Hospital Partners Conference
The Living Legacy Foundation Hospital Partners Conference is a biennial event for nurses, social workers, and other specialty area hospital staff to learn about the donation and transplantation process.
The day is filled with information sessions as well as the Hospital Partners Conference Awards ceremony where we honor hospital staff for their efforts in donation and transplantation.
This activity is submitted to the appropriate governing agencies for approval to award nursing contact hours social work CEU's.
Have questions? Contact your Hospital Service Coordinator.
The last conference was held in 2017.
2017 Hospital Partners Conference
2019 Hospital Partners Award Nominees
This award winner is the epitome of compassion and caring for organ and tissue donors. They are able to combine clinical skill with true empathy in order to care for the donor and the donor family. This nurse champion is dedicated to the donation process and helps to teach and promote a culture of donation to their colleagues.
Justin Dudley, RN, ICU of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
Lisa Spencer-Smith, RN, ICU of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System
Allie Williams, RN, ICU of Anne Arundel Medical Center
This award winner embraces donation as an aspect of their hospital's mission. This physician plays a role in potential or actual donor cases, educates their peers on donation policy processes and best practices, and addresses any challenges that may arise during the process. This physician is actively engaged with donors and their families, demonstrates collaboration with The Living Legacy Foundation, and understands the benefit of donation for donor families.
Dr. Michael Allison of Saint Agnes Healthcare
Dr. Jennifer Berkeley, Neurointensivist of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Support Service Champion
This award winner comes from a support group such as social work, respiratory therapy, radiology, chaplaincy, laboratory services, etc. This support services champion is able to assist in the donation process while juggling their other task throughout the hospital. This person embraces the importance of their part in the donation process and provides continuous case support.
Jennifer Lochotzki, Social Worker of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Joelle Butler, Corporate Communications of Meritus Medical Center
Karla Davis, Chaplain of Meritus Medical Center
Kathy Edelmann, Chaplain of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
Meridith Grandy, Chaplain of University of Maryland Medical Center
Innovation & Improvement
This award winner has taken tremendous strides in redefining the culture of donation within the hospital. This individual or team has taken initiative to improve a hospital process and develop best practices in order to smoothly facilitate the donation process. In addition, this individual seeks new ways to enhance their colleagues' knowledge about donation.
Neuro Trauma Critical Care Unit of University of Maryland Medical Center
Enessa Whitten, University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton
Make It Happen
This award winner has gone the extra mile to work with The Living Legacy Foundation to overcome challenges and make donation a priority. This individual or team has gone above and beyond expectations in order to ensure a smooth process and exceptional outcomes.
Advance Practice Providers, NeuroCritical Care Unit of University of Maryland Medical Center
Aprille Wallace of Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Mary Austin, Chief Mission Integration Officer of Saint Agnes Healthcare
Heather Matthews, CCU Nurse Manager of Meritus Medical Center
Jim Burton of Peninsula Regional Medical Center
This award winner is a member of the hospital leadership team who has worked collaboratively with The Living Legacy Foundation to build a culture of donation in their facility. By elimination barriers and moving best practice forward, this leader provides strategic direction for the hospital's donation program. This outstanding leader has an active role in donor council, committee meetings, and/or annual hospital organ, eye, and tissue donation plans.
Susan Lyons, Palliative CRNP of Meritus Medical Center
Dr. Mary McDonald of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System
Advocacy & Service
This award winner has shown initiative in creating awareness of organ, eye, and tissue donation. This individual or team has taken the time to advocate for donation not only throughout the hospital but also beyond the hospital walls and participates in events within the community to promote donation.
Ryan Foster, Nurse Manager of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton
Mandy Remmell, Special Projects Coordinator of University of Maryland Medical Center
May Hoffman, CCU RN of Meritus Medical Center
This award winner has embraced donation in an innovative way and has shown visionary methods to celebrate donation not only during the month of April with Donate Life Month activities, but also throughout the year. They also seek creative solutions to problem solving regarding the improvement of processes surrounding donation or data metrics.
Terry Herbert, Nurse Manager of Saint Agnes Healthcare
ICU Staff of Northwest Hospital Center
This award winner illustrates complete collaboration with the staff at The Living Legacy Foundation as well as amongst their own team. They use the strength of each team member to ensure smooth donation processes in order to have the best outcomes for the waiting recipients. This team is engaged, hard-working, and embraces organ, eye, and tissue donation to the fullest. This award will go to a department or specific unit within a hospital.
Caitlin Gubala, RN of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Respiratory Therapy Department of University of Maryland Medical Center
CCU Staff of Meritus Medical Center