04/09/12 Currently, there are more than 113,000 men, women and children waiting nationwide for a lifesaving organ transplant, and in Indiana alone, there are more than 1,500. On April 11th, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center will proudly partner with Indiana Organ Procurement Organization (IOPO) and numerous local and state agencies to host events in honor of National Donate Life Month.
A donor registration drive will take place in the Plymouth campus main lobby from 11:00 am to 1:45 pm, with representatives from the IOPO, Donor Services of Indiana, New Life Generation, and Indiana Lions Eye & Tissue Transplant Bank available onsite to answer questions. An Ecumenical Prayer Service will follow in the hospital Chapel at 2:00 pm, where recipient and donor families will be honored, and an official flag raising ceremony will conclude the afternoon immediately following the prayer service.
The Donate Life flag will be flown at both hospitals throughout April to honor those who have given the Gift of Life through organ, eye and tissue donation, as well as those who have received this precious gift.
Register now to be an organ tissue donor at www.DonateLifeIndiana.org or visit your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles. This simple yet important decision can make such a difference for those in need, and can be a moment that lasts a lifetime.
tAbout Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital healthcare system located in North Central Indiana, offering a full range of services. SJRMC includes: a 254-bed acute care hospital at our Mishawaka Campus; a 58-bed acute care hospital at our Plymouth Campus; a 40-bed Rehabilitation Institute; Outpatient services of the Elm Road Medical Campus; and the Saint Joseph Physician Network that includes 20 practices with over 40 physicians. All inpatient rooms at all SJRMC facilities are private.
A Catholic Ministry Organization of Trinity Health, SJRMC offers faith-based care in a diverse, team-oriented environment. SJRMC is continually engaged in improving technology, driving excellence in patient safety and outcomes. In July 2011, SJRMC was named one of the “Most Wired” hospitals in the United States for its progress towards greater health information technology, and in January 2012 SJRMC was name one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems and awarded Top 5 for Small Health Systems. In addition, the SJRMC’s Nursing Staff is currently on the Journey to Magnet Status. For more information, visit www.sjmed.com.