Making a Difference: Celebrating Our Community Partners

On November 10, 2011, The Living Legacy Foundation honored many of the hospital and community partners, whose hard work and commitment to raising awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation helps saves the lives of hundreds of Marylanders waiting for a life-saving transplant every year.

The celebration of these year-long accomplishments took place on November 10 at the Baltimore Hilton. Nearly 200 nurses, doctors, hospital administrators and community members were in attendance. Listed below are all the evening’s award winners.

Hospital Partner Award Winners

(award period  August 2010 – July 2011)

Organ Conversion rate of 75% or greater

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Franklin Square Hospital Center

Meritus Medical Center

Peninsula Regional Medical Center

University of Maryland Medical Center

Organ Conversion Rate of 65 – 74%

Saint Agnes Hospital

Organ Conversion Rate of 50 – 64 %

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Organs Transplanted per Donor equal or greater to  3.75

Meritus Medical Center

University of Maryland Medical Center

Donation after Cardiac Death Organ Conversation Rate of 10% or Greater

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Meritus Medical Center

Saint Agnes Hospital

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

University of Maryland Medical Center

Special Recognition for hospital earned awards in all three categories

Meritus Medical Center

University of Maryland Medical Center

Greatest number of tissue donors within our DSA in each Tier

Frederick Memorial Hospital

Northwest Hospital

Peninsula Regional Medical Center

University of Maryland Medical Center

Timely tissue referrals 90% or better certificates

Chester River Hospital Center

Dorchester General Hospital

Garrett County Hospital Center

Memorial Hospital of Easton

St. Mary’s Hospital

Community Partner Award Winners

High School of the Year

Baltimore City College High School

Volunteers of the Year

Valerie Murray

Lei Zheng

Funeral Home of the Year

Evans Funeral Chapel

Pastor of the Year

Rev. Stephen Thomas

Zion Baptist Church

 The Living Legacy Foundation would also like to recognize and thank the following organizations and individuals for their continued support of organ and tissue donation and transplantation:

Applications and Research Lab

Archbishop Curly High School

Thomasine A. Baskerville, LCSW-C, Maryland General Hospital

Michelle Brown, Assistant to the Senator Barbara Mikulski

Lynn M. Bowens, Constituent Services Office, Department of Human Resources State of Maryland

Calvert Hall High School

Carroll County Career and Technology Center

Cylex, Inc

Donate Life Maryland


Francis Scott Key High School

Franklin High School

Johns Hopkins Medicine – Comprehensive Transplant Center

Lansdowne High School

Lula Long, Chaplain, Saint Agnes Hospital and Bon Scour Hospital

Maryland State Funeral Directors Association

Miller’s Minuteman Press

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration

Northeast Senior High School

Northern Garret High School

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel High School

Pastor Travis, Evergreen AME Church

Racine MultiSports

Rev. Jerome Stephens, Senator Benjamin Cardin’s Office

Southern Garrett High School

State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors

University of Maryland Medical Center – Division of Transplantation

Carmi Washington, Faith Based and Community Partnerships, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Brandon Wylie, Wylie Funeral Home

Congratulations to all the award winners!

Photos of this event are available for downloading and printing on The LLF’s Shutterfly site:

Special thanks to Nina K Photography for taking such beautiful pictures of the event.


About Lauren

Lauren Muskauski is the communications associate at The Living Legacy Foundation. She heads up many community outreach initiatives and projects, with a focus on middle school, high school and college outreach. She also manages The LLF’s and Donate Life Maryland’s presence on social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook. Lauren’s commitment to donation started early when she registered as an organ, eye and tissue donor at the MVA upon receiving her first drivers’ license, but was then reinforced a few years later when her father passed away while waiting for a liver transplant. Now, she continues to be inspired on a daily basis by the generosity of donors and their families, as well as the gratitude exhibited by every recipient she meets.
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