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.
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.
On November 17, 2017, WONDER, a major motion picture based on the New York Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio of the same name, will be released in theaters nationwide. WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters a mainstream elementary school for the first time. The overall theme of the book and movie is acceptance of others despite differences and the importance of choosing kindness. Read more.
City Perceived as Better, Expectations for Continued Improvement
The Camden Higher Education and Healthcare Task Force released market research that demonstrates demand exists for new and refurbished housing convenient to Camden workplaces and schools among the Task Force’s nine anchor institutions’ employees, medical professionals, and students. The survey of the employees and students of nine major employers and schools in the City of Camden was conducted this summer. Read more.
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 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.