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Leonard Abramson

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Leonard Abramson

Born1932 (age 87-88)
EducationPhiladelphia College of Pharmacy and Science
Occupationbusinessman philanthropist
Known forfounder and CEO of US Healthcare
Spouse(s)Madlyn Abramson

We regret to share sad news of passing of Madlyn Abramson, one of most admired champions of public causes-especially cancer care and Research-in Philadelphia area. She died on 15 2020. Madlyn was quintessential philanthropist. Much of her generosity, and that of her husband, Leonard Abramson, founder and former chief executive of US Healthcare, health management organization, was directed to University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine, and they were benefactors to many other institutions in region and beyond. Together with her husband, Madlyn give more than 140 million what, with their visionary support, grow to become Abramson Cancer Center and propel Penn to national eminence in cancer care, clinical trials, and cancer immunotherapy. Always leading way in support of patients, Abramsons were first to step up at onset of current global health crisis, contributing 1 million in support of COVID-19 related Research performed at Abramson Cancer Center. Reputation we enjoy today as one of nation's preeminent Cancer Centers, has been built on strong foundation that Madlyn laid, said Robert Vonderheide, MD, DPhil, director of Abramson Cancer Center. Exciting progress weve made in pursuit of curing Cancer unites US every day to do more for our patients here in Abramson Cancer Center and across world, and we have Madlyn, together with her husband Leonard, to thank for vision that set US on this path. Never could I been more proud that Abramson Cancer Center bear name of Madlyn, who has done much to bring healing, compassion, and hope to people facing Cancer. Her philanthropy has simply been transformational in care of patients with cancer. We will all miss her dearly, share John H. Glick, MD, former of Abramson Cancer Center from 1985-2006. In December 1997, Abramson Family Foundation made gift of 100 million to Universitys Cancer Center, establishing Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute. It was largest single contribution for Research to federally designated comprehensive Cancer Center. At time, it was also second-largest gift ever made to Penn. Abramson 100 Million Gift Was Widely Covered By Press. Funds would not be used for bricks and mortar, but to attract top scientists in field and free them to do research full time. As Madlyn said at event announcing gift, Leonard and I are committed to supporting ground-breaking research that has potential to reduce or eliminate physical and psychological impact of cancer on patients and their families. Her public commitment would prove prescient: Among first recruits made possible by their gift was Carl June, MD, immunotherapy pioneer responsible for development of what become first personalized cellular therapy for Cancer. At celebration event attended by hundreds of faculty and staff to celebrate Food and Drug Administrations historic approval of therapy in August 2017, Madlyn and Leonard stand by proudly with Dr.

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Early life and career

I was born in Pennsylvania, and raised in Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of Philadelphia. Abramson attends College of Pharmacy and Science, driving taxi for cash to cover his expenses. After graduating, he worked as salesman for pharmaceutical company Parke-Davis. He then worked as retail pharmacist for six years and then took job with RH Medical Inc., Small hospital-management company then headquarter in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania where he served as vice president for corporate development. Relying upon federal funding available through HMO act of 1973, and employer's obligation to offer HMO to employees, he left RH Medical and, with aid of 3 million in federal loans, he found non-profit HMO, HMO of Pennsylvania. In 1981, he abandoned company's nonprofit status and in 1983, he take parent company, renamed US Healthcare Inc., Public. Abramson head US Healthcare from 1975 1996, when he sold it to Aetna for 8. 3 billion. He then served on Aetna's board of directors from to 2000. In 1990, Abramson published book, Healing Our Health Care System, attacking what he perceived to be problems of American Health Care System, which he called nothing less than national disgrace.

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Personal life

We note that, after December death, his Estate was probate New York. From what can discern, Abramson Center sought accounting in probate action, but ultimately received no funds from Estate, presumably because Estate had less than 30 000. 00, exclusive of jointly-hold property or assets payable to beneficiary. In December of 2014, New York Surrogate Court Judge approved final account of Estate, and Personal Representatives. Personal Representatives attached to their answer copy of request for Interrogatories. That document IS date November 16 2012, which was BEFORE arbitration hearing in underlying case was conducted on December 13 2012. See Answers to Interrogatories, / 27 / 2014, at 7. However, in its July 2013 Motion to Abramson Center sought Answers to Interrogatories in Aid of Execution of arbitration judgment, which IT aver IT had served on Personal Representatives on June 3 2013. See Motion to Compel Answers to Interrogatories in Aid Execution, 7 / 29 / 2013, at 2. Accordingly, it IS unclear from record whether Personal Representatives file Answers to correct Interrogatories. Furthermore, during August 4 2016, Sanctions hearing, counsel for Abramson Center State purported Answers Personal Representatives provided were anything full and complete responses. NT, 8 / at 18. Rather, counsel explained that, in response to its request for information regarding specific bank accounts, Personal Representatives responded that Abramson Center should ask Rabbi, decease Rabbi and keep filing over and over again threepage documents which are not responsive. Id. At 1819. Abramson Center IT never receives specific information IT request. See id. On August 30 2016, Abramson Center filed praecipe in Trial Court seeking to strike notice of appeal because IT was not filed by licensed Pennsylvania attorney in contravention of Judge Smyth's November 10, 2015, Order. Trial Court Took No Action On Praecipe And Abramson Center Has Not Filed Brief On This Appeal. Moreover, we note Trial Court does not direct Personal Representatives to file concise statement of matters complain of on appeal pursuant to PA. Rap 1925. Indeed, when Mitchell testified during Sanctions hearing that he never even get phone call regarding any of interrogatory answers he submit, rather than dispute this claim, Abramson Center's counsel asked Mitchell: Can you cite Rule that require attorney to make phone calls BEFORE filing Motion? NT, 8 / at 53. Mitchell was unable to recall specific at that time.

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