Cooper University Health Care is participating in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Perinatal Improvement Collaborative, a large-scale, data-driven collaborative of more than 200 leading hospitals caring for diverse populations in all 50 states. The collaborative is overseen by the HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH), using real-time data, analytics and performance improvement methodologies from Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) to drive quality care and better outcomes. Read more.
By ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, Cooper University Health Care has received the following awards from the American Heart Association:
- Gold Plus with Target: Stroke,
- Target: Stroke Advanced Therapy, and:
- Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
“Our Cooper team is dedicated to giving our patients the best possible chance of survival after a stroke so we appreciate this recognition by the American Heart Association,” said Tudor Jovin, MD, medical director of the Cooper Neurological Institute. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care’s Center for Healing was privileged to host a meeting of addiction medicine specialists as part of MATTERS, a regional tristate initiative (NJ, PA, NY) linking patients to resources for addiction services, to share best practices, provide program updates, and collaborate.
Participants at the November 29 meeting included multidiscipline representatives from the University of Buffalo Department of Emergency Medicine, the New Jersey Department of Health, New Jersey Emergency Medical Services, Rutgers University, St. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care’s Emergency Medical Services has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
“This recognition from the American Heart Association is a testament to the high level of professionalism of Cooper’s emergency medical technicians and paramedics and their commitment to saving lives,” said Rick Rohrbach, BSN, RN, CFRN, CCRN-K, MICP, EMS Director of Air and Ground Services at Cooper. Read more.
Lt. Antonio Ellis, a Manchester Township police officer, was among the first severe COVID-19 cases in New Jersey in mid-March 2020. After more than a year of recovery, Officer Ellis returned to Cooper University Health Care triumphantly on Monday, November 22 to thank the team of caregivers who saved his life.
More than 100 Cooper team members including the critical care doctors, nurses, and staff who cared for him during his long battle with COVID-19 greeted Officer Ellis and his wife, Carla, with celebratory cheers. Read more.
In the spirit of giving, Camden Mayor Victor Carstarphen and The Cooper Foundation will be joined by City Council members, community leaders, Camden corporate partners, the City’s Department of Human Services, staff and volunteers, as they look to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday by providing a total of 1,000 turkeys and turkey breasts to Camden senior citizens and families.
The effort is coordinated as a part of Mayor Victor Carstarphen’s Annual Turkey Giveaway in cooperation with The Cooper Foundation and Cooper University Health Care. Read more.
Kathy Devine, DrNP, RN, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Cooper University Health Care is the recipient of the 2021 Nurse Executive Award by The Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey. This award, which will be presented in early December, recognizes Dr. Devine’s exceptional leadership, guidance, and service to the nursing profession and in particular to the Cooper University Health Care system. Read more.
Internationally known stroke expert Tudor G. Jovin, MD, medical director of the Cooper Neurological Institute at Cooper University Health Care and Professor of Neurological Surgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, is the lead author in a study published today in The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, examining the efficacy of mechanical thrombectomy, a minimally invasive procedure consisting of removal of the occlusive clot from within the vessel to treat patients with acute stroke. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care is the first hospital in New Jersey to treat complex abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with the new Chimney EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing (ChEVAS™) System. Recently, Joseph Lombardi, MD, FACS, head of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and a vascular surgeon, performed this sealing procedure on a patient at Cooper.
“As the region’s leading academic health system, we are committed to investigating and implementing the most advanced technology and procedures to benefit our patients,” said Dr. Read more.
Joy Luedtke and her son and business partner, Lee Luedtke, of the prominent Long Beach Island-based Joy Luedtke Real Estate company recently hosted an outdoor fundraiser event raising $10,000 to benefit the Center for LGBTQ+ Health at Cooper University Health Care.
“We are grateful to the Luedtke family for their generous efforts. The proceeds of their event will support a wide range of wellness initiatives and services focused on meeting the unique health care needs of the LGBTQ+ community,” said Justin Schweitzer, DO, Medical Director for LGBTQ+ Health and Primary Care at Cooper Care Alliance. Read more.