Cooper University Health Care Announces, After Extensive Due Diligence, It Will Not Acquire Lourdes Health System and St. Francis Medical Center

Cooper University Health Care announced today that it will no longer pursue the acquisition of Trinity Health’s New Jersey assets, including Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington, and St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton. Cooper signed a Letter of Intent on August 31, 2017, to acquire Trinity Health’s New Jersey hospitals.

Since the Letter of Intent was executed, Cooper University Health Care has undertaken substantial and exhaustive due diligence with respect to the proposed transaction that included a comprehensive review of compliance, legal, regulatory, and operational issues.  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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First Responders Invited to Free Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program

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Cooper University Health Care’s Helping Our Heroes program invites all area first responders (police, fire, emergency medical services personnel) to a free cancer and cardiovascular disease awareness and prevention program on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Winslow Township Fire Department, 9 Cedar Brook Road, Sicklerville, NJ. Read more.

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 Board Chairman George E. Norcross, III Announces New Collaboration Providing Camden Youth with Free Medical Coding Education and Promise of Employment at Cooper

George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of Cooper University Health Care, joined elected officials, representatives of Camden County College, Hopeworks ‘N Camden, and leaders of local agencies to announce the Cooper Health Careers Initiative (CHCI), a new education and job training program leading to employment, offered free of cost to eligible Camden residents.

“The Cooper Health Careers Initiative is another example of the commitment we all share to ensure that the people of Camden benefit from the revitalization of our city,” said Mr. 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 University Health Care receives national recognition for meritorious outcomes in surgical care from The American College of Surgeons

Cooper University Health Care is one of 66 hospitals nationally recognized by The American College of Surgeons 2017 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.  As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Cooper is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements. Read more.