Tuesday, November 03, 2009 - Broward General Medical Center Receives 2009 Hospital Achievement Luminare Award

Ft. Lauderdale, FL- The Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency recently awarded Broward General Medical Center (BGMC) a Hospital Achievement Award for its attainment of a 76 percent donation rate during 2008. The award was presented at the annual Life Alliance Luminare Awards Gala at the JW Marriott Miami Hotel last week.

“We are honored to receive this recognition,” said James Thaw, BGMC chief executive officer. “It is symbolic of our ongoing commitment to saving and improving lives through organ donation and transplantation.”

According to Life Alliance, Luminare Awards are meant to recognize of those who, in performance of their routine duties, provide leadership and inspiration to others through their tireless and selfless efforts to save lives through organ donation and transplantation.

Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency is a non-profit organization that provides transplantation opportunities for patients, educates healthcare professionals and the community about organ donation, and provides support and comfort to bereaved donor families. Established in 1978, it operates as a division of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, and serves Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, Palm Beach, Collier and St. Lucie counties and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

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