Cooper trauma nurse Laura Tolver, RN, of Edgewater Park, has been named a Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation. A student currently enrolled in the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program at Rutgers University–Camden, she is one of only five nursing students nationwide, and only 61 students overall, to earn this highly competitive scholarship this year. Read more.
Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care recently appointed David G. Bruner, MD, FAAP, and Jillian Gormley, DO, to the staff.
Previously, Dr. Bruner was a general pediatrician at AdvoCare Laurel Pediatrics, Sewell, NJ. Dr. Bruner completed his residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children where he was awarded the Robert Baird award for excellence in teaching, a spirit of inquiry, and compassion for patients and their families. Read more.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is once again ranked the nation’s top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” survey. Since the survey began in 1990, MD Anderson has been named one of the top two cancer hospitals, and it has ranked first 13 times in the last 16 years.
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, which partnered with the world-renown institution in October 2013, is one of seven clinically integrated partner institutions in the United States. Read more.
Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner With Patients on Health
For the sixth time, Cooper University Health Care has been named one of the nation’s most wired hospitals by the annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey developed by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. According to the survey, now in its 19th year, the hospitals listed are those who make it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety, and patient-provider relationships. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care recently recognized Diane Werner, RN, of Haddonfield, NJ, with The DAISY Award for providing exceptional nursing care. Diane works as a nurse in Cooper’s Post Anesthesia Care Unit and was nominated by the family of a recent patient. She was cited for her professional care, compassion and advocacy on behalf of the patient following several recent surgeries. Read more.
Studies show whole-blood transfusion offers greater benefits for treating hemorrhagic shock
Cooper University Health Care, South Jersey’s only Level I Trauma Center, is the third academic tertiary care health system in the United States to offer whole blood transfusions for trauma patients who present with massive bleeding and hemorrhagic shock. Trauma centers are the only hospitals to offer whole blood transfusions. Read more.
The Cooper Foundation has received a gift of $2.2 million to fund specialized research at Cooper University Health Care to explore the role of a unique line of cells in certain cancers, wound healing, and vision. The donation will also facilitate expansion of basic science research at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
Cooper University Health Care has received reverification as a Level I Trauma Center and a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Cooper, one of only three state-designated Level I trauma centers, is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year, and has been serving South Jersey as the state-designated Level I trauma center for 35 years. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care celebrated the opening of its newest Urgent Care Center in Runnemede on June 27, 2017.
Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli and Runnemede Mayor Nick Kappatos joined Cooper University Health Care President and Chief Executive Officer, Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE; and, Michael E. Chansky, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Cooper, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read more.
In a move that will expand surgical services, the 12-member Surgical Group of South Jersey recently joined Cooper University Health Care.
“The Surgical Services Institute at Cooper has grown to become one of the largest surgical programs in the region,” said Adrienne Kirby, FACHE, president and CEO of Cooper University Health Care. “We welcome the Surgical Group of South Jersey to our growing team of surgical experts dedicated to providing the highest quality surgical care and an exceptional health care experience for our patients and their families.”
Since 2012, Cooper’s Surgical Services Institute, which offers specialties in trauma, vascular, breast, urological, bariatric, orthopaedic, ENT, and general surgery, among others, has experienced significant growth. Read more.