CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital will receive the 2010 Gift of Sight Hospital of the Year Award from the Southern Eye Bank on March 31, 2011. The award ceremony will take place at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Garber Auditorium at 2:30 p.m.
The Gift of Sight Award is presented by Southern Eye Bank to a partner hospital that has facilitated their mission of saving and restoring eyesight. The hospital chosen extends exemplary support and care to grieving families as they make end of life decisions for their loved ones.
"Through compliance with federal regulations, professional and caring staff and our committed partnership, CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital helped thirty-four families make the compassionate decision to donate ocular tissue," says Joy Fragola, Professional Outreach Director for Southern Eye Bank. "This gift helped to restore sight to 34 people in need of corneal transplants and affected countless others through donation for research."