Washington Regional Home
Bookmark and Share
Bookmark this page
Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+) font size
Washington Regional Medical Center Walker Heart Institute Northwest Arkansas Neuroscience Institute Senior Health Women and Children's Health Total Joint Center

Interact & Connect

Calendar of Events
Register for a Class or Event
Support Groups
E-Mail a Patient
Donate Online
Request an Appointment
Find a Physician
Contact Us

Print This Page     Email this page to a Friend
Press Releases
U.S. Department of Health Recognizes Washington Regional's Organ Donation Program
Washington Regional recently received a Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its success in increasing the number of organs available for lifesaving transplants. This is the third time that Washington Regional has been recognized for achieving and sustaining national organ donation goals, including a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors.

The Health Resources and Services Administration at HHS supports the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice, which brings together donation and transplantation professionals, hospital staff, and other professionals involved in the donation process to identify and share best practices. HRSA is also in the midst of a National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign, which enlists the help of hospitals across the country in increasing the number of people who enroll as future donors on their state donor registry.

More than 98,000 people in the U.S. are in need of an organ for transplant, according to HHS. Nationwide, transplants save about 77 lives each day, but another 19 people die every day because a suitable organ is not available for them. Washington Regional’s multidisciplinary organ donation committee is led by physicians, nurses, chaplains and case managers, as well as representatives from Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency (ARORA). “Our committee collaborates with ARORA to improve processes to increase donation among eligible donors,” says Sheryl Davis, director of critical care at Washington Regional. “The committee also works to honor our donor families who have given the gift of life to save others.”

The medals were presented to 404 hospitals from across the country Oct. 4 in Grapevine, Texas, at the National Learning Congress for the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice, sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration, for work done during the two-year period of April 1, 2010, through March 31, 2012.

Career Opportunities
Nursing Opportunities
Physician Opportunities

About Washington Regional

About Us
Hospitals, Facilities & Clinics
Maps & Directions
Volunteer Opportunities
Job Opportunities

 Washington Regional
 3215 N. North Hills Blvd.
 Fayetteville, AR 72703
 (479) 463-1000


Prevention and Wellness Programs
Helpful Links
Patient Stories
Interact & Connect: Online Tools


Quality and Recognition

Report to the Community
VHA Clinical Excellence Award 2014
Top Performer Joint Commission 2013
Best Hospital CitiScapes Magazine 2014
Celebrate Magazine Very Best 2014
Organ Donation Medal of Honor 2012



Privacy Statement
HIPAA Privacy Notice
Medical Release Form
Financial Assistance

Media Room
Site Map
Contact Us
Washington Regional Home Page
Medical Staff Services