Friday, May 03, 2013
Elkhart General Hospital is Recipient of the Indiana Lions Eye Bank Vision Award
Elkhart, Ind. – Elkhart General Hospital recently received the Vision Award from the Indiana Lions Eye Bank for their continuous dedication to their donor program and the community they serve.
“Elkhart General Hospital is committed in honoring our patients’ wishes of giving the gift of sight. I am very proud to work with Indiana Lions Eye Bank in caring for those in our community.” said Deanna Roberts, RN, Elkhart General Hospital Donation Council Team Leader.
In 2012 Elkhart General Hospital was responsible for making a difference in the lives of over 52 individuals through the gift of sight. In the past five years, nearly 342 people have had cornea transplants due to the Hospital’s commitment to donation and the kindness of the community.
For more information visit www.egh.org.
About Elkhart General Hospital
Elkhart General Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital located in Elkhart, Indiana. The full-service, 325-bed main hospital is comprised of 330 physicians representing more than 30 medical specialties, and over 2,000 employees serving in nursing, technical, administrative, and support capacities. Elkhart General Hospital is a Beacon Health System Care Partner. The Elkhart General Hospital website is www.egh.org. The Beacon Health System website is www.beaconhealthsystem.org.
About Indiana Lions Eye Bank
Since 1959, the Indiana Lions Eye and Tissue Transplant Bank has restored vision to over 20,000 individuals who have suffered from corneal blindness as a result from injuries or disease. In addition to our ocular services, we are also a tissue bank providing full recovery and distribution services to Indiana hospitals.
For more information contact:
Media and Special Events Coordinator
Elkhart General Hospital