A few years ago our heart transplant program decided to establish an activity called Celebration of Life. The intent of this event was to celebrate the work done by all in the heart transplant program during a particular calendar year.
During the event, we highlight and celebrate many aspects of the program. From the volumes to the outcomes, to the recipients who trusted us to care for them the Celebration of life has become a revolving yearly event.
Because we believe the success of our program is due to the work of many we take the time to give out a number of awards. Individual awards are distributed depending on the particular team the person works in (i.e. Clinic Staff, operating room, ICU, etc..) and the winners are selected by their peers. Additionally, we give out the Dr. John Capehart Award, which is was created to immortalize the passionate work of Dr. Capehart in the heart transplant program, and is given to an individual who during the calendar year went above and beyond in caring for our patients. Previous two recipients have been Dr. Shelley Hall from Heart Failure Cardiology and Ms. Ashley Cross from the Heart Transplant Clinic.
The evening ends with an emotional closure by recognizing the recipients in our program. During this part of the event each patients receives a certificate commemorating another year of life!
While in the past few years the Celebration of Life was organized by a handful of individuals this year a committee made up of several representatives within the program have created the agenda. I've the seen the final program and I have to say they did a spectacular job!!!!!!
So, get ready to celebrate life once a gain and make sure you attend!!! This year the Celebration of Life will take place on February 2nd 2017 in the 10th Floor of the Sammons Cancer Center.
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