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Thursday, August 15, 2013 Tri- Couwwtricou_ntynews. mn Hilltop has 5-star rating Hilltop Health Care Center fort, and satisfaction, it is heart- has three years in a row of no citations from the MDH Congratulations to Watkins Hilltop Health Care Center Staff for their recent Minnesota Depart- ment of Health Annual Compli- ance Survey. They had zero cita- tions for the third year in a row. The average number of Health Department Citations for the state is 10 to 25. While the primary goal of Hill- top's services to residents is to assure their rehabilitation, corn- warming to be recognized for this quality of care by a regula- tory agency. The Health Depart- ment surveyors had many positive comments to say about the inter- action between staff and residents at Hilltop. It takes a special effort on the part of each staff member to have another outstanding survey. Hilltop has been rated as a 5-star facility from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid since the program's inception, because of the efforts of the staff at Hilltop. Community Irll I I hi IIIII Page 3 IMPACT calendars available IMPACT's Eden Valley- Watkins 2012-2013 School Community Calendars are available for pickup at local businesses and city halls. Thanks to all the businesses for your support of the IMPACT calendar! Nancy Theis Benefit to promote organ donation By Jean Doran Matua, editor The loss of a young child is dev- astating. Little Deegan was diag- nosed with a cavernous brain mal- formation shortly before his sec- ond birthday. He was taken in for surgery right away, but there were complications. His parents, Bai- ley Johnson and Josh Pramann, were faced with a heart-wrench- ing decision. Because they chose to donate Deegan's organs, three other young children were saved. Deegan's heart now beats in a 3-year-old, his liver saved a 1-year- old, and a 4-year-old received Deegan's lower intestines (a very rare transplant procedure). Deegan's knee cartilage was har- vested and will be used to help many patients; it can be kept for up to five years to be used when needed. A benefit "Drive for Donors" will be held Sunday, Aug. 18, starting at Pearl Lake Lodge in Marty. Regis- tration starts at 11 a.m., with the drive (bike, hot-rod, or street car) starting at noon. They will return to Pearl Lake Lodge between 2:30 and 3 p.m. for food and entertain- ment. Rockin' Rolliewoods will perform from 2-6 p.m. There also will be a silent auction and meat Deegan Johnson-Pramann died not long before his second birth- day, but his organs saved at least three other young children. File photo. raffle. Proceeds will go to Life Source, an organ placement orga- nization. (Check them out at www. life-source.org.) "Don't think of organ dona- tion as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive. It's really a total stranger keeping a part of you or your loved one alive. Please consider being an organ donor. Look how many people our 22-month-old little Deegan was able to help." The Hilltop Health Care Center staff is seen proudly displaying the fact that they have been rated a 5-star facility. The Center has three years in a row had no citations from the Minnesota Department of Health Annual Compliance Survey. It is the staff providing the excellent care that has made this excellent rating repeatedly. Submitted photo. 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