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.

Cooper University Health Care Offers to Send Medical Personnel and Supplies to Hurricane Ravaged Puerto Rico

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.

Freeholders institute initiative to fight public health crisis

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.