ETMC Honored

Praise for an East Texas Hospital Friday. East Texas Medical Center was honored as one of the top hospitals in the region in providing eye and tissue donations.

The honor comes from the transplant center at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Richard Jordan, the center's associate director, said the work of ETMC goes beyond just the transplants.

"They work very closely with us and the organ bank and the referral system in helping to foster a positive attitude and to facilitate the discussion of the donor families or potential donor families about donation."

99 East Texans benefited from cornea donations coming through the hospital. ETMC was selected out of 174 hospitals in the North central and Northeast Texas regions.