Floyd County Medical Center (FCMC) is the recipient of Iowa Donor Network’s 2020 LEGACI Award for Advocacy. LEGACI Awards are given to Iowa Donor Network’s (IDN) partner agencies that go above and beyond to collaborate with IDN and ensure it meets its mission of “Working Together to Transform Lives through Organ and Tissue Donation”. There are six categories under the LEGACI Awards: Leadership, Education, Gratitude, Advocacy, Clinical Excellence, and Innovation. The award for advocacy is given to agencies that mentor others in the donation process, carry the message of donation beyond the walls of their organization, demonstrate a willingness to promote donation, and participate in community events to raise awareness about donation.
FCMC was selected to receive IDN’s LEGACI Award for Advocacy for their continuous efforts to spread donation awareness in their community. The hospital hosts events during National Donate Life Month, sponsors a Donate Life float in the annual Fourth of July Parade, makes donation education mandatory for hospital staff, and coordinates donation education for their local EMS partners. Additionally, in 2018 members of the hospital’s nursing staff helped coordinate a volunteer orientation in Charles City with 40 community members who wanted to become IDN volunteers.
The hospital’s commitment to donation has resulted in a 100% compliance rate with donation related CMS regulations. Donation is a collaborative effort and Iowa Donor Network is grateful to FCMC for all they do to promote donation in their hospital and their community.