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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, staff from Cooper University Health Care delivered 350 blankets and pillows for volunteers who are in Puerto Rico to assist with emergency management and aid in rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. This effort was part of a collaboration of New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s affiliated unions in construction, transportation, and healthcare.
The Cooper Foundation Puerto Rico Fund has been established to collect donations to support the people of Puerto Rico, who have suffered devastating losses after being hit by Hurricane Maria. Read more.
On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Lenora Martin was recognized by Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, FACS, Medical Director of Pediatric Trauma, and Stacey Staman, RN, MSN, Trauma Program Coordinator of Pediatrics at Cooper, for going above and beyond her role as a transporter at Cooper in service to a pediatric trauma patient and their family.
“One of our pediatric trauma patients was leaving the hospital with his parents after being discharged. Read more.
Cooper Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has been responding to 911 calls for medical assistance and injury in Camden, New Jersey, since 2016. The EMTs and Paramedics, through their own innate urge to help and fulfill the Cooper University Health Care mission statement, began participating in the efforts of groups such as The Cooper Foundation to help provide meals, coats, school backpacks, and other essential items for the most needy residents. Read more.
In February 2017, 13-year-old Charlotte Olson donated more than 1,300 books to Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper’s outpatient office in Voorhees for the Reach Out and Read program at Cooper. On September 7, Charlotte made a return visit to the office with a donation of several hundred more books towards her goal of collecting an additional 2,000 for the program. Read more.
In early September, a surgical team at Cooper University Health Care, led by Joseph V. Lombardi, MD, FACS, head of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and director of the Cooper Aortic Center, became the first in New Jersey to perform a new minimally-invasive treatment for complicated arch aortic aneurysms.
Cooper is one of only a handful of hospitals in the region—and fewer than 40 nationwide—participating in a pivotal study of the GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis (TBE). Read more.
Cooper EMS supervisor, Dave Taylor, left for Texas on Tuesday August 29 as part of the Pennsylvania Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), part of the National Disaster Medical System. Dave’s DMAT team is composed of physicians, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and pharmacists and is a self-contained mobile hospital, tasked with providing medical care to hurricane survivors. They are current operating in the Houston/Beaumont area providing disaster relief. Read more.