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6/5/2019 12:00:00 AM PACIFIC
Updated: 6/7/2019 9:11:32 AM PACIFIC
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Trios Southridge Hospital earns 2018 OR of the Year Award

Kennewick, Wash. – The Trios Southridge Hospital OR has earned the 2018 OR of the Year Award from LifeNet Health.

The award was given in recognition of Trios’ work with LifeNet to help with tissue recovery and donations, and for the cooperation, willingness, timeliness, and flexibility to make accommodations for those recoveries to occur.

In 2018, Trios operating rooms were used 19 times by LifeNet Health to recover tissue for donors. Each donor can enhance or save the lives of up to 150 people, and recoveries through Trios last year have already impacted more than 850 people in the Northwest and will continue to be used to enhance and save lives.

“It’s a huge, huge contribution,” Gretchen Lopez, Donor Relations Account Manager for LifeNet Health | Pacific Northwest, told the Trios Southridge Hospital OR staff. “LifeNet Health is the largest tissue bank in the U.S., and we could not make that happen without the flexibility, willingness, and cooperation of the facilities we work with.”

Trios was the top facility LifeNet Health works with in eastern Washington for tissue recovery in 2018. Lopez said the operating room staff has always been helpful with tissue recovery and has gone the extra mile to be flexible and timely.

About Trios Health:
Trios Health operates two hospitals to accommodate the area’s fast-growing population: Trios Women’s and Children’s Hospital at its downtown Kennewick location and Trios Southridge Hospital, a state-of-the-art hospital, which opened July 15, 2014. Trios Medical Group, comprised of nearly 100 employed physicians and providers, serves as the core of a growing medical staff network of 325+ providers throughout the Tri-Cities and includes practices and services at nine Care Centers and four Urgent Care Centers.

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About LifeNet Health:
LifeNet Health – celebrating over 35 years of saving lives, restoring health, and giving hope to thousands of patients each year – is the world’s most trusted provider of transplant solutions, from tissue banking to new innovations in bio-implant technologies and cellular therapies – a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, while always honoring the donors and healthcare professionals that allow the healing process. For more information about LifeNet Health, go to