Committee.
For the second year of his Green Ribbon Campaign, former University of Kansas power forward Alonzo Jamison is partnering with a fellow donation advocate: his wife, Colleen Jamison.
MTF Biologics, a global nonprofit organization that saves and heals lives by honoring donated gifts, serving patients and advancing science, recently announced that Midwest Transplant Network President/Chief Executive Officer Jan Finn has joined the organization’s Board of Directors.
Midwest Transplant Network is celebrating a record year in 2019, surpassing its previous milestones for number of organs transplanted, organ donors, eye/tissue donors and laboratory tests performed.