Award honors PCH donor rate

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
On May 14 the Putnam County Hospital nursing staff was presented with an award honoring Putnam County Hospital's donor rate with the Indiana Eye and Tissue Transplant Bank. PCH has a 63 percent donor rate, which is considerably higher than other facilities in Indiana. Billie Elkins, Hospital Development Coordinator with Indiana Lions Eye and Tissue Transplant Bank, praised PCH for their support. The Indiana Lions Eye and Tissue Transplant Bank is a non-profit corporation committed to helping those in need of eye and tissue transplantations. They are the largest eye bank in the state and have been providing eye tissue for transplant since 1959. The Indiana Lions Eye and Tissue Transplant Bank have helped over 25,000 individuals regain their vision through cornea transplants. Accepting the award are Kammee Meeks, RN, Denise Stepro, RN, Kendra Coon, RN, Deborah Miller, RN and Nursing Director, Joni Perkins, RN.

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