Lee Solomon and Steven E. Ross, MD, Head of the Division of Trauma at Cooper University Hospital
Lee Solomon of Haddonfield, NJ, his family, friends and business associates from throughout New Jersey, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, attended a fundraiser at Cooper University Hospital exactly one year after a bike accident almost took his life.
Solomon, a former state superior judge, county and federal prosecutor, county freeholder and state assemblyman, sustained life threatening injuries from a biking injury on September 13, 2009. He was in the Trauma Center for more than three weeks and then returned to Cooper recently for hip replacement surgery. He is back to his demanding career as President of Board of Public Utilities for the state, and spending time with family – thankful for life.
Students from Seneca High School were exposed to what day-to-day life is like at a Level I Trauma Center on Wednesday during a three-hour course that included examples of execution-style gunshot wounds, severe burns and suicide attempts as well as simulated trauma cases. The lesson for students – most trauma injuries are preventable.
The Courier-Post followed the students throughout the day and published a feature on the class as well as the Trauma Center’s numerous community outreach programs. Read the full story
Cooper University Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma team is recognizing National Trauma Awareness month with a public service announcement on distracted driving.
Distracted Driving is one of the leading causes of crashes in the country. The Cooper Trauma team would like to raise awareness of the implications from those who text, read email, talk of the phone or even eat while driving.
On Thursday morning, the CBS Early Show aired a special piece about the Clegg family who lost their son after he suffered severe injuries in a car accident. Their child was a patient at Cooper.
His family worked with the Trauma and Pediatric teams to facilitate their son becoming an organ donor. His heart was transplanted to Stafania Demayo, who recently was able to give birth to twins as a result of her new heart.