Today, Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) has presented the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) with the Hospital Achievement Award – Provincial Routine Notification Rate for its dedication to helping improve organ and tissue donation in Ontario and saving lives through transplantation.
The Hospital Achievement Award – Provincial Routine Notification Rate is given to hospitals that met the target of 100% Routine Notification Rate in 2014/15. The Routine Notification Rate is the rate of compliance with the legislative requirement to report deaths to TGLN.
“We are very grateful to the Trillium Gift of Life Network team who provides round the clock and continued organ procurement expertise to our team, which is fuelled by an exceptional esprit de corps where patients always come first. Procedure after procedure, our team continues to fulfil its promise to deliver world-class compassionate care to our patients, their families, and to our community, and therefore impacting cardiovascular care on the national and international scenes,” said Heather Sherrard, the Heart Institute’s Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations
and Chief Nursing Officer.
“We are proud to acknowledge the important contributions of our hospital partners. The success of organ and tissue donation in Ontario relies on their hard work and dedication,” said Ronnie Gavsie, President and CEO at Trillium Gift of Life Network. “Together, we work to make sure families are given the opportunity to honour their loved ones wishes and save lives through organ and tissue donation.”
There are 1,600 people in Ontario waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Register your consent for organ and tissue donation at BeADonor.ca and talk to your family about your wishes. As of December 31, 2015, the registration rate for Ottawa community was 34%.
This year marks the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s 40th anniversary since its foundation by the legendary cardiac surgeon, Dr. Wilbert Keon. Since then, the Institute has flourished into one of Canada’s most distinguished heart health centres for the unparalleled care it provides to its patients, a world-renowned research Institute that brings science from bench to bedside and the country’s main influencer when it comes to preventing heart disease. Its promise remains the very pillar on which it was built: Always putting patients first.