Behind the Stethoscope: Anthony Dragun, MD

Behind the Stethoscope is a new series from the team at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, introducing you to the men and women at your side in your fight against cancer.

Anthony Dragun, MD

Anthony Dragun, MD

Anthony Dragun, MD
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

What was your first job? 

At 16, I was a caddy at Torresdale-Frankford Country Club in Northeast Philadelphia. Read more.

Cooper Trauma Nurse Earns Pat Tillman Foundation Award to Support Studies at Rutgers–Camden Nursing School

Cooper trauma nurse Laura Tolver, RN

Laura Tolver, RN

Cooper trauma nurse Laura Tolver, RN, of Edgewater Park, has been named a Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation. A student currently enrolled in the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program at Rutgers University–Camden, she is one of only five nursing students nationwide, and only 61 students overall, to earn this highly competitive scholarship this year. Read more.

Pediatricians Join Staff at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper

Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care recently appointed David G. Bruner, MD, FAAP, and Jillian Gormley, DO, to the staff.

David Bruner, MD, FAAP

David Bruner, MD, FAAP

Previously, Dr. Bruner was a general pediatrician at AdvoCare Laurel Pediatrics, Sewell, NJ. Dr. Bruner completed his residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children where he was awarded the Robert Baird award for excellence in teaching, a spirit of inquiry, and compassion for patients and their families. Read more.

Cooper Congratulates MD Anderson Cancer Center on #1 Cancer Hospital Ranking

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is once again ranked the nation’s top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” survey. Since the survey began in 1990, MD Anderson has been named one of the top two cancer hospitals, and it has ranked first 13 times in the last 16 years.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, which partnered with the world-renown institution in October 2013, is one of seven clinically integrated partner institutions in the United States. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Named Most Wired 2017

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner With Patients on Health

For the sixth time, Cooper University Health Care has been named one of the nation’s most wired hospitals by the annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey developed by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. According to the survey, now in its 19th year, the hospitals listed are those who make it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety, and patient-provider relationships. Read more.

Cooper Honors Haddonfield Nurse with DAISY Award

July 2017 Daisy Award winner Diane Werner, RN

July 2017 Daisy Award winner Diane Werner, RN

Cooper University Health Care recently recognized Diane Werner, RN, of Haddonfield, NJ, with The DAISY Award for providing exceptional nursing care. Diane works as a nurse in Cooper’s Post Anesthesia Care Unit and was nominated by the family of a recent patient.  She was cited for her professional care, compassion and advocacy on behalf of the patient following several recent surgeries. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care becomes third health system in the nation to offer whole-blood transfusions for massively bleeding trauma patients

Studies show whole-blood transfusion offers greater benefits for treating hemorrhagic shock

Cooper University Health Care, South Jersey’s only Level I Trauma Center, is the third academic tertiary care health system in the United States to offer whole blood transfusions for trauma patients who present with massive bleeding and hemorrhagic shock. Trauma centers are the only hospitals to offer whole blood transfusions. Read more.

Cooper CEO: Navigating Healthcare

Cooper President and CEO Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, is pictured third from left with health care leaders from the South Jersey region.

Cooper President and CEO Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, joined other South Jersey hospital CEOs for a panel discussion on “Navigating Healthcare” during South Jersey’s Healthcare Forum on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Rowan University.

Over 250 business and health care leaders from around the region met to share insights on health care issues and economics impacting their hospitals and patients. Read more.

Cooper Foundation Receives $2.2 Million Donation to Fund Cell Research

The Cooper Foundation has received a gift of $2.2 million to fund specialized research at Cooper University Health Care to explore the role of a unique line of cells in certain cancers, wound healing, and vision. The donation will also facilitate expansion of basic science research at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Members of the research team at Cooper (l to r): Igor Kuzin, MD, PhD, research scientist; Zeus Antonello, PhD, research scientist; Richard D. Lackman, MD, director, Orthopaedic Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper; and Spencer Brown, PhD, research director, Surgery Department.

Members of the research team at Cooper (l to r): Igor Kuzin, MD, PhD, research scientist; Zeus Antonello, PhD, research scientist; Richard D.

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