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.
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.
On March 22, 2017, representatives of the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper visited St. Anthony of Padua School in Camden to accept a gift of handmade “heart hug” pillows to be given to hospitalized children.
The “Heart Hug” pillow project was initiated by Linda Burns, an art teacher at St. Read more.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The good news is that in the last decade there has been unprecedented progress in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death rates in the U.S. in both men and women annually. These improvements are the result of cancer prevention and early diagnosis through screening and better treatment modalities.
Dr. Green, who received her medical degree from UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Cooper University Hospital, Camden. 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.
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.
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $37,000 one-year grant to MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper’s Camden County Cancer Screening Project (CCCSP) to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. It is the tenth year that the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women to support its work on this important health issue, and in recognition of the program’s excellence. Read more.