The Center for Medical Simulation’s Executive Director, Jeff Cooper, was recently awarded the highest honor given by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, it’s Distinguished Service Award, for his lifetime contributions, especially for his efforts in making anesthesiology the leading specialty in patient safety at the ASA. He is the first non-physician to receive this award in its over 60 years. In Jeff’s honor, Dr. Paul Hickey, announced that fund raising for two endowments has been initiated with the aim of supporting continuation of Jeff’s work both at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Center for Medical Simulation. Dr. Hickey also announced a contribution of $100,000 from the Children’s Hospital Anesthesia Foundation as the kick off for the CMS endowment.
Dr. Cooper receiving the Distinguished Service Award at the American Society of Anesthesiologists in San Francisco, October 2013: