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Hospitals Dedicate Rose for Organ Donors

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Every year the organization Donate Life, which supports tissue, organ, and eye donations, has a float in the Rose Parade. Part of the float is a section of roses with vials that carry special messages from individuals and organizations dedicated to those who have donated organs.

This year hospital CEOs from across the nation were invited to have a rose with such a message for the 2014 Rose Parade Float. Today the CEOs form Billings Clinic and St. Vincent Healthcare together dedicated such a rose.

"We work together surprisingly often on a number of things, and maybe that's not totally appreciated," says Billings Clinic CEO Nick Wolter. St. Vincent CEO Jason Barker says, "Bringing attention to the importance of organ donation and the impact that that can have on the lives of others is really a great thing for the Billings Clinic and St. Vincent Healthcare to collaborate on."

The two gentlemen hand wrote messages on the vial. It's hoped these dedications will encourage more people to become organ and tissue donors.

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