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Main Line Health’s Dr. Peter Kowey receives AHA’s Cooper Award

Main Line Health February 18, 2015 News Releases

Dr. Kowey (right) receives the Edward S. Cooper,
MD award from Peter DiBattiste, MD, VP,
Janssen Research and Development
and sponsor of the Heart Ball.

Peter Kowey, MD, system chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Main Line Health, received the Edward S. Cooper, MD Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). The award was presented to Dr. Kowey at the AHA annual Heart Ball on February 7. The Heart Ball honors outstanding individuals and celebrated the year-long efforts to raise lifesaving dollars for cardiovascular research and education in our region.

The Edward S. Cooper, named after the world renowned physician and pioneer in hypertension and stroke and the first African American to serve as the AHA’s national president, is presented to a physician whose many outstanding contributions exemplify the best of humankind.

“It is an honor to have been recognized by the AHA and my colleagues in the field of cardiovascular medicine,” said Dr. Kowey. “I accept this award on behalf of all of my colleagues at the Lankenau Heart Institute who focus on research, education and clinical activities to improve heart health for thousands of patients in our community.”

Dr. Kowey was cited for outstanding leadership and heartfelt dedication to the community which represent the pinnacle of professional and medical excellence. In the spirit of Dr. Kowey’s exemplary work in promoting quality cardiac care and advancing cardiac treatment and education, he was congratulated and honored at the event.

The Lankenau Heart Institute is Main Line Health System’s premier, comprehensive cardiovascular medicine and surgery program. The Lankenau Heart Institute brings together the clinical expertise of all four Main Line Health acute care hospitals and community cardiology practices to ensure that patients receive a level of quality, service and experience that is unprecedented in the region. Through the coordination of services, system wide, the Lankenau Heart Institute delivers preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative cardiovascular services at each of our locations including Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.


Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
Office: 484.580.1025
Cell: 484.222.9154