Cooper University Health Care is proud to announce that it has received 2018 Star Performer recognition from the American Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Own the Bone® program. Cooper is one of approximately 230 health care institutions nationwide that have joined Own the Bone and taken initiatives to ensure their osteoporotic fracture patients receive the highest level of treatment and care.
Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III Kicks Off Fund with $5,000 Donation
The Cooper Foundation, George E. Norcross III, and Cooper University Health Care, which operates MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, have established a relief fund to provide support to employees of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston following the hurricane that struck this week. Read more.
The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper is offering a new integrative medicine program.
“The Cooper Integrative Medicine Program for Women is committed to serving and healing the whole person by addressing the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences that affect a woman’s health,” according to David M. Nocchi, MD, who will lead the program along with Meena R. Read more.
Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care recently appointed David G. Bruner, MD, FAAP, and Jillian Gormley, DO, to the staff.
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 University Health Care has received reverification as a Level I Trauma Center and a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Cooper, one of only three state-designated Level I trauma centers, is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year, and has been serving South Jersey as the state-designated Level I trauma center for 35 years. Read more.
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.
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.
–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.
First in South Jersey/ One of Only Seven in New Jersey to Achieve Gold Seal of Approval
Cooper University Health Care announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent hospitals with the highest level of stroke care and are symbols of quality from their respective organizations. Read more.
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.