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.
Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross, III and family will donate private transportation costs
Cooper University Health Care is working with federal government agencies and has offered to send a team of physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals as well as needed supplies to help the people of Puerto Rico, who have been devastated by Hurricane Maria. George E. Norcross, III Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooper, and his family have offered to underwrite the estimated $100,000 cost of transportation to Puerto Rico for the Cooper medical support team and supplies. Read more.
The Freeholder Board, local law enforcement and healthcare providers announced a new effort to increase public use and visibility of prescription drug drop boxes to combat the opioid crisis. The Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force made it a point to install standard drop boxes located in police departments throughout the county in 2015. Now, new, mobile drop boxes located in county vehicles will begin to be deployed to events throughout the county this year. 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.
Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper are teaming up to turn the Benjamin Franklin Bridge teal in September for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
“The DRPA recognizes the outstanding work that MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is doing regarding cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment,” said John T. Read more.
Donations of blankets and messages of hope are part of ‘Subaru Loves to Care’ initiative
What: Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) are working together to provide much needed support and “warmth” to cancer patients and their families in communities across the country as part of the Subaru Loves to Care initiative.
Executives from Subaru of America’s corporate headquarters and LLS will deliver those messages and 100 specially made blankets to inpatients at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Read more.
Acquisition Will Bring Together Resources of Cooper University Health Care, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University with Trinity Health’s Acute-Care Hospitals and Nationally Recognized Cardiac Program
George E. Norcross III, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooper University Health Care, today announced that Cooper has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire Trinity Health’s New Jersey facilities, which include Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, and St. Read more.
Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III Kicks Off Fund with $5,000 Donation
The Cooper Foundation, George E. Norcross III, and Cooper University Health Care, which operates MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, have established a relief fund to provide support to employees of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston following the hurricane that struck this week. Read more.
The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper is offering a new integrative medicine program.
“The Cooper Integrative Medicine Program for Women is committed to serving and healing the whole person by addressing the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences that affect a woman’s health,” according to David M. Nocchi, MD, who will lead the program along with Meena R. Read more.