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August 19, 2012
Florida Hospital DeLand Wins the TransLife Award of Excellence
DELAND – TransLife recently presented Florida Hospital DeLand the TransLife Award of Excellence.

TransLife is a federally-designated organ procurement organization for 10 counties in east Central Florida, responsible for the recovery, preservation and distribution of donated organs to critically ill patients.

The award is in recognition of exceptional hospital clinical and quality performance practices contributing to high rates of lifesaving organ donations meeting or exceeding national goals. The TransLife Award of Excellence recognizes a 100 percent organ donation rate for Florida Hospital DeLand in 2011.

The award is a testament to the quality of the entire clinical team at Florida Hospital DeLand, especially nurses, who are responsible for notifying TransLife of every death and imminent death, should there be potential for donation. Due to the generosity of organ donors and their families, more than three lives were saved through transplantation in 2011.

About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand, located at 701 West Plymouth Avenue in DeLand, was established in 1962 and is a 156-bed full service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services as well as 24-hour emergency and critical care. Florida Hospital DeLand is a part of the Adventist Health System; the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeLand community. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit www.fhdeland.org.

Celebrating 50 years of health care, Florida Hospital DeLand is honoring their past and celebrating their future throughout 2012. Visit www.fhdeland50.org for more information, contests, historical facts, event details and more.

Photo Caption:
(From left to right) Yvonne Driver, Clinical Lead, Pam Tieman and Lynn Smith, all Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses at Florida Hospital DeLand, proudly hold the TransLife Award of Excellence. The ICU team was instrumental in the hospital’s attainment of this award.

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