Cooper University Health Care and Deborah Heart and Lung Center announced today that the two health systems have joined forces to launch HeroCare Connect, a new service to provide convenient and expedited access to quality specialty health care for local active duty military, retirees, veterans, and their families. Military patients who are referred for specialty care will be able to see a specialist within 24 to 48 hours. Read more.
Congratulations to Robin Wilson-Smith, DO, FACOG, FACOOG, Attending Physician in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper on having recently performed her 500th surgery using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery System. Dr. Wilson-Smith is currently the #1 ranked robotic surgeon among gynecologic surgeons in the Central/Southern New Jersey area.
The da Vinci® Surgical System allows surgeons to operate through just a few small incisions. Read more.
Procedure presents new option for patients with complex anatomy
For patients who need a new aortic valve but who are poor candidates for either surgery or transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) through femoral-artery access, the Cooper Heart Institute now offers a new approach called transcaval TAVR. Read more.
Lourdes Alanis, MD, MPH, a third-year medical resident at Cooper University Health Care, won the SIR Case Competition during the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2017 Conference held in Washington, D.C., in March.
Dr. Alanis’ case presentation, titled “Aortocoronary Saphenous Vein Graft Pseudoaneurysm Presenting as an Anterior Mediastinal Mass,” was selected as the winner among the 70 cases submitted nationally. Read more.
Leaders sign pledge for national “80% x 2018” colorectal cancer screening campaign.
With a swipe of a pen, South Jersey community leaders made history today as they announced their commitment to implement changes within their individual organizations that will increase colorectal cancer screening in Camden and surrounding areas. Read more.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
As more Americans are getting behind the wheel, there has also been a sharp increase in the number of fatal accidents on the road. The National Safety Council (NSC) this week released a new report indicating that the number of fatalities due to crashes is up six percent in 2016 from the previous year. (Click here to read report.)
According to the National Safety Council, the nation lost 40,200 people in traffic crashes in 2016, the first time the annual fatality total has exceeded 40,000 since 2007. Read more.
Charlotte Olson decided before Christmas 2016 that she would like to do some kind of service project to help others. Inspired by the national Reach Out and Read program, Charlotte decided to collect books and donate them for hospitalized children at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care. Charlotte’s goal was to collect 1,000 books. She started by telling friends and neighbors and placed a large box on her family’s front porch. Read more.
The Trauma Center at Cooper University Health Care recently purchased $10,000 worth of tourniquets which will be distributed to all officers in the Camden County Police Department in conjunction with specialized bleeding control training they received from Cooper’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team.