Hospital Receives Award

by Christa Lollis

Nearly 100,000 people in the United States are waiting for organ transplants, and Memorial Health Systems of East Texas is helping to bring that number down. The hospital was awarded the Health and Human Services Medal of Honor for its ongoing efforts to match donors with their patients. Recipients of the award achieve at least a 75% donation rate. Memorial health systems say they are glad they can help patients and families give the gift of life.