Steven Jacoby, M.D., a pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist on staff at The Valley Hospital, has been selected as the recipient of the Physician Champion 2009 award by the New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network. Jacoby, a resident of Glen Rock, was selected for this award as a result of his efforts to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.
In a letter to Jacoby announcing his selection for the award, Joseph Roth, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network noted that, "We are deeply grateful for your advocacy of donation with your professional colleagues, your collaboration in the donation process and the care you provide our donors and their families. Your compassion and expertise have touched the lives of not only the patients and families in your care, but also the lives of the recipients who received their precious gifts."
Jacoby will be honored by the New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network (NJ Sharing Network) at the organization’s 6th Annual Circle of Life Celebration on April 23 at Somerset Park in Somerset.