Cooper Foundation Announces 2017 Cancer Research Grant Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Cooper Foundation‘s 2017 Cancer Research Grants:

Andres Ferber, MD Hematologic Malignancy Research, funded by the DiFlorio family, to Kamyar Nader, MD, “Malignant Hematology Database at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper”. Dr. Nadar will construct a database of malignant hematological conditions, such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma, non Hodgkin’s lymphomas, multiple myeloma, leukemia, myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative disorders. Read more.

The Surgical Group of South Jersey Joins Cooper University Health Care

In a move that will expand surgical services, the 12-member Surgical Group of South Jersey recently joined Cooper University Health Care.

“The Surgical Services Institute at Cooper has grown to become one of the largest surgical programs in the region,” said Adrienne Kirby, FACHE, president and CEO of Cooper University Health Care. “We welcome the Surgical Group of South Jersey to our growing team of surgical experts dedicated to providing the highest quality surgical care and an exceptional health care experience for our patients and their families.”

Since 2012, Cooper’s Surgical Services Institute, which offers specialties in trauma, vascular, breast, urological, bariatric, orthopaedic, ENT, and general surgery, among others, has experienced significant growth. Read more.

Results of CDC funded Breastfeeding Initiative Featured in Prestigious Pediatrics Journal

–80% of Participating Hospitals Achieve Baby-Friendly Status—

— Cooper Physician Served as National Faculty Chair for Initiative–

A report on the highly successful National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)-led Best Fed Beginnings initiative is featured in the June online edition of the prestigious Pediatrics journal. The piece—Best Fed Beginnings: A Nationwide Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Breastfeeding—features insights and analysis on the initiative’s major achievements, including driving 80 percent of participating hospitals to achieve “Baby-Friendly” status. Read more.

Cooper Honors Nurse With DAISY Award

Daisy Award winner Meghann Thornton, RN.

Daisy Award winner Meghann Thornton, RN.

Cooper University Health Care recently recognized Meghann Thornton, RN, of Medford Lakes  with the DAISY Award for providing exceptional nursing care. Meghann works as a nurse in Cooper’s Progressive Care Unit.

The DAISY Award, established by The DAISY Foundation, is an international program that celebrates the extraordinary care given by nurses every day. It is presented in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Read more.