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OPTN/UNOS Board Places Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on Probation

Richmond, Va. – At its meeting today, the OPTN Board of Directors placed Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on probation. Froedtert Hospital is a transplant hospital located in Milwaukee, Wis.

As established in the OPTN bylaws, probation is a public designation of an OPTN member that is executing a corrective action plan for noncompliance with OPTN policies or bylaws, or a serious lapse in patient safety or quality of care. Learn more about OPTN member actions

Summary of Events
The OPTN Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) interviewed representatives of the institution on January 24, 2017, relating to quality concerns with Froedtert Hospital’s abdominal organ transplantation services. The MPSC concluded that the hospital requires additional close monitoring as it continues to implement changes to address the identified patient safety issues.

Representatives of Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital appeared before the OPTN Board of Directors on June 5, 2017. The Board ultimately voted to approve the MPSC’s recommendation for probation.

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) serves as the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) by contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Transplantation. The OPTN brings together medical professionals, transplant recipients and donor families to develop national organ transplantation policy.

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