Hospitals with Blood Donor Centers onsite---MidAtlantic, SE, TX

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SE/TX Blood Centers 3

15 university and non-university hospitals with their own blood donor centers and are located in NC, SC, KY, TN, VA, WV, FL, TX, AL, and GA are provided in the attached spreadsheet.

EXAMPLE of Hospitals with their own blood donor centers

RESEARCH STRATEGY

In order to compile a list of 15 university hospitals that have their own blood donor centers are that are located in NC, SC, KY, TN, VA, WV, FL, TX, AL, and GA, we reviewed the AABB website. This organization offers accreditation services to blood centers, transfusion services and blood banks. Using the 'state' filter on the AABB website, we methodically reviewed each state's accredited university hospitals for the aforementioned states. Also, we ensured that we did not duplicate any of the hospitals with those already entered on the attached spreadsheet. However, from this exercise we only managed to locate six university hospitals.

Having exhausted all the relevant university hospitals that have their own blood donor center and are within the above stated states, we expanded our search to include suitable non-university hospitals listed in the AABB website (through the above strategy). This strategy provided the remaining nine hospitals.

As regards the identification of the hospitals’ transfusion director or transfusion safety officer, we were unable to gather information pertaining to these officials for some hospitals. To unearth this information, the team started by reviewing each hospital’s website. In particular, we checked company contacts, departments, and news section. We did this as some hospitals provide information on their members of staff (including the transfusion director). This strategy provided information on a number of hospitals.

Another strategy that was employed in identifying the leaders of the transfusion services was to conduct a search on the AABB website. Our assumption was some hospitals could have provided information for their staff members during the accreditation process. Unfortunately, we could not find information on the directors of transfusion services for the target hospitals.

Finally, the team resorted to reviewing LinkedIn profiles for the employees of the selected hospitals. This method was selected as employees usually list their designation on their LinkedIn profiles. Using this strategy we were successful in identifying numerous transfusion services directors. We concluded that identities of the remaining transfusion services heads was publicly unavailable and indicated this with ‘n/a’ in the attached spreadsheet.

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SE/TX Blood Centers 2

Some university hospitals in the United States who have their own blood centers within the hospital include William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, University of Texas Medical Branch, Duke University Medical Center, and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The requested information has been provided in the attached rows 17-31 spreadsheet,

1. Duke University Medical Center

2. Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

3. Medical University Hospital Authority

4. University of Louisville Hospital

5. Vanderbilt University Medical Center

6. University of Kentucky Medical Center Hospital

7. LabCorp at University of Tennessee Medical Center

8. University of Virginia Health System

9. Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

10. Shands Hospital at the University of Florida

11. Jackson Memorial Medical Center-University of Miami

12. William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital

13. University of Texas Medical Branch

14. University Health System

15. University of Alabama Hospital

Research Strategy:

The names and contact details of the Transfusion Medical Directors/Transfusion Safety Officers for six university hospitals could not be found because the hospitals have not released this information to the public.
We first started selecting the names of university hospitals from the AABB list following the geographical protocol outlined by this request's requirements. After selecting fifteen university hospitals, we then searched for their contact details mostly from their official websites. We also used the America Hospital Directory as a source of information for the contact details of the selected university hospitals.

Our first strategy to locate the contact details of Transfusion Medical Directors/Transfusion Safety Officers thinking this information might have been collected during the accreditation process. However, this search was futile and we could not find any information about the Transfusion Medical Directors/Transfusion Safety Officers on the AAB site.

Our second strategy attempted to find the names and contact details of the Transfusion Medical Directors/Transfusion Safety Officers of the selected hospitals was to search for this information within the websites of the individual university hospitals. We searched within the university staff directories and even pages specific to the hospital's blood bank or transfusion services pages and this strategy provided results for some hospitals which have been included here.
The third strategy was to look for this information on LinkedIn because it is a professional database. We attempted this strategy because people present their employment details on LinkedIn and this might have included information about their designation. This strategy revealed the details for some hospitals, some of which we had already found from our previous search but we were unable to locate information for all the university hospitals. After an extensive search of LinkedIn, we were still unable to find the names of the Transfusion Medical Directors/Transfusion Safety Officers for six of the fifteen hospitals.
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SE/TX Blood Centers 1

The University of North Carolina Health Center, Augusta University Medical Center, Sampson Regional Medical Center, Murray-Calloway County Hospital, and Huntsville Hospital are some US hospitals that have their own blood centers within the hospital.

SE/TX Blood Centers:

1. University of North Carolina Health Center
Name of Transfusion Medical Director/Transfusion Safety Officer: Chad Siniard, MD
Contact info: 9849741780
Address: 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill NC 27514
Contact: 9849741000
2. Augusta University Medical Center
Address: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Contact: 7067213695
3. Sampson Regional Medical Center
Name of Transfusion Medical Director/Transfusion Safety Officer: Natalie Lamb
Contact info: 9106928708
Address: 607 Beaman St, Clinton, NC 28328
Contact: 9105928511
4. Murray-Calloway County Hospital
Name of Transfusion Medical Director/Transfusion Safety Officer: Teresa Starks
Address: 803 Poplar Street, Murray, KY 42071
Contact: 2707621119

5. Huntsville Hospital
Address: 101 Sivley Road, Huntsville, AL 35801
Contact: 2562656340
6. The Regional Medical Center
Address: 3000 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC 29118
Contact: 8033952200
7. AnMed Health Medical Center
Address: 800 N. Fant Street, Anderson, SC 29621
Contact: 8645121000
8. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Address: 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Contact: 8008226344
9. Cape Fear Valley Health
Address: 1638 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Contact: 9106154000
10. Anne Arundel Medical Center
Address: 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Contact: 4434814215
11. Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
Name of Transfusion Medical Director/Transfusion Safety Officer: Grace B. Sese
Address: 2501 Parkers Ln, Alexandria, VA 22306
Contact: 8662566372
12. Sovah Health
Address: 159 Executive Drive, Suite K, Danville, VA 24541
Contact: 4347993743
13. Emory University Hospital
Address: 1364 Clifton Rd, NE Atlanta, GA 30322
Contact: 4047127280
14. Memorial Health
Address: 4700 Waters Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404
Contact: 9123508000
15. Lee Health
Address: 2776 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901
Contact: 2393432333

Research Strategy:

1. Research Strategy:

  • To find information on the US hospitals who have their own blood centers within the hospital, we first started to look for the list of university hospitals. We found that list on the following website: http://www.aabb.org/sa/facilities/bbts/Pages/BBTSAccrFac.aspx. The website provided information on names of university hospitals in various regions that have blood donor services. We then used this list to find information for the list of university hospitals that have a blood donor center within the hospital.
  • Since there were limited university hospitals which have blood donor facilities, we then looked for information on non-university hospitals and found a list of hospitals in the geographic regions assigned in the research criteria.

2. What information is not available?

Information about the names of Transfusion Medical Directors/Transfusion Safety Officers and their contact info is not available for some hospitals because the hospitals have chosen not to release that information.


3. Research Strategies to find the information which is not available

  • The first strategy we used was to look for information on the website of the individual hospitals. We looked for information on About Us, People, press releases, etc., to find the required information, but there was information for only a few hospitals. I had thought that this strategy may work, as the hospital websites generally publish information about the people working with them and may have published this information on their web pages.
  • The second strategy we used was to look for information on professional sites and databases like LinkedIn. This strategy did not work, as we were able to find information on the CEO, owner, etc., but there was no information Transfusion Medical Director/Transfusion Safety Officer found. I had thought that this strategy may work, as people register about their employment on LinkedIn and may have included information about their designation. I also looked on sites like Bloomberg, as they publish information on company profiles and may have published this information.
  • The third strategy we used was to look for articles related to blood donations on websites like Americas Blood, Red Cross, etc. This strategy did not work, as these articles provided information about blood donor centers, camps, etc. I had thought that this strategy may work, as these sites published blood donation information and may have published this information.

4. Conclusion:

  • We have summarized key findings in the spreadsheet. However, there were no details available for the name of Transfusion Medical Director/Transfusion Safety Officer and contact info for some hospitals. Therefore, we have submitted this request as a Partial Client Update.
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SE/TX Blood Centers (Complete)

A total of 44 hospitals (university and non-university) have been identified as having their own in-house blood centers in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, Texas, Alabama, and Georgia. A list of these facilities has been provided in the attached spreadsheet. We were unable to provide a full list of 50 hospitals as we reached a critical mass and no other hospitals within the region met the specified criteria of having their own blood donor centers within the hospital and use that supply as the primary source of blood suppl and/or platelets for hematology, oncology, and surgery patients.

Highlights

Name of Transfusion Medical Director/Transfusion Safety Officer: Chad Siniard, MD
Contact info: 9849741780
Address: 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill NC 27514
Contact: 9849741000

Name of Transfusion Director: Jerry Squires
Contact Info: squiresj@musc.edu, 843-792-4150
Address: 169 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29425
Phone Number: 8437921414

Name of Transfusion Director: Kimberly W. Sanford  
Contact Info: kimberly.sanford@vcuhealth.org  
Address: The Gateway Building, 6th Floor 1200 East Marshall Street Richmond, Virginia 23298-0662
Phone Number: 8048280256

Research Strategy

To find information on hospitals within the specified region who have their own blood centers within the hospital, we first started to look for the list of university hospitals. We began our search within the AABB's list of Accredited Blood Banks, Transfusion Services, and Blood Centers. From there we searched the database for identified and accredited centers within the specific region. The website provided information on names of university hospitals in various regions that have blood donor services. We then used this list to find information for the list of university hospitals that have a blood donor center within the hospital. As there were limited university hospitals which have blood donor facilities, we then looked for information on non-university hospitals and found a list of hospitals in the geographic regions assigned in the research criteria.

Information about the names of Transfusion Medical Directors/Transfusion Safety Officers and their contact info is not available for some hospitals because the hospitals have chosen not to release that information. The first strategy we used was to look for information on the website of the individual hospitals. We looked for information on About Us, People, press releases, etc., to find the required information, but there was information for only a few hospitals. I had thought that this strategy may work, as the hospital websites generally publish information about the people working with them and may have published this information on their web pages. The second strategy we used was to look for information on professional sites and databases like LinkedIn. This strategy did not work, as we were able to find information on the CEO, owner, etc., but there was no information Transfusion Medical Director/Transfusion Safety Officer found. I had thought that this strategy may work, as people register about their employment on LinkedIn and may have included information about their designation. I also looked on sites like Bloomberg, as they publish information on company profiles and may have published this information. The third strategy we used was to look for articles related to blood donations on websites like Americas Blood, Red Cross, etc. This strategy did not work, as these articles provided information about blood donor centers, camps, etc. I had thought that this strategy may work, as these sites published blood donation information and may have published this information.



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