Celebrating Our Cooper Teams in November

Protective medical white face mask on a blue background. View from above.Cooper University Health Care is the leading academic health care system in South Jersey with a history of more than 130 years of service, providing access to primary, specialty, tertiary, and urgent care, all within one complete health system. Our team has more than 8,500 employees, including 750+ physicians practicing in more than 75 specialties. Cooper includes South Jersey’s only Level I trauma center – the busiest trauma center in the Philadelphia region – MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper,  three urgent care centers, and more than 100 outpatient offices from Southeastern Pennsylvania to the Jersey Shore, including large regional hubs in Camden, Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Willingboro, and Sewell. Caring for our patients, their families, and our community is possible because of our team’s commitment to our mission: To serve, to heal, to educate.

The first weeks of November are particularly special, recognizing the value of several Cooper teams at once:

  • Medical-Surgical Nurses Week, November 1-7
  • Patient Transport Week, November 1-7
  • Medical Staff Services Week, November 7-13
  • Allied Health Professionals Week, November 7-13
  • National Compliance Week, November 7-13
  • National Nurse Practitioners Week, November 7-13
  • Radiologic Technology Week, November 7-13

Who’s Who This Month in Health Care

You’ll find medical-surgical nurses caring for our patients as they recover from surgery or while they’re acutely ill. Our Kelemen teams provide wound care, dialysis, telemetry monitoring, and more. They also offer medical and nursing support to patients and their support team during times of illness, crisis, and distress.

Our Patient Transport team compassionately fulfills the safe, timely, and accurate transport of patients, medical equipment, and patient-related items to their destinations. This allows our care teams to provide treatment and other services efficiently.

Our Medical Staff Services team focuses on patient safety and ensuring excellence across the Cooper team. From provider credentialing and privileging to accreditation and regulatory compliance, this team stays ahead of state and federal requirements so that Cooper is always providing our patients and their families with the best care possible.

Allied health professionals at Cooper can be found at every location, from Willingboro to Voorhees, Camden to Sewell, and more. Chances are you may know an allied health professional by a different name: Dietitians, medical technologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiographers, respiratory therapists, speech language pathologists, and more! They’re an important part of the multidisciplinary approach to care that you’ll find at Cooper.

National Compliance Week was established to shine a spotlight on the importance of compliance and ethics. Cooper is dedicated to conducting its mission of providing high-quality health care in accordance with the highest levels of business ethics and in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and requirements. We do this by detecting and preventing healthcare fraud, waste and abuse, as well as protecting the privacy of our patients and employees. Thank you to our Cooper Compliance team for all they do!

The theme for this year’s National Nurse Practitioner Week is “NPs: Going the Extra Mile.” Cooper’s nurse practitioners (NPs) are advanced practice providers who can diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses. They also focus on health promotion and disease prevention.

Cooper’s NPs provide care in primary, acute, and specialty settings, as well as in patient homes, and work collaboratively with all members of the health care team. NPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention, health education, and counseling to help patients make healthier lifestyle choices.

With clinical expertise, NPs provide a full range of services including:

  • Taking medical histories
  • Conducting physical exams
  • Diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions
  • Ordering and interpreting tests
  • Developing treatment plans
  • Prescribing medications and non-pharmacologic treatment
  • Performing procedures
  • Conducting clinical research

You can learn more about their role here.

Radiation technology is an important part of your health, from diagnosis through treatment. Cooper radiation technology teams that use radiation technology include radiation therapists, dosimetrists, nuclear medicine technicians, breast imaging specialists, and more. Without the role of diagnostic imaging and the technologists who are trained to perform it, many illnesses and injuries would be much more difficult to diagnose and treat. This past year alone, Cooper’s Radiology team performed more than 286,000 exams. You can learn more about different types of radiation technologies and their role in your care here.

Give a Shout Out to Your Cooper Team!

Is your department holding a special celebration? Let us know! Send your photos to socialmedia@cooperhealth.edu.

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