Patient Guidance Regarding Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections Associated With Heater-Cooler Devices

Cooper University Health Care is notifying patients who have had open-heart surgery about a potential infection risk related to this surgery.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating reports that a device used to heat and cool the blood during surgery has been linked to a rare bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera, a type of bacteria known as nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM).   Read more.

Cooper Receives Award From NJ Sharing Network for Organ Transplant Awareness Efforts

Cooper Receives Award From NJ Sharing Network for Organ Transplant Awareness Efforts

Shannon Abbott, BSN, RN, of NJ Sharing Network (center with certificate), presents the recognition certificate to Cooper team members (left to right) Lori Lodge; Antoinette Spevetz, MD; Jackie Ficerai-Tedeschi; Stacey Stamen; Diane Floyd; Joseph Sweeney; Trish Shucoski; and Janette McFetridge.

Cooper University Health Care was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for raising organ and tissue donation awareness in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Read more.

Cooper Honors PCU Nurse with DAISY Award

(Camden, NJ)  — Cooper University Health Care recently recognized Caitlin Oshea, RN, of Garnet Valley, Delaware County, Pennsylvania with the DAISY Award for providing exceptional nursing care.

Caitlin, a nurse on Cooper’s Progressive Care Unit, was nominated by the wife of a patient who described her as very caring, empathetic, and supportive. “Caitlin showed extraordinary compassion,” the patient’s wife said. “I felt good knowing she was taking care of him, she went above and beyond to give him his dignity back.”

The DAISY Award, established by The DAISY Foundation, is an international program that celebrates the extraordinary care given by nurses every day. Read more.

Sicklerville Urgent Care to Transition to Surgical Specialties Practice

For two years, Cooper Urgent Care in Sicklerville has been providing emergent health care for the surrounding community.

We are pleased to announce that the Sicklerville Urgent Care location will be transitioning to a Surgical Specialties practice in February 2017 and is closing as an Urgent Care Center at the end of the business day on Friday, December 30, 2016.

Cooper Urgent Care Centers in Cherry Hill and Audubon continue to provide excellent service and a new center is scheduled to open in 2017 at 20 South Black Horse Pike in Runnemede. Read more.

Santa Claus Has a New Sleigh, Will Arrive Via Helicopter To Visit Sick Children at Cooper University Health Care

Santa Claus will arrive via helicopter to visit pediatric patients and distribute gifts in a pre-Christmas visit to Cooper University Health Care in Camden. While the reindeer rest up for their big night on Christmas Eve, the pilots and staff of the hospital’s air medical transport helicopter, Cooper 1, will give Santa a lift as he stops by to visit hospitalized children.

Children’s Book Author Reads to Pediatric Patients at Cooper

Lori Samlin Miller

Lori Samlin Miller, author of “Stay Where I Can See You,” reading her book to pediatric patients and their families at Children’s Regional Hospital.

(Camden, NJ) — Pediatric patients at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper enjoyed a special story time on November 22, 2016. Local author Lori Samlin Miller read from her recently published children’s book, Stay Where I Can See You. Read more.

Cooper Doctor First to Perform Innovative Treatment for Compression Fracture in the Back

Cooper University Health Care recently became the first hospital in South Jersey to perform a new minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). The Kiva® VCF Treatment System, the first new approach to the treatment of VCFs in more than a decade, significantly reduces pain and helps restores function to patients.

You’re Invited to Cooper’s Annual Public Meeting

roberts pavilion

Cooper University Hospital

Cooper is an engaged corporate health partner. We are proud to share our accomplishments with the community. Join us for a presentation and learn first-hand about Cooper’s commitment to South Jersey.

Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location:
Cooper University Hospital
Roberts Pavilion, Room P1014
One Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ Read more.