The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Central Maine Medical Center its Medal of Honor for Organ Donation. To gain the recognition, a hospital must have eight or more potential organ donations during a 26-month period. In 2007 and 2008, 14 organ donors at CMMC provided 51 people with the “gift of life.” This is the third time CMMC has been recognized with the award. On hand at the award ceremony were from left: Mary Philbrick, R.N., C.C.R.N., CMMC critical care and respiratory care educator; Kevin O¹Connor, senior vice president at the New England Organ Bank; Tammy Theberge, R.N., former ICU clinical coordinator at CMMC; and Laird Covey, chief operating officer at CMMC.

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