Commonwealth Health and two of its hospitals have been recognized by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Gift of Life Donor Program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) in the 2017 HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge.
Commonwealth Health has been designated a platinum level health care system while Wilkes-Barre General Hospital earned a platinum designation and Regional Hospital of Scranton earned a gold designation among individual hospitals.
The Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase organ donation awareness and designations within their hospital and community.
Hospitals are acknowledged for their efforts—the awareness and designation activities are captured on a scorecard for participating hospitals to achieve platinum, gold, silver, and bronze level recognitions. Both hospitals launched the
months-long effort with flag raising ceremonies at their facilities.