David Marshall, Josette Armendariz-Batiste, Olinka Zamora, Donna Graves and Donna SollenbergerUTMB was among 404 hospitals, 38 organ procurement organizations (OPOs), and 174 transplant programs recently recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for success in increasing the number of organs available and transplanted.

UTMB was one of 145 hospitals to receive Bronze Medal recognition for achieving a 75 percent or greater collaborative conversion rate of donors. In addition, we were awarded a Silver Medal for Lung Transplantation based on our performance in post-transplant survival rates, transplant rates, and mortality rates after patients are placed on waiting lists - we were among only 44 other transplant programs in this category.

Awards were presented for the work done during the time period of April 1, 2010, through March 31, 2012. Click here for more details on the awards.