Hays, Kansas – HaysMed has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious Champion of Sight Award, an award given by Saving Sight to recognize outstanding dedication and advocacy in the field of eye donation. This award highlights HaysMed’s unwavering commitment to supporting the eye donation process and their extraordinary efforts to make the gift of sight possible for those in need.
Established in 2020, the Champion of Sight Award is Saving Sight’s way of acknowledging the compassion, resilience, and unwavering passion demonstrated by its partners in advocating for eye donation. It celebrates the work carried out by organizations and individuals who go above and beyond in caring for donors, their families, and the ultimate recipients of the invaluable gift of sight.
Heidi Gohl, RN, who oversees HaysMed’s Organ Donation team, expressed her gratitude and pride in receiving this prestigious award. She stated, “We are honored to be recognized with the Champion of Sight Award. At HaysMed, we believe in the transformative power of eye donation, and we are deeply committed to supporting this cause. This award reinforces our dedication to the mission of Saving Sight and is a testament to the hard work and passion of our entire team.”
Over the last year donations from HaysMed have gone to help restore sight to 31 individuals.
Champions of Sight are champions of donation within their professions, and their efforts contribute to changing lives by saving sight. These individuals and organizations collaborate closely with Saving Sight to make eye donation a reality, and their unwavering support ensures that countless individuals can experience the world with clarity and vision.
To be eligible for the Champion of Sight Award, external partners from hospitals, funeral homes, as well as medical examiners and coroners who excel in aiding Saving Sight in the donation process are considered. The determination of Champions of Sight is a thorough and careful process, with nominations made by Saving Sight’s Hospital Development team, informed by feedback from the organization’s internal team and other external partners.
HaysMed is proud to join the ranks of distinguished recipients of the Champion of Sight Award and remains committed to its partnership with Saving Sight in promoting eye donation and restoring the gift of sight to those in need.