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 […]

Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day: A tissue recipient’s story of hope and healing

October 2019 Thank you to the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations for sharing Kate’s story When Kate Kane was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2011, her doctor outlined the options for treatment. Kate’s doctor explained how each course of action would impact her options for reconstruction. Kate’s doctor raised the option of using […]

LifeSaver Series: ICU Team, Astria Regional Medical Center

Each month LifeCenter Northwest (LCNW) 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 honor the ICU team from Astria Regional Medical Center.   During a recent organ donation case, the Astria ICU team […]

LifeSaver Series: Dr. Shari Peach, St. Patrick Hospital

Each month LifeCenter Northwest presents a Lifesaver Award to honor and recognize someone who has demonstrated a commitment to improving donation outcomes and culture through their actions, time, and energy. We are proud to announce Dr. Shari Peach, St Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana, as our August LifeSaver Award winner. There are several examples of […]

Leaders in Donation Training with Valley Medical Center

LifeCenter Northwest hosted 18 nurses from Valley Medical Center at our headquarters in Bellevue, WA for an all-day Donation Leaders Training. This interactive training is designed to empower leaders to provide real-time education around donation and take a collaborative approach to improved donation processes. This was the first time Valley Medical staff participated in the […]

LifeSaver Series: Major Brian Alexander, Madigan Army Medical Center

The LifeCenter Northwest LifeSaver Award, presented monthly, was established to honor those who demonstrate a commitment to improving donation outcomes and/or culture through their actions, time, and energy. We are proud to announce our July LifeSaver Award winner, Major Brian Alexander, Madigan Army Medical Center. In donation, leadership support is a key element to success. […]

National Nurses Week 2019: Thank you for making donation possible!

Nurses play a crucial role in the donation process. From identifying potential donors and contacting the organ procurement organization, to monitoring a donor’s organ function and assisting with the procurement process, deceased organ donation simply wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication of the critical care nurses we work with in our partner […]

Leaders in Donation: Tony McLean, Market President-South King Region, CHI Franciscan

In an effort to celebrate the successes and highlight the unique obstacles of our donation partners, we interviewed leaders from around our region to ask why donation is important to them, share what is unique about their region and what they enjoy most about living and working where they do. We are proud to feature […]

Leader in Donation: Vicky Phillips, Executive Director, Providence Alaska Medical Center

What does organ and tissue donation mean to you? I view organ and tissue donation as the greatest gift we can give another individual. Many organ donors come from a personal tragedy. Being able to help turn that tragedy into something positive is wonderful. Knowing that someone else’s life can be improved or extended from […]