Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) to Hold Ribbon Cutting and Open House for its Brian A. Broznick Pavilion on September 12

WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education

WHAT: Built for Life: A Ribbon Cutting and Open House at the Brian A. Broznick Pavilion

WHEN: Thursday, September 12, 2013 – 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

  • 6:00-6:30: Cocktail Reception
  • 6:30-6:45: Remarks
  • 6:45: Ribbon Cutting* and Hors d’ Oeuvres
  • *Tours to take place after the Ribbon Cutting

WHERE: CORE’s Pittsburgh headquarters (204 Sigma Drive, RIDC Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15238)

DETAILS: The Brian A. Broznick Pavilion enables CORE to provide improved care and support to donors, donor families and hospital partners throughout the donation process. The facility includes two fully functional operating rooms so that CORE can now recover organs and tissues on site rather than impacting the operating room or ICU schedules in local hospitals, which will increase efficiency. The Broznick Pavilion also has an expanded donor referral center. The 25,000-square-foot facility is named for CORE’s previous CEO, Brian A. Broznick, a committed leader whose guidance enabled CORE and its transplant hospitals to provide more than 300,000 patients with organ and tissue transplants. The new facility is a constant reminder of CORE’s dedication to serving the needs of donor families and improving the lives of transplant patients.

PHOTOS & INTERVIEWS: Ribbon Cutting; Tour of Brian A. Broznick Pavilion; Interview with Susan Stuart, president and CEO of CORE.

EDITORS/REPORTERS: To RSVP your attendance, please contact Elizabeth Bacheson at 412-642-7700 or

About CORE
The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of 58 federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the United States. CORE works closely with donor families and designated health care professionals to coordinate the surgical recovery of organs, tissues and corneas for transplantation. CORE also facilitates the computerized matching of donated organs and placement of corneas. With headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Charleston, West Virginia, CORE oversees a region that encompasses 155 hospitals and almost six million people throughout western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Chemung County, NY. For more information, visit or call 1-800-DONORS-7.

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