Kaitlyn Fitzgerald Named LifeGift Vice President of Organ OperationsMay 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.