ACL Injuries: A New Solution to an Old Problem?

With reports of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz’ season-ending ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear, there is renewed focus on this type of sports injury. Unfortunately, this type of injury is common in athletes and non-athletes alike.

First, it is important to understand what the ACL is and how it functions. The ACL is a band of tissue within the knee joint that functions to stabilize the knee during certain activities. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Honors Employees, Physicians for their Military Service

Left to right: Cooper CEO and President Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE; John Chovanes, DO, FACS, LTC, USAR, Director of Section of Military, Field and Diplomatic Affairs, Center for Trauma Services, Department of Surgery; Louis S. Bezich, MPP, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances; and Rory E. Tippit, MD, PA-C, Major, NJARNG, Physician Assistant, Director of Clinical Training of Section of Military, Field and Diplomatic Affairs 
Center for Trauma Services, Department of Surgery  at Cooper.

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2017 Quality and Patient Safety Award Winners

In honor of 2017 Healthcare Quality Week in late October, Cooper University Health Care sponsored the third annual Quality and Patient Safety Awards to recognize the numerous innovative efforts geared toward improving care and creating a safe environment for patients and staff. The winners were selected by a committee of Cooper employees who evaluated the programs on a number of metrics, including high-quality clinical outcomes achieved, improved patient safety, sustainability, and measurable results. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Named “NJ Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite”

At the award presentation recognizing Cooper University Health Care as a “NJ Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite are:  (l-r)  Dawn Caufield, Unit Secretary, Cooper Mother Infant Unit; Deborah Schoch, PhD, RNC, IBCLC, CCE, CPST, Cooper Lactation Consultant; Judy Schneider, IBCLC, of the NJ Breastfeeding Coalition; Lisa DiBattista, RN, Cooper Mother Indant Unit;  and Deborah Schoy, RN, Clinical Director, Cooper Mother Infant Unit.

At the award presentation recognizing Cooper University Health Care as a “NJ Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksite are: (l-r) Dawn Caufield, Unit Secretary, Cooper Mother-Infant Unit; Deborah Schoch, PhD, RNC, IBCLC, CCE, CPST, Cooper Lactation Consultant; Judy Schneider, IBCLC, NJ Breastfeeding Coalition; Lisa DiBattista, RN, Cooper Mother-Infant Unit;  and Deborah Schoy, RN, Clinical Director, Cooper Mother-Infant Unit.

In an effort to commend, celebrate and increase the number of NJ worksites that support breastfeeding employees, the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition (NJBC) selected  Cooper University Health Care  as a “NJ Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite. Read more.

Cooper President and CEO Adrienne Kirby Recognized by Garden State Council Boy Scouts of America

Congratulations to Cooper President and CEO Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, who was honored by the Garden State Council Boy Scouts of America in the South Jersey Area with the Camden County Woman of Achievement Award on Wednesday, October 12, 2017. This event recognized the outstanding women of South Jersey in each county.

Dr. Kirby, at the podium, was introduced by William G. Smith, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Cooper (right).

Dr. Kirby, at the podium, was introduced by William G.

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Cooper Nurse Joins Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

Harriet Itoka, HPAE Local 5185 at CarePoint HealthBayonne Medical Center and Joan Davis, HPAE Local 5118 at Cooper University Health Care ready to join their union sisters and brothers headed to Puerto Rico.

Harriet Itoka, HPAE Local 5185 at CarePoint Health Bayonne Medical Center and Joan Davis, HPAE Local 5118 at Cooper University Health Care, ready to join their union sisters and brothers headed to Puerto Rico. Photo credit and caption: Health Professionals & Allied Employees via Facebook.

When Cooper University Health Care nurse Joan Davis, RN, saw a request for volunteers to help in disaster relief in Puerto Rico, she knew in her heart she had to answer the call.  Read more.