Shown with Cooper Air Two are (L to R) Ryan Miller, RN, Director of Patient Logistics, Cooper Transfer Center; Rick Hong, MD, Director, EMS/Disaster Medicine, John P. Sheridan, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Rick Rohrbach, RN, Chief Flight Nurse.
Congratulations to the Cooper Air Two team who recently celebrated their one year anniversary of providing emergency air service for South Jersey residents. Read the full story
On May 19, representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of Guard and Reserve program (ESGR) presented Cooper University Hospital with two special awards for its support of employee participation in the Guard and Reserve: the “Patriot Award” and the “Above and Beyond Award.”
The “Patriot Award,” recognizes outstanding employers of Guard and Reserve members. The distinguished “Above and Beyond Award,” recognizes employers who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements for granting leave and providing support for military duty by their employees.
(From Left to Right): Mark Seamon, MD; Tom Conway, Camden County representative for the Department of Defense; George E. Norcross, III, Cooper's Board Chairman; Maj. John Chovanes; Jeffrey Carpenter, MD, Chair of the Department of Surgery; John P. Sheridan, Jr., President and CEO of Cooper; Steven Ross, MD, Chief of Trauma; Joel Bryers, Administrator, Department of Surgery
Dominick Garcia and his mother visit Millville Rescue Squad Chief John Redden.
Two weeks ago, 2-year-old Dominick Garcia was critically injured after falling from a second-story window. Today, he is expected to make a full recovery thanks to Cooper Air Two helicopter service and Cooper University Hospital.
Rick Hong, MD, Head, Division of EMS/Disaster Medicine, said the availability of a medical helicopter at the airport trimmed at least 20 minutes off the time it took to get Dominick to Cooper’s Level 1 Trauma Center. Cooper and Atlantic Health in Morristown teamed up for the initiative to bring a medical helicopter to an area that had been “underserved” Hong said.
“In Dominick’s case, I think it went a long way to actually saving his life,” said Shonola S. DaSilva, MD, Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Cooper, who treated the boy during his stay at Cooper.