More than 500 lives impacted by organ and tissue donation at Parkridge Medical Center in 2021
Parkridge Medical Center staff, supporters and survivors met recently with Donate Life representatives to honor those touched by organ donation for National Donate Life Month. According to Donate Life Tennessee, seven organ donors provided 20 life-saving commitments at Parkridge Medical Center in 2021. More than 500 lives were enhanced from three dozen tissue donors as well.
“Parkridge Medical Center is committed to supporting organ donors and their families through this difficult process,” said Deborah Deal, chief nursing executive for Parkridge Health System. “We are proud to work alongside Donate Life to provide life-saving donations to people in our community and around the region. We encourage others to register as donors and consider living donation as well.”
The Health Resources and Services Administration estimates every nine minutes, a person is added to the national transplant waiting list.
Find out more about organ donation in Tennessee by visiting donatelifetn.org.
About Parkridge Health System
Parkridge Health System includes Parkridge Medical Center, Parkridge East Hospital, Parkridge West Hospital, Parkridge North ER, Parkridge Valley Adult & Senior and Parkridge Valley Child & Adolescent campuses. Parkridge Medical Center, in downtown Chattanooga, is an Accredited Chest Pain Center offering comprehensive healthcare services that include a 24-hour emergency department, cardiology, orthopedics, and surgical services in addition to oncology services at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute. Parkridge East Hospital, also an Accredited Chest Pain Center in East Ridge, provides 24-hour emergency medical services, obstetrical care, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and advanced surgical services in robotics, orthopedics, and gynecology. Parkridge North ER is a 24/7, full-service emergency room staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and provides a broad scope of medical emergencies, ranging from illness and injury to life-threatening concerns. The four-campus Parkridge Valley offers behavioral health and addictive disorder treatment services for children, adolescents and adults. Parkridge West Hospital, in nearby Jasper, Tenn., provides 24-hour emergency medical services, outpatient laboratory, outpatient imaging, outpatient physical therapy and inpatient behavioral health services at Parkridge Valley West. To learn more, visit www.ParkridgeHealth.com or contact MedLine at (423) 622-6848.