U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Medal of Honor

Third Consecutive organ donation Medal of Honor

For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded The University of Kansas Hospital and our organ procurement partner, Midwest Transplant Network, its Medal of Honor for Organ Donation. The presentations were made in October 2007 during the Third National Learning Congress on Organ Donation and Transplantation held in Nashville, Tennessee.

In addition, we received a special achievement award for qualifying for the Medal of Honor each of the three years it has been presented.

The Medal of Honor recognizes hospitals that achieve at least a 75 percent organ donation rate from eligible donor families in a consecutive 12-month period. Former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson created the prestigious award as part of a national organ donation initiative launched in April 2001.