Ringing in 2020 at the Rose Parade

This New Year’s holiday, LifeCenter Northwest Donor Family Aftercare Manager Ashlei Lind and Donation and Family Advocate Nettie Jensen-our 2019 Values Award Winner-accompanied the family of organ and tissue donor Julie Shepherd to the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Julie became a donor at Benefis Health in 2017 and was selected to be honored by LifeCenter […]

LifeCenter Northwest Celebrates a Decade of Generosity and Saving More Lives Than Ever Before

As we enter a new year, LifeCenter Northwest would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the organ and tissue donors and their families who made 2019 a year of second chances for thousands of others. Thanks to the generosity and altruism of these donors and families, we were able to help save and heal […]

LifeSaver Series: ICU Charge Nurse Danielle O’Toole, Tacoma General Hospital

Each month LifeCenter Northwest establishes a Lifesaver Award. This award honors and recognizes those who demonstrate a commitment to improving donation outcomes and culture through their actions, time, and energy. We are proud to announce Danielle O’Toole, ICU Charge RN from Tacoma General Hospital as our December LifeSaver Award winner. During a recent shift, Danielle was […]

Road to the Rose Parade honors Benefis Health System organ donor Julie Shepherd

Julie Shepherd was fiercely competitive and an exceptional athlete, but also radiated empathy and kindness to friends and strangers alike. In her short 17 years, her generosity touched the lives of many. On Tuesday Nov. 12, Julie’s friends and family joined staff from Benefis Health and LifeCenter Northwest to celebrate her life and honor the legacy […]

A life of service: From the Army to organ procurement

November 2019 LifeCenter Northwest Surgical Organ Recovery Specialist, Les Olson, has worked in organ donation for over 50 years. That’s right 50. Though he has served one of the longest tenures in the field, his service to protecting and saving lives began in 1963 when he joined the US Army as a paratrooper in the […]