As many of you may have already learned, our friend and colleague Dr. Kenneth Cohn, CEO of Healthcare Collaboration, sadly passed away last June due to late-stage adenocarcinoma of the lung.
Ken and his close friends and family shared that one of the important discoveries they made on this journey with Ken was the impact and value of palliative and hospice care for the patient, friends and family.
As a result of their shared experience, Ken’s wife, Diane Stowe-Cohn and Office Manager, Linda O’Brien set up a Dana Farber/ Jimmy Fund page in Ken’s honor. Their mutual inspiration came as a result of interest in Dr. Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal, and Diane’s ongoing conversations with Dr. Joshua Lakin, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.
As Ken demonstrated such passion for physician collaboration, they believe they have found a parallel need in the giving community for sponsoring work that facilitates improving important dialogue between physicians, patients, and their families about serious illness.
For more information on the program, please visit Ken’s giving page here.
Please consider Ken’s fund on a personal and professional level for annual giving and/or sharing this post or Ken’s Giving Page amoung your friends and colleagues.
In the end Ken thanked his friends and colleagues for sharing his life’s passion; that is, working with physicians and hospital leaders to facilitate collaboration. Diane and Linda thank you, too, for helping extend this message to their ever-growing community of supporters.