SAMC is one of only three hospitals in the state to receive the Medal of Honor for Organ Donation. SAMC is a three-time winner. The annual award, given by the Department of Health and Human Services, honors facilities with a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors. Accepting the award from Fred Helms, EdD, CPTC, regional manager of the Alabama Organ Center, is Tracy Glass, RN, director of Critical Care. Helms thanked the community for its compassion, saying the award is a team effort and comes from the cooperation between Critical Care, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Cardiac Testing, Security and other departments. "Everyone gets involved in this important work," Helms said.