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Gift of Hope awards HSHS St. Anthony's with Bronze status

January 25, 2024 

Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network has awarded HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Bronze status for their participation in the national 2022-2023 DoNation initiative.

The DoNation initiative is a national program that works to educate and engage hospital staff and the community about the importance of registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. DoNation is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Each year, the HRSA recognizes hospitals across the country for their participation in the campaign. More than 100,000 people nationwide are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants.

HSHS St. Anthony’s Bobbi Kinkelaar, chief nursing officer, accepted the award of bronze status in recognition of saving and improving lives by promoting the lifesaving gift of organ, eye and tissue donation. Through various activities in partnership with Gift of Hope, St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital encouraged colleagues and community members to register to become a donor, increasing registered organ, eye and tissue donors in the community. 

In addition to St. John’s Hospital, four Illinois hospitals in Hospital Sisters Health System were recognized for their participation in the DoNation campaign:
  • HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield was awarded the Platinum status.
  • HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur was awarded the Silver status. 
  • HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield was awarded the Bronze status. 
  • HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville was awarded the Bronze status.
Photo caption: Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network has awarded HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Bronze status for their participation in the national 2022-2023 DoNation initiative. Shown with their award is (left to right) Jennifer Wagner, clinical educator; Jennifer Wilson, director of inpatient nursing; Deb Murbarger, director of emergency services, respiratory and Convenient Care; and Bobbi Kinkelaar, chief nursing officer.
Gift of Hope awards HSHS St. Anthony's with Bronze status
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