On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Mike Bortnowski and Lorraine Sweeney from Cooper Community Health participated in Berlin Township’s Fire Prevention Night to raise awareness for first responder cardiovascular health and cancer prevention. Statistics show that 47% of all U.S firefighter deaths occur due to cardiac deaths while 75% of all active first responders are affected by hypertension. Read more.
On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Lenora Martin was recognized by Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, FACS, Medical Director of Pediatric Trauma, and Stacey Staman, RN, MSN, Trauma Program Coordinator of Pediatrics at Cooper, for going above and beyond her role as a transporter at Cooper in service to a pediatric trauma patient and their family.
“One of our pediatric trauma patients was leaving the hospital with his parents after being discharged. Read more.
Behind the Stethoscope is a new series from the team at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, introducing you to the men and women at your side in your fight against cancer.
Catherine Loveland-Jones, MD
Division of Breast Surgery
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
What was your first job?
I was a rhythmic gymnastics coach when I was 16. 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.
On Thursday, September 29, 2017, Cooper specialists joined WIP on-air personalities Glen Macnow and Ray Didinger at the PJ Whelihan’s in Maple Shade for “Men’s Health Playbook,” a panel discussion on cardiology, men’s sexual health, prostate health, sports medicine, urgent care, and vascular health. Attendees heard from Cooper experts James J. Flowers, DO, Frank W. Bowen, III, MD, Christian Squillante, MD, Lawrence S. Read more.
Would you know how to “Stop the Bleed” if your loved one had a deep laceration causing severe bleeding?
The Cooper University Health Care Department of Trauma is offering free “Stop the Bleed” training as part of a national initiative aimed at putting knowledge gained by first responders and the military into the hands of the public to help save lives during times of disaster. Read more.
The Camden County Freeholder Board formed an Opiate and Heroin Addiction Awareness Task Force in 2014 with a mission to increase awareness among county residents of heroin and prescription drug abuse and the devastating effects on the community.
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Cooper’s Dr. Michael Sabia, Dr. Anthony Mazzarelli, and Dr. Matthew Salzman attended a meeting of the Taskforce to discuss alternatives to opioids for the treatment of pain. Read more.
Cooper Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has been responding to 911 calls for medical assistance and injury in Camden, New Jersey, since 2016. The EMTs and Paramedics, through their own innate urge to help and fulfill the Cooper University Health Care mission statement, began participating in the efforts of groups such as The Cooper Foundation to help provide meals, coats, school backpacks, and other essential items for the most needy residents. Read more.
Colorectal cancer almost always develops from abnormal growths (polyps) in the colon or rectum. A colonoscopy can find polyps, so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Colonoscopy also can find colorectal cancer early, when treatment works best.
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and the American Cancer Society recommend that average-risk men and women begin colorectal cancer screenings at age 50. 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.