Each month, LifeCenter Northwest selects a LifeSaver Award winner. This award honors and recognizes those who demonstrate a commitment to improving donation outcomes and culture through their actions, time, and energy.

We are proud to announce that Dr. Adam VanRegenmorter from Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Mont. is our latest LifeSaver Award winner!

Adam is a pathologist in Missoula, but he was a vital part of successful organ donation at a small Critical Access Hospital about an hour outside of Missoula.

This hospital was recently presented with their first-ever organ donation case. The donor family had deep roots in the local community, so it was important to them that their loved one could be the first organ donor in the hospital’s history. While it was a priority for the hospital to support this family, they needed additional support and tools to facilitate organ donation as a result of never having had an organ donation case before.

Thankfully, Adam generously offered up his expertise throughout the donation process. Adam made himself available for multiple phone consultations to determine medical suitability and stayed in constant contact with LifeCenter Northwest’s medical director and organ recovery staff. Towards the end of the case, Adam analyzed liver, kidney and thyroid biopsies to ensure the safety of organs for transplant.

Without Adam’s help, organ donation wouldn’t have happened at this small community hospital. Because of Adam, three lives were saved. As such, LifeCenter Northwest is proud to honor Adam with our LifeSaver Award!