The LifeCenter Northwest LifeSaver Award, presented monthly, was established to honor those who demonstrate a commitment to improving donation outcomes and/or culture through their actions, time, and energy. We are proud to announce our July LifeSaver Award winner, Major Brian Alexander, Madigan Army Medical Center.
In donation, leadership support is a key element to success. On a recent case at Madigan, Maj. Alexander made an incredible difference in our efforts to support a donor family and honor a soldier’s wish to become a donor. During the late winter snowstorm that hit the Puget Sound area, LifeCenter continued to work with hospitals to ensure that lifesaving transplants would continue to move forward. As most know, snow can pose major travel issues and an added level of difficulty to an already difficult donation process.
The case at Madigan presented its fair share of logistical obstacles, but from the beginning of LifeCenter’s involvement in the case, Maj. Alexander offered his services and worked hard to help remove barriers. When it came time to set an OR time, Maj. Alexander, during his time off, helped to arrange and escort Pierce County Search and Rescue to help get the heart team to the airport for transport safely.
Maj. Alexander went above and beyond to ensure that an organ donor at Madigan would be able to save lives by making himself available to LifeCenter staff at all times of day, and by escalating through his chain of command. The Army did all that they could to honor the donor’s wishes. Major Alexander’s commitment to this patient, the family, and the donation process demonstrates the steadfast commitment required to ensure that lives can be saved through organ donation.
It is our honor to present Major Brian Alexander with this month’s LifeSaver Award.