I’ve worked at Gift of Hope for the last 15 years and have been amazed with how much has changed in the donation/transplantation world during that time. I’ve helped develop several new initiatives at Gift of Hope and have shared our ideas at NATCO and AOPO national conferences. Currently I work in Hospital Development as the liaison for several urban hospitals in Chicago, and I coordinate our online webinar series for hospital staff.
Engaging Donor Champions to Lead Policy Change
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed the way hospital development coordinators interact with hospital personnel. To promote safety and appropriate social distancing, staff education and debriefing has transitioned from in-person events to a virtual setting. This webinar will explore ways to improve donation policies within the hospital and highlight strategies to increase engagement and collaboration through virtual education. Specific areas of focus include policy change that promotes success in donation with emphasis on CMS Final Rule and DCD protocols.