Impact Report - 2022

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IMPACT REPORT


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INTRODUCTION

it all begins with

CULTURE

A focus on accountable stewardship sets a direction for growth.

Dear Friends and Mission Partners, I am happy to report that in the past fiscal year, Saving Sight grew significantly in its capacity to serve others. From increasing our service area to include the entire state of Kansas to expanding our laboratory to gain efficiencies in providing the gift of sight, we are poised to continue to provide services to more people than ever. This growth is a great accomplishment for our team, considering the past 12 months presented many challenges of a continued pandemic, supply chain issues, and an ever-evolving healthcare landscape. What got us here? I believe that it is our sincere dedication to the concept of accountable stewardship. Our organizational culture is rooted in the idea that we will do everything possible to fulfill our mission. We are accountable stewards of each eye donor’s gift, and we are committed to fulfilling their decision to restore sight. One fact remains: we would not be able to achieve our mission of changing lives by saving sight without the support and collaboration of partners like you. Thank you on behalf of our staff, our board of directors, and the thousands of individuals we served last year! Your commitment to sight restoration is helping us make a huge impact in the lives of others.

Sincerely,

Antonio Bavuso, CEO, Saving Sight

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Celebrating and Honoring the Gift of Sight In November, Saving Sight joined the Eye Bank Association of America with the eye banking community to celebrate Eye Donation Month. During this month we acknowledged and commemorated the lives of those who have given the gift of sight through donation. This year, we celebrated with the continuation of the 2020 theme “A Community of Compassion” putting a focus on the passion element of “Compassion” During the month of November our Hospital Development team made in-person visits to many of our hospitals, dropping off a box of goodies while personally thanking the staff. The goodie box was filled with snacks and spa goods focused on relaxation. This was our way of providing a break for health care workers who are tirelessly caring for patients. In addition to celebrating Eye Donation Month in November, Saving Sight also takes part in National Donate Life Month in April. This year, our team found some creative ways to participate in Donate Life Spirit Week. Some activities included painting rocks, participating in Donate Life flag raising ceremonies, and decorating for National Blue and Green Day.

During Donate Life Spirit Week in April, the Saving Sight team showed their creative side by painting rocks in support of donation!


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COMMUNITY

community support

OF DONATION 37%

63%

Next-of-kin Approach

First Person Authorization

Eye Donation Authorization Source

transplant recipients each day received the gift of sight!

Eye Donation Authorization Rate

Register to become an eye, organ and tissue donor at www.registerme.org!


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For the first time since the COVID-19 pan agencies were able to gather to celebra a pinnacle of remembrance and advoca Month in April, is a time for celebrating th

This year, families and recipients gathere legislators. Later in the day, a memorial ce donors where read aloud, and certificate Missouri’s first lady, Teresa Parson. Addi Rick’s, gift of eye donation. Theresa shares the impact that her husband, Rick’s, decision to become an eye donor had on her life.


unity of

COMMUNITY

COMPASSION

Celebrating the legacy of eye, organ, and tissue donors at Missouri’s Donor Day at the capitol.

ndemic hit in 2020, Missouri’s Department of Health and partner organ, tissue, and eye recovery ate Donate Life Month. Missouri’s annual Donor Day at the capitol in Jefferson City has become acy for many donor families and recipients. The day-long event, held in the middle of Donate Life he lives of donors and recipients in a heartfelt way.

ed at the capitol rotunda and had the opportunity to tour the building, as well as visit with their local eremony was held at the nearby Truman building, where names of Missouri eye, organ, and tissue es were presented to families. Several speakers addressed the audience at the event, including itionally, Saving Sight volunteer and donor wife, Theresa McClellan, shared about her husband,

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COMMUNITY

honoring the

GIFT OF SIGHT Restored Sight Brings Life into Focus for Sydni As a person living with Down syndrome, Sydni had suffered from vision loss due to keratoconus for years. While her mother, Cheri, knew Sydni’s vision needed correction and regularly took her to visit a vision care provider, she did not realize the extent to which her daughter’s vision had deteriorated. She would have never imagined Sydni would soon be a candidate for a sight-restoring corneal transplant. Keratoconus is a vision condition that occurs when the sides of the cornea, or the eye’s clear outer window, become thin, and the front begins to bulge out in a cone shape. The vision condition can cause distorted and blurry vision and light sensitivity. In the disease’s later stages, one of the best ways to restore vision is through a corneal transplant, replacing the patients diseased cornea with a deceased donor’s cornea. Doctors estimate that between 5 and 30 percent of people with Down syndrome suffer from keratoconus. However, the reason for this prevalence is generally unknown. What is known is that for many people living with Down syndrome, it can be harder to communicate to a caregiver about vision problems that they’re experiencing. As a result, frequently, problems like keratoconus can go undetected for years. Cheri counted down the days until Sydni could receive her life-changing gift. When Wichita-area ophthalmologist Dr. Martin de la Presa joined Grene Vision Group in 2021 after finishing his corneal fellowship, Sydni was on his waiting list. However, Cheri knew her daughter would gain the gift of sight after another family’s loss. “This is something that cannot be done without organ donors. It just warms my heart,” said Cheri. “From the bottom of my heart, my whole family thanks you for being able to do that for us.” Since her transplant, Sydni can now see clearly again and enjoy her favorite activities like doing puzzles, watching TV, and looking at her phone. Cheri and Sydni were so grateful for their donor’s gift that they shared their experience in an interview with KSN-TV in Wichita in early 2022.

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celebrating our

CHAMPIONS Recognizing Champions in Sight Restoration The act of facilitating eye donation and transplantation involves more than Saving Sight, the donor, and the recipient. It takes a community of external parties with a shared vision to come together to make eye donation happen. From hospital personnel like nurses, chaplains, transport, and morgue staff to community partners like medical examiners, coroners, and funeral home directors – eye donation and cornea transplantation is the result of collaboration.


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In early 2022, Saving Sight launched a new program, the Champion of Sight Award, to recognize the many individuals and partners that work to bring the gift of sight to others. The award recognizes those who work tirelessly to support donation, often behind the scenes. We award the Champion of Sight Award every quarter to partners who exhibit an extraordinary dedication to advocating and assisting in making eye donation possible. All nominees for Saving Sight’s Champion of Sight Award come from those who work closely with them. Our Hospital Development, Donor Services, and Recovery teams nominate individuals they have seen work as donation advocates. Additionally, our partner organizations can submit a nomination for a team member on our website. An internal group of staff reviews those nominations and chooses one individual to receive the Champion Award quarterly. “We hope this level of recognition is just one more way to thank our collaborative partners who go the extra mile to support donors, their decisions, and their families,” said Annie Kuhl, Chief Communications Officer. If you wish to nominate someone to receive the Champion of Sight Award, please visit our website at www.saving-sight.org/champion-ofsight/ to learn more.

WICHITA-AREA FUNERAL HOME AWARDED In May 2022, Saving Sight named its inaugural recipient of the Champion of Sight Award, Downing and Lahey Funeral Home. The funeral home’s open communication with Saving Sight and support of the eye, organ, and tissue donation process has played an instrumental part in allowing those in their community to give the gift of sight. Read more about the nomination and award here www.saving-sight.org/2022/05/02/ champion-of-sight-downing-lahey-funeral-home/

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COMMUNITY

increasing service for

GROWTH Serving the entire state of Kansas through a new strategic partnership

This year Saving Sight grew even more with the expansion of our territory in Kansas. In June of 2021, Saving Sight and Kansas Eye Bank & Research Center integrated operations and now operate a location in Wichita as Kansas Eye Bank, a division of Saving Sight. With this acquisition we continued growing our reach as good stewards of the gift of sight. The partnership between Saving Sight and Kansas Eye Bank brings together two nonprofit organizations with a rich history of serving the community, ocular transplant physicians, vision researchers and area hospitals. Both organizations share the mission to restore vision to individuals needing a corneal transplant. With the addition of Kansas Eye Bank’s Wichita facility, Saving Sight added new donor hospitals to our network of partner hospitals. Saving Sight was able to increase the number of corneal tissues provided to physicians for transplantation. This new partnership allowed Saving Sight to expand its efforts in supporting the choice of eye donors and their families to leave a lasting legacy through the gift of donation. “We’re excited about what this new partnership means in providing sight to even more people across Kansas, the Midwest and beyond,” said Tony Bavuso, CEO of Saving Sight.

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Hospital Referral Partners

Ways Hospital Staff Can Support Eye Donation

Make the initial referral call to the organ procurement organization within 60 minutes of cardiac death.

Hospital Name

Total Suitable Eye Donors

Eye Donors

Tissues Transplanted

Consent Rate

Conversion Rate

HD Territory

Adair Acute Care at Osawatomie State Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

AdventHealth Ottawa

26

11

12

48%

42%

2

Amberwell Atchison Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Anderson County Hospital

1

1

2

100%

100%

1

Ascension Via Christi Emergency Department Wellington

2

2

5

100%

100%

1

Ascension Via Christi Hospital - Fort Scott Emergency Department

4

0

11

0%

0%

3

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg

28

9

0

50%

32%

3

Ascension Via Christi Hospital St. Francis

147

48

50

45%

33%

1

Ascension Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph

8

2

0

60%

25%

1

Ascension Via Christi Hospital St. Teresa

2

1

2

50%

50%

1

Ashland Health Center

4

3

5

75%

75%

1

Atchison Hospital

11

7

10

75%

64%

2

Bates County Memorial Hospital

9

7

7

78%

78%

2

Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital

2

0

0

N/A

0%

1

Boone County Medical Examiner (MO)

1

1

2

100%

100%

4

Boone Hospital Center

79

32

45

53%

41%

4

Bothwell Regional Health Center

33

17

16

50%

52%

2

Callaway Community Hospital

7

4

8

67%

57%

4

Cameron Regional Medical Center

23

9

12

53%

39%

2

Capital Region Medical Center

45

16

25

47%

36%

4

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital

9

4

5

44%

44%

4

Carlinville Area Hospital

6

1

0

71%

17%

4

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

9

2

4

14%

22%

2

Cass Regional Medical Center

11

4

5

40%

36%

2

Cedar County Memorial Hospital

6

3

2

60%

50%

3

Center for Behavioral Medicine

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

4

Cheyenne County Hospital

2

2

0

100%

100%

1

Christian County Coroner

15

10

15

79%

67%

3

Citizen’s Medical Center

3

0

0

0%

0%

1

Citizens Memorial Healthcare

30

10

13

60%

33%

3

Clara Barton Hospital

5

2

2

50%

40%

1

Clay County Coroner

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Clay County Hospital

6

1

1

60%

17%

4

Clay County Medical Center

2

1

0

67%

50%

2

Cloud County Health Center

5

1

0

50%

20%

1

Coffey County Hospital

3

1

1

50%

33%

1

Coffey County Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center

17

7

11

53%

41%

3

Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Comanche County Hospital

1

0

0

100%

0%

1

Community Hospital Fairfax

7

1

2

50%

14%

2

Community Hospital of Staunton

15

5

8

50%

33%

4

Community Hospital Onaga

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Community Hospital St. Mary’s

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Community Memorial Healthcare

6

3

4

60%

50%

2

Cox Barton County Hospital

6

3

6

60%

50%

3

Cox Medical Center Branson

84

36

42

59%

43%

3

Cox Medical Center North

1

0

0

0%

0%

3


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Hospital Referral Partners Hospital Name

Total Suitable Eye Donors

Eye Donors

Tissues Transplanted

Consent Rate

Conversion Rate

HD Territory

Cox Medical Center South

383

184

217

62%

48%

3

Cox Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

3

Cox Monett Hospital

11

4

6

40%

36%

3

Crawford Memorial Hospital

13

3

4

50%

23%

4

Cypress Surgery Center

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Decatur County Hospital

4

3

3

75%

75%

1

Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center

1

0

0

N/A

0%

2

Edwards County Medical Center

1

0

0

N/A

0%

1

Ellett Memorial Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Ellinwood District Hospital

2

0

0

0%

0%

1

Ellsworth County Medical Center

1

1

2

0%

100%

1

Excelsior Springs Hospital

11

2

2

40%

18%

2

F.W. Huston Medical Center

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Fayette County Hospital

10

1

1

43%

10%

4

Fitzgibbon Hospital

11

5

4

83%

45%

2

Forensic Medical of Kansas

15

7

10

80%

47%

2

Fredonia Regional Hospital

5

2

2

50%

40%

3

Freedom Behavioral Hospital of Topeka

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Freeman Hospital East

0

0

2

N/A

N/A

3

Freeman Hospital Neosho

13

2

2

22%

15%

3

Freeman Hospital West

163

73

91

53%

45%

3

Fulton State Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

4

Geary Community Hospital

29

8

12

41%

28%

2

General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital

7

4

2

57%

57%

3

Girard Medical Center

6

2

4

50%

33%

3

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare

7

2

2

29%

29%

2

Goodland Regional Medical Center

3

2

4

100%

67%

1

Gove County Medical Center

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Graham County Hospital

1

1

2

100%

100%

1

Greeley County Health Services

2

1

2

50%

50%

1

Greene County Medical Examiner MO

1

0

0

N/A

0%

3

Greenwood County Hospital

5

1

0

20%

20%

1

Grisell Memorial Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Hamilton County Hospital

3

1

1

33%

33%

1

Hannibal Regional Hospital

53

25

37

58%

47%

4

Hanover Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Harrison County Community Hospital

7

1

2

20%

14%

2

Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice

1

1

0

100%

100%

1

Harry S. Truman Veterans’ Hospital

43

17

20

59%

40%

4

Hays Medical Center

33

14

17

56%

42%

1

Hedrick Medical Center

9

2

2

33%

22%

2

Herington Municipal Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Hermann Area District Hospital

1

0

0

0%

0%

4

Hiawatha Community Hospital

5

3

6

60%

60%

2

Hillsboro Area Hospital

11

2

4

67%

18%

4

Hillsboro Community Hospital

5

2

2

60%

40%

1

Hodgeman County Health Center

1

0

0

0%

0%

1

Holton Community Hospital

4

4

8

75%

100%

2

Horton Community Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Get more than one contact number for the patient’s next of kin.

Don’t release the deceased to a funeral home until you’ve heard from Saving Sight.


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Hospital Referral Partners

Once a patient has passed away and their family is no longer at the bedside, perform SEE:

Saline eye drops in each eye,

Elevate the head to 30 degrees,

Eyelids closed please no ice packs placed on the eyes

Hospital Name

Total Suitable Eye Donors

Eye Donors

Tissues Transplanted

Consent Rate

Conversion Rate

HD Territory

Hospice Care of Kansas

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Hospice Compassus Springfield

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

3

HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital

6

2

4

67%

33%

4

HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Effingham

25

4

5

30%

16%

4

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Litchfield

12

6

10

70%

50%

4

HSHS St. John’s Hospital

257

98

103

53%

38%

4

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center

30

16

24

71%

53%

1

Irwin Army Community Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Jackson County Coroner

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Jacksonville Memorial Hospital

41

18

26

65%

44%

4

Jewell County Hospital

1

0

0

100%

0%

1

Johnson County Coroner

180

83

119

75%

46%

2

Kansas City Hospice House

1

1

2

100%

100%

2

Kansas City VA Medical Center

24

10

6

55%

42%

2

Kansas Heart Hospital

11

6

8

55%

55%

1

Kansas Medical Center

15

8

9

57%

53%

1

Kansas Spine and Specialty Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Kansas Surgery and Recovery Center

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Kearny County Hospital

1

1

2

100%

100%

1

Kingman Healthcare Center

1

0

0

0%

0%

1

Kiowa County Memorial Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Kiowa District Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

KPC Promise Hospital of Overland Park

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Labette Health

22

10

17

53%

45%

3

Labette Health Independence Healthcare Center

8

6

10

86%

75%

3

Lafayette Regional Health Center

5

1

0

25%

20%

2

Lake Regional Hospital

62

31

39

61%

50%

3

Landmark Hospital of Columbia

4

1

2

33%

25%

4

Landmark Hospital of Joplin

5

1

0

25%

20%

3

Lane County Hospital

1

1

0

100%

100%

1

Larned State Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Lawrence County Memorial Hospital IL

7

2

4

33%

29%

4

Lincoln County Hospital

1

0

0

0%

0%

1

Lincoln Memorial Hospital

19

6

8

62%

32%

4

Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

4

Lindsborg Community Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

LMH Health

57

30

29

68%

53%

2

Logan County Coroner

1

0

0

N/A

0%

4

Logan County Hospital

3

2

2

67%

67%

1

McPherson Hospital

5

2

4

40%

40%

1

Meade District Hospital

2

2

5

100%

100%

1

Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital

1

1

2

100%

100%

1

Memorial Hospital Abilene

3

3

6

100%

100%

2

Mercy Hospital Aurora

13

5

8

42%

38%

3

Mercy Hospital Carthage

6

2

2

40%

33%

3

Mercy Hospital Cassville

4

1

1

33%

25%

3

Mercy Hospital Columbus

1

1

0

100%

100%

3

Mercy Hospital Jefferson

87

43

57

68%

49%

4


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Hospital Referral Partners Hospital Name

Total Suitable Eye Donors

Eye Donors

Tissues Transplanted

Consent Rate

Conversion Rate

HD Territory

Mercy Hospital Joplin

116

54

67

55%

47%

3

Mercy Hospital Lebanon

14

8

11

62%

57%

3

Mercy Hospital Moundridge

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Mercy Hospital Springfield

371

172

165

61%

46%

3

Mercy Hospital Washington

48

24

38

61%

50%

4

Mercy St. Francis Hospital

9

3

4

43%

33%

3

Miami County Medical Center

8

2

6

17%

25%

2

MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital

1

0

0

0%

0%

2

Minneola District Hospital

2

1

4

50%

50%

1

Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems

8

4

4

63%

50%

1

Moberly Regional Medical Center

11

6

8

55%

55%

2

Morris County Hospital

4

3

4

75%

75%

1

Morton County Hospital

7

3

6

75%

43%

1

Mosaic Life Care

174

72

85

43%

41%

2

Mosaic Life Care Long Term Acute Care

2

2

2

100%

100%

2

Mosaic Medical Center - Albany

3

0

0

0%

0%

2

Mosaic Medical Center - Maryville

3

2

2

67%

67%

2

Nemaha Valley Community Hospital

2

0

0

N/A

0%

2

Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center

11

10

13

100%

91%

3

Ness County Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Nevada Regional Medical Center

17

7

12

53%

41%

3

Newman Regional Health

11

5

5

67%

45%

1

NMC Health

11

5

10

50%

45%

1

Noble Health Audrain Community Hospital

8

4

6

67%

50%

4

Northeast Regional Medical Center

13

3

4

27%

23%

2

Norton County Hospital

2

1

0

100%

50%

1

Olathe Hospice House

12

12

16

67%

100%

2

Olathe Medical Center

70

32

41

47%

46%

2

Osage Beach Center for Cognitive Disorders

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

3

Osborne County Memorial Hospital

2

1

0

50%

50%

1

Ottawa County Health Center

3

0

0

0%

0%

1

Ozarks Healthcare

39

10

11

38%

26%

3

Pana Community Hospital

7

3

6

60%

43%

4

Paris Community Hospital

11

3

4

40%

27%

4

Patterson Health Center

4

1

2

25%

25%

1

Pawnee Valley Community Hospital

3

2

2

67%

67%

1

Pershing Memorial Hospital

3

0

0

0%

0%

2

Phelps Health

49

21

19

67%

43%

3

Phillips County Hospital

2

1

0

50%

50%

1

Pike County Memorial Hospital

1

0

0

N/A

0%

4

Pinnacle Regional Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Pratt Regional Medical Center

2

0

0

0%

0%

1

Promise Hospital of Overland Park

6

6

8

100%

100%

2

Providence Medical Center

61

23

26

38%

38%

2

Putnam County Memorial Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Rawlins County Health Center

1

0

0

100%

0%

1

Ray County Memorial Hospital

5

3

2

60%

60%

2

Regent Rehab and Healthcare

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Republic County Hospital

5

2

4

50%

40%

1

Timing is critical, but Saving Sight recognizes the need for time and space. Communicate with us about how the family is currently coping. Call Saving Sight staff at 800331-2636 if you have questions at any time about where a case is in the donation process.


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Hospital Referral Partners

Set up a professional development session or request badge cards to help your staff facilitate donation by contacting the Saving Sight Hospital Development team.

Hospital Name

Total Suitable Eye Donors

Eye Donors

Tissues Transplanted

Consent Rate

Conversion Rate

HD Territory

Rice County Hospital

3

1

2

67%

33%

1

Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center

9

4

5

67%

44%

1

Rock Regional Hospital

2

1

2

50%

50%

1

Rooks County Health Center

3

1

0

50%

33%

1

Rush County Memorial Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Rusk Rehabilitation Center

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

4

Russell Regional Hospital

4

1

1

33%

25%

1

Sabetha Community Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Saint John Hospital - Leavenworth

14

5

6

45%

36%

2

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Allen County

9

5

8

63%

56%

3

Salem Memorial District Hospital

15

4

5

50%

27%

3

Salina Regional Health Center

58

36

44

67%

62%

1

Salina Surgical Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Samaritan Memorial Hospital

11

6

6

78%

55%

2

Sangamon County Coroner

1

1

0

100%

100%

4

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center

55

17

29

51%

31%

4

Satanta District Hospital

2

0

0

N/A

0%

1

Scotland County Hospital

4

1

2

25%

25%

4

Scott County Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Sedan City Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

3

Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center

16

11

15

83%

69%

1

Select Specialty Hospital - Topeka

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Select Specialty Hospital - Wichita

6

3

4

50%

50%

1

Select Specialty Hospital Kansas City

7

2

4

44%

29%

2

Select Specialty Hospital Springfield

16

7

6

86%

44%

3

Shawnee County Coroner

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Sheridan County Health Complex

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Signature Psychiatric Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

Smith County Memorial Hospital

1

0

0

0%

0%

1

South Central Kansas Medical Center

8

5

5

57%

63%

1

Southwest Medical Center

12

6

12

60%

50%

1

Springfield Memorial Hospital

247

95

107

57%

38%

4

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Centralia

23

7

12

78%

30%

4

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Jefferson City

35

14

15

50%

40%

4

St. Catherine Hospital

11

4

7

45%

36%

1

St. Luke Hospital and Living Center

3

2

1

100%

67%

1

Stafford County Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Stanton County Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital

8

3

8

57%

38%

4

Stevens County Hospital

7

1

0

33%

14%

1

Stormont Vail Health

67

31

71

55%

46%

2

Sullivan County Memorial Hospital

7

2

2

29%

29%

2

Sumner County Hospital District #1

1

1

2

100%

100%

1

Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital

6

4

5

80%

67%

1

Taney County Coroner

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

3

Taylorville Memorial Hospital

12

4

3

36%

33%

4

Texas County Memorial Hospital

20

10

10

71%

50%

3

The Center at Waterfront

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Hospital

5

1

2

50%

20%

4


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Hospital Referral Partners Hospital Name

Total Suitable Eye Donors

Eye Donors

Tissues Transplanted

Consent Rate

Conversion Rate

HD Territory

Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

University Hospital

223

95

119

57%

43%

4

University of Kansas Health System - Great Bend Campus

17

8

9

53%

47%

1

University of Kansas Health System - Main Campus

320

153

185

55%

48%

2

University of Kansas Health System - St. Francis Campus

63

28

33

54%

44%

2

University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital

6

2

3

100%

33%

4

Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan

18

7

13

35%

39%

2

Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital Inc

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

Wamego Health Center

2

1

0

100%

50%

2

Washington County Hospital Kansas

2

1

0

50%

50%

2

Washington County Memorial Hospital

4

3

6

100%

75%

4

Wesley Derby ER

2

1

2

50%

50%

1

Wesley Medical Center

157

73

89

55%

46%

1

Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital

2

0

0

0%

0%

1

Wesley Woodlawn Hospital and ER

9

7

5

78%

78%

1

Western Missouri Medical Center

15

5

3

42%

33%

2

Western Plains Medical Center

19

7

9

53%

37%

1

Wichita County Health Center

2

1

2

100%

50%

1

William Newton Hospital

9

3

4

56%

33%

1

Wilson Medical Center

2

1

2

50%

50%

3

Wright Memorial Hospital

5

1

0

20%

20%

2

Wyandotte County Coroner

3

1

1

33%

33%

2

Contact Our Hospital Development Team

Territory 1 Kelly Falwell 316-620-8224 Wichita, KS

Territory 2 Darcey Ross 816-255-1373 Kansas City, MO Territory 1

Territory 3

Territory 2

Territory 4

Springfield Kansas City Columbia

St. Louis

Territory 3 Courtney Bronson 314-584-1712 St. Louis, MO

Wichita Springfield

Territory 4 Mallory Thouvenot 417-576-0930 Springfield, MO


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increasing our

CAPACITY


PARTNERS

Lab Addition Expands Opportunities The expansion of our lab in 2021 was one of the greatest visual pieces of evidence of Saving Sight’s significant growth in the last year. Last March, our staff had the opportunity to participate in the start of demolition, using sledgehammers to remove the drywall in the previous space. The expansion is not just important for our patients but for our dedicated lab techs. By building a new lab, our techs are seeing the impact of their work and the necessity for a bigger working space. “It really shows that when we are dedicating a new space for them, then it becomes a reality because we get to see it change right in front of them.” Anthony Vizzera, Director of Clinical Services The new lab consists of multiple work cells in which our techs have access to a modular clean room and bio safety cabinet to process the Vital Tears.

Saving Sight’s Kansas City Team prepares for the lab expanesion.

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updated tools for

EXCELLENCE An updated microscope helps our laboratory to ensure quality with every tissue cut.

This year the lab in the Kansas City office upgraded its equipment with a new Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) microscope. This new microscope allows us to be better stewards of the gift of sight while delivering the highest quality to our partner surgeons. “The OCT microscope measures the thickness of the cornea, and we use it to measure our corneas before we start processing for our DSAEK or ALK processing,” says Debora Van Klinken-Muntz, Lead Laboratory Technician. This new machine allows technicians to take images after processing so the surgeon can see what the processed tissue looks like. It also gives the technicians more insight on the quality of the tissue and if it will be suitable for the surgery type we are offering it for. Debora Van Klinken-Muntz says, “Using the OCT machine as an eye bank saves us a lot of time. I don’t know how we could do eye banking without the OCT machine.” This new piece of equipment is just another sign of continued success and growth we have experienced this year at Saving Sight. The old OCT machine was over 15 years old, and we hope this one helps us to continue being good stewards of the gift for 15 years and beyond!

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a partnership to

SAVE SIGHT In January 2022, Saving Sight presented partner physicians with posters as one token of gratitude of our work together to change lives.

Listen to Dr. Farhat and Dr. Moyes share about their experience in working with Saving Sight to fulfill a shared mission

Contact our Business Development Team

Lynn Forest-Smith Director of Business Development 727-253-0752

Patrick Gore, RN Chief Business Development Officer 813-753-4487

Kevin Wright Business Development Manager 816-255-1354


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Tissue Placement by Location

22

countries

18

39%

states

of tissues recovered were transplanted in our service area

7%

2% 2% Whole Globe

Sclera

Lens

32%

68%

Research and Training

Surgical Use

5,254 Tissues Recovered

89% Cornea

Tissue Utilization


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