Newest Data Shows Jewish Hospital Transplant Center Has Best in Region Results for Liver Transplantation

The new data, released on Friday, January 13, 2012, showed the Jewish Hospital Transplant Center has a 94 percent survival rate for one-year post-liver transplant patient survival. 

Other data included in the report showed the Jewish Hospital Transplant Center’s outcomes that were numerically better than expected as well as better than the national average at all time points studied, which includes survival rates at one month, one year and three years post-transplant.

The Jewish Hospital Transplant Center, a partnership with the University of Louisville School of Medicine, is one of the country’s leading providers of organ transplantation and the only adult transplant center in Louisville.

“We are very pleased with the patient outcome data reflected in the latest SRTR report,” said Michael Marvin, M.D., director of Transplantation at Jewish Hospital, and associate professor of Surgery at the University of Louisville.  “Patients in the region can receive excellent care in transplantation right here in Louisville.  Our center is outperforming others in the state and region and those outcomes reflect the experience and dedication of our entire transplant team.”

Founded in 1987, the SRTR supports the ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of organ transplantation. Data in the registry are collected by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) from hospitals and organ procurement organizations (OPOs) across the country.  The information is used to help develop evidence-based policy, to support analysis of transplant programs and OPOs, and to encourage research on issues of importance to the transplant community.

“The kindness of donor families allows us to continue our ground-breaking work in transplantation,” said Doug Howell, interim president, Jewish Hospital.  “Thanks to their generous acts, and our talented and dedicated physicians and staff, we continue to save lives and improve patient outcomes significantly year after year.”

For Kentuckians, joining the Kentucky Donor Registry is as easy as logging on to the secure website or signing up when you renew your driver’s license. Individuals who live outside of the state of Kentucky can visit to be directed to their state’s donor registry.

Physicians seeking transplant referral information can contact the Transplant Center via email at [email protected] or call 1-800-866-7539.

Jewish Hospital is an internationally renowned high-tech tertiary referral center developing leading-edge advancements in hand and microsurgery, heart and lung care, home care, rehab medicine (including sports medicine), orthopaedics, neuroscience, occupational health, organ transplantation and outpatient and primary care.  Site of the world’s first successful hand transplant, the world’s first and second successful AbioCor® Implantable Replacement Heart procedures, and world’s first trial of cardiac stem cells in chronic heart failure, the hospital is also federally designated to perform all five solid organ transplants – heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas.


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