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Transplant Network Appoints Cynthia Siljestrom CEO
Date:3/12/2008

Organ Recovery Agency Taps Local East Bay Healthcare Executive

OAKLAND, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Transplant Donor Network (Transplant Network), selected Cynthia D. Siljestrom to lead one of the nation's largest non-profit organ recovery organizations. Ms. Siljestrom, who has been serving as CEO of East Bay Integrated Care and executive vice president of the Hospice Foundation of the East Bay in Pleasant Hill, Calif., begins her new position on April 14, 2008.

"After a national search, that took nearly a year, the search committee selected Ms. Siljestrom as the next CEO based upon her unique combination of skills, including her significant accomplishments in her prior management role," stated Morris Flaum, M.D., chairman of the board of directors of the Transplant Network. "Her unique set of qualifications, and her knowledge of the Bay Area, further enhance her ability to work well with our organization. We welcome Ms. Siljestrom with the knowledge that she will carry the organization into a new period of growth."

The Transplant Network is the link between organ donors in hospitals and patients waiting for transplants. In the past 12 months, the Network has saved hundreds of lives with 293 donors giving 1,061 organs, for a ratio of 3.62, one of the highest in the country. The organization's conversion rates, which indicate the ratio of consent among eligible donors, now exceed 70%, up from the previous two years.

A native of Connecticut, Ms. Siljestrom began her career as a laboratory scientist before becoming a laboratory manager at the Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley, Calif. She rose to executive director of oncology services there and as director of development in hospice services for the Alta Bates Medical Center Foundation. Those responsibilities provided the foundation for her work at East Bay Integrated Care and the Foundation, which employs 250 and 39 people, respectively. Ms. Siljestrom took the organizations successfully through a decade of growth and development.

"I was looking for a mission-driven organization," she commented upon accepting the new leadership position. "I see the Transplant Network as a special organization, where I could be the custodian of a special mission and a special group of people. How often do you get that opportunity?"

Ms. Siljestrom replaces Phyllis Weber, one of the organization's founders, who retired last year after 40 years in the donation field. Eugene Osborne, who has served as interim CEO, will return to his position as chief operating officer.

Ms. Siljestrom is known nationally as a speaker in end-of-life care issues. She is a member of the board of trustees of the California Hospice Foundation and a former past president of the board of the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association. She is also a founding director of the board of the George Mark Children's Foundation in the East Bay.

Ms. Siljestrom is a resident of Walnut Creek, Calif. and the mother of a daughter and two sons, all of whom live in the Bay Area.

About the California Transplant Donor Network

The California Transplant Donor Network saves and improves lives by facilitating organ and tissue donation for transplantation. The Transplant Network helps 160 hospitals in 40 Northern and Central California and Northern Nevada counties offer the option of organ and tissue donation to families whose loved ones have died, coordinates deceased organ recovery and placement, and provides public education with the hope that every resident will become a donor. The Transplant Network is federally designated as the region's organ recovery organization. For more information, visit ctdn.org or call (888) 570-9400.


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