NEWS AND UPDATES
GenLife Institute Celebrates Phoenix Facility
With ongoing support from donor families, hospices, hospitals, the medical community and many other local and national groups, GenLife is proud to announce that we have resumed Phoenix operations as of July 2012.
The Phoenix facility which encompasses 10,000 square feet houses Donor and Client Services team members, laboratory technicians, event technicians and administrative staff. In addition, the facility provides more than 1,100 square feet of educational space specifically designed for hands-on education.
“The Phoenix facility provides GenLife to serve families throughout Arizona as well as Colorado and other western states. We have been welcomed with such excitement and we are overwhelmed by the continued support for our program,” said David Breedlove, CEO.
In addition to the Phoenix facility, GenLife maintains the Midwest operation location in Norman, OK just outside of Oklahoma City. The third GenLife facility location will be selected in fall 2012.
For additional information about the GenLife facility, please call our toll-free number at 1.877.738.6111
.New York Department of Health Certification
GenLife Institute works both domestically and internationally to serve the medical education community. Some states, like New York, require additional certifications to work with the medical entities such as hospitals, bioskills laboratories, universities and other educational programs within the State.
One of the goals for 2012 was to become part of the education movement in New York by becoming certified by the New York Department of Health. “Working with the New York Department of Health, we had the opportunity to share our best practices and share information about the GenLife program,” said Patrick Blair, Quality Associate at GenLife.
In June 2012, GenLife was provided with the approval from the New York Department of Health and since then has been able to work with critical educational partners in the area. There are plans for future expansion into the New York area and to provide additional support for those organizations requiring hands-on learning.
If you have questions about the NYDOH or would like to work with GenLife Institute in the New York area, please contact Client Services at 1.877.738.6555.
State Anatomical Board Approval
GenLife Institute began its Midwest operation in April 2011 in Norman, OK just outside of Oklahoma City. The city leaders, chamber of commerce and healthcare leaders welcomed the organization with open arms. It truly was a Midwest spirit that allowed GenLife to flourish.
Soon after arriving, GenLife was able to work with the Oklahoma State Anatomical Board, an essential part of the medical school and medical education community throughout the State. The members of the Board were able to visit the facility and learn about GenLife and how we could work together to improve medical education throughout the State.
After several months and continued support and sharing, GenLife became approved by the Oklahoma State Anatomical Board. As a whole-body donation program working within the State of Oklahoma, this was a very important part of becoming a long-lasting part of the community.
The Oklahoma campus houses multiple departments including Donor and Client Services, Quality, Laboratory Operations, Events and Education and Administration. For additional information on the GenLife Oklahoma facility, please call 1.877.738.6111.
New Consent Forms
GenLife Institute continues to be the leader in whole-body donation across the United States. Each day, GenLife team members are seeking new ways to serve donors and their families. In an effort to simplify the donation process, GenLife introduced the one-page consent form for both self-consents and authorizing person consents.
GenLife has always believed in providing individuals the ability to consent for their own donation and cremation as part of the self-consent process. In fact, GenLife was one of the first programs in the country to allow individuals to self-consent. These forms are available on the GenLife web site under the “How To Donate” section or by calling the 24-hour Donor Services Department at 1.877.738.6111. If you have already submitted the two-page consent forms to register with GenLife, there is no need to resubmit as the consent forms are kept on file.
In addition, the Authorizing Person or Next-of-Kin consent forms have also been condensed to one page to help make the donation paperwork as easy as possible for donor families. These consent forms are only available by contacting the Donor Services Department.
If you would like to register with GenLife Institute, please print off the consent forms or call the GenLife office and a packet will be mailed to you. Share the decision with your family and make a difference in the lives of future generations.
Each day, GenLife Institute is contacted by hospices, hospitals and other medical facilities to educate their staff on our program and whole-body donation in general. These educational opportunities are referred to as “in-services.”
While we can easily visit with the facilities in Arizona and Oklahoma, GenLife was seeking a way to meet the requests from other states. Thankfully with the technology that exists today, GenLife is able to talk with people from around the globe using the Internet and on-line presentation software.
The in-service program focuses on multiple aspects including:
If you are a member of a healthcare organization and would like GenLife to visit your program either in person or virtually, please contact our Community Relations Department at 1.877.738.6111.
What Does “No Cost” Mean to Me?
GenLife Institute is a nationwide whole-body donation program that is offered at no cost to the donor or the donor family. Often times, individuals want to know what “no cost” refers to. As an organization, GenLife provides the following services at no cost:
The GenLife program was created to serve donors and their families and each day, GenLife works to fulfill their mission.
For additional information on the GenLife donation program, visit www.genlifeinstitute.com or call 1.877.738.6111.