Women faced with the diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer — cancer that has spread outside of the breast to other parts of the body — may feel uncertain and fearful about their future. Adjusting to ongoing cancer treatment may be overwhelming. But metastatic breast cancer is not a hopeless disease. Many women continue to live long, productive lives with breast cancer in this stage. Read more.
Cancer survivorship is more than reaching the end of medical care. Survivorship is new set of physical, mental, and emotional triumphs and challenges shared by patients, families, and caregivers.
This week, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper honored our survivors by hosting several celebrations during Cancer Survivor Week, which began on June 4 with National Cancer Survivors Day.
More than 200 people attended “Being a Savvy Cancer Survivor,” an informative lunch and lecture event for newly diagnosed patients, at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey. Read more.
The International Journal of Radiation Oncology this week published the results of a clinical study led by Anthony E. Dragun, MD, chairman and chief of the Department of Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. The study showed that an experimental regimen of a higher dose, once-weekly breast irradiation following lumpectomy has comparable outcomes to the current standard of daily radiation while realizing greater convenience for patients, better compliance and completion rates of the prescribed treatments, and lower costs. Read more.
–80% of Participating Hospitals Achieve Baby-Friendly Status—
— Cooper Physician Served as National Faculty Chair for Initiative–
A report on the highly successful National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)-led Best Fed Beginnings initiative is featured in the June online edition of the prestigious Pediatrics journal. The piece—Best Fed Beginnings: A Nationwide Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Breastfeeding—features insights and analysis on the initiative’s major achievements, including driving 80 percent of participating hospitals to achieve “Baby-Friendly” status. Read more.
First in South Jersey/ One of Only Seven in New Jersey to Achieve Gold Seal of Approval
Cooper University Health Care announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent hospitals with the highest level of stroke care and are symbols of quality from their respective organizations. Read more.
Sick and injured stuffed bears help alleviate kids’ fears of going to the hospital and doctor
More than 100 kindergartners from the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy helped treat stuffed bears suffering from sore paws, painful ears, torn fur and shortness of breath today during Cooper University Health Care’s second annual Teddy Goes to Cooper event. Bears were also able to receive any immunizations they might need for school. Read more.
This week, Cooper University Health Care celebrated its Emergency Medical Services team. Your service and dedication as our partners in saving lives is greatly appreciated every day.
Today, members of our EMS team assisted volunteers and veterans in placing flags at the graves of hundreds of veterans at the Camden County Veterans Cemetery, located inside Harleigh Cemetery in Camden, NJ. Read more.
Over 80 primary care physicians, specialists, advanced practice providers, and other allied health professionals gathered on Wednesday, May 24, to learn about the most current cancer screening and risk reduction recommendations to share with their patients. This Continuing Medical Education (CME) event was co-sponsored by MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Cooper University Health Care, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program, and the Burlington Camden County Regional Chronic Disease Coalition. Read more.
The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper hosted a Health Fair for children from the Veterans Memorial Family School in Camden. The students learned about water safety, gun safety, nutrition, hand washing, the importance of exercise, asthma triggers and treatments. Healthy snacks were provided by Food Bank of South Jersey.
Cooper University Health Care recently recognized Meghann Thornton, RN, of Medford Lakes with the DAISY Award for providing exceptional nursing care. Meghann works as a nurse in Cooper’s Progressive Care Unit.
The DAISY Award, established by The DAISY Foundation, is an international program that celebrates the extraordinary care given by nurses every day. It is presented in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Read more.