Midwest Transplant Network recognized this hospital in saving lives through organ and tissue donation by presenting the Excellence in Donation Awards to hospitals and individuals in our service area at a ceremony on May 14, 2015.

Based on 2014 donation outcomes, hospitals receiving the Organ Conversion Excellence Award had at least four eligible donors with a conversion rate of >80 percent. Hospitals receiving the Tissue Conversion Excellence Award had at least 15 eligible tissue donors with a conversion rate >40 percent.

In addition to the hospital awards, individuals were also nominated and selected to receive an award for their contributions to donation and transplantation. All award winners are listed below.

Organ and Tissue Conversion

Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Research Medical Center, and other area hospitals.

Tissue Conversion

Lee’s Summit Medical Center and other area hospitals.

Organ Conversion

Centerpoint Medical Center and other area hospitals.

About Midwest Transplant Network

The successful development of organ and tissue transplantation is one of the most extraordinary triumphs of modern medicine. Unfortunately, the ability to deliver this miracle is limited by a severe shortage of donors. Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) is the community’s connection to organ and tissue procurement and public awareness exclusively for Kansas and the western half of Missouri. MTN is a federally certified not-for-profit Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) and has been committed to providing quality results in all facets of transplant and procurement services since 1973. For additional information about MTN, please visit www.mwtn.org.