Kaitlyn Fitzgerald Named LifeGift Vice President of Organ Operations

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Kaitlyn Fitzgerald Named LifeGift Vice President of Organ Operations

(Houston – May 16, 2023) – LifeGift, the non-profit organ and tissue donation organization serving 109 Texas counties in Southeast, North and West Texas, announces the promotion of Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, BSN, RN, CPTC, to vice president of organ operations.
Fitzgerald leads the planning, development, execution, evaluation and strategic direction of clinical organ operations across LifeGift’s service areas. She is responsible for the implementation of nationally recognized best practices and designs and deploys creative approaches to develop an effective and efficient organ recovery program, quality process management, personnel management, fiscal responsibility and increased organ donation and transplantation.

“Kaitlyn’s extensive experience and proven track record have prepared her for this next level of leadership,” says Kevin Myer, president and CEO of LifeGift. “With our continued growth, we will leverage Kaitlyn’s comprehensive knowledge and enthusiasm to continue to drive performance improvement.”

Fitzgerald has more than 16 years of experience in health care and has worked with LifeGift for more than five years. She attended Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, OK and is a registered nurse with extensive experience in critical care, the cardiac catheterization lab, and liver transplant/hepatology. Fitzgerald began her career in organ donation and transplantation at LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma. She also worked at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, CO. She also is a member of American Society of Transplantation and American Society of Transplant Services and serves on the operations and safety committee of United Network for Organ Sharing.

For more information on LifeGift, visit www.lifegift.org. To register as a lifesaving organ, tissue and eye donor, visit www.donatelifetexas.org.


About LifeGift

LifeGift is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) health services organization. As the organ procurement organization (OPO) for North, Southeast and West Texas, we partner with more than 200 hospitals across 109 counties to save and heal lives. LifeGift is a founding member of Donate Life Texas, the organization that manages the organ, eye and tissue donor registry. Please visit www.LifeGift.org.

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