Posted in Awards & Honors, May 19, 2023

Nationwide, more than 100,000 people are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants.

On May 26, Hillsboro Medical Center was recognized for its outstanding efforts to support and achieve optimal donation outcomes with the 2023 Cascade Life Alliance Hope Award.

This honor is presented to hospitals that meet or exceed organ donation performance standards. In 2022, Hillsboro Medical Center maintained both 100% timely referral and 100% conversion rates for organ donations.

“It is a great honor to help donors provide this powerful gift that makes such a profound difference,” says Maria Vargas, RN and Senior Nursing Director of Perioperative and Critical Care Service. “We’re grateful for the endless dedication of our ICU and Perioperative teams that enables this vital hope and healing in the midst of tragedy.”

Hillsboro Medical Center was presented with the teardrop shape award at a ceremony on Friday. The design symbolizes the tears of love, loss, life renewed and of shared gratitude for our efforts during this final act of kindness.

17 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant. But just one donor can save eight lives and enhance 75 others through organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Learn how you can sign up to save lives by becoming an organ donor »

About Hillsboro Medical Center

Hillsboro Medical Center, an OHSU partner, is a hospital that offers our region all of the advantages of more intimate, community-based care along with the benefits of the advanced, specialized care that only a major academic health system provides. Our goal is to serve as the health system of choice for the people who work here as well as the people throughout our region who need the care we provide.