This week, June 21 through June 25, 2021, Cooper is celebrating our nursing associates (NAs), companions, and patient care technicians in Patient Care Services at Cooper. Our thanks to Kathy Devine, DrNP, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, for her remarks on behalf of the entire senior team, and Kayla Hoffman, MSN, RN, CPN, a Clinical Educator II Tech Generalist, who helped answer our questions about these important team members at Cooper. Read more.
In honor of Health Care Risk Management Week, from June 21 through June 25, 2021, Cooper University Health Care recognizes the critical role that our health care risk management professionals play in patient safety, patient care practices, quality assurance, safe work environments, and the prevention of liability issues.
Established in 1980 by the American Society for Health Care Risk Management, this week of recognition promotes solutions to help prevent some of the most common patient safety events.
Cooper University Health Care’s Division of Military, Diplomatic, and Field Surgical Affairs was honored to help celebrate the promotion of Dr. Corey Mossop to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Dr. Mossop, a native of Pennsauken, NJ, is a neurosurgeon embedded at Cooper as part of the Army Military Trauma Team Training (AMCT3) Program at Cooper.
In 2019, Cooper became the first hospital in the nation to establish the AMCT3 program. Read more.
Kennedy Ganti, MD, FAAFP, FHELA, a primary care physician at Cooper University Health Care and assistant professor of medicine at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, was recently appointed as the 229th president of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ). Dr. Ganti, who has been on staff at Cooper since 2014, has served on the board of trustees and in other leadership roles at the MSNJ since 2010. Read more.
First 50 to attend each event will receive free men’s health book
Two free men’s health events are being held by Cooper University Health Care as part of its ongoing COVID-19 vaccine education initiative.
Louis Bezich, author of Crack the Code: 10 Proven Secrets that Motivate Healthy Behavior and Inspire Fulfillment in Men Over 50, will be leading a discussion on men’s health. Read more.
On Tuesday, June 8, Cooper University Health Care hosted a COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall held at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in East Camden. This event was an opportunity for members of our community to come in person or watch online to hear from – and ask questions of – our Cooper physicians about COVID-19 and this vaccine. Read more.
South Jersey reporter Cydney Long to moderate event
As part of Cooper University Health Care’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccine education initiative, the community is invited to a free COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, June 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center located in East Camden. NBC 10 South Jersey reporter Cydney Long will serve as moderator for the panel discussion. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care’s Digestive Health Institute has received the 2021 Flame Award for Unit Excellence from the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA). The award recognizes units for their commitment to infection prevention, providing a supportive and educational work environment for staff, and achieving positive patient outcomes.
“We are honored to be recognized by the SGNA, which attests to our staff’s commitment to continuous performance improvement to provide our patients with the highest level of care and safety,” said Jeanne Greer, RN, CGRN, director of operations for the Cooper Digestive Health Institute. Read more.
The Children’s Regional Hospital and the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department extended a warm, colorful thank you to all Cooper employees who donated new, used, and broken crayons earlier this month. Through The Crayon Initiative, the used and broken crayons Cooper and our community collected will be upcycled into new crayons and distributed to art programs at children’s hospital across the U.S, Read more.
On May 25, Cooper University Health Care trauma surgeon John Chovanes, DO, FACS, was presented with The Meritorious Service Medal from the U.S. Army for the establishment of the Army Medical Department Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training (AMCT3) program at Cooper and his selfless devotion to soldiers and unparalleled dedication to mission accomplishment. Dr. Chovanes is the founding medical director and chief surgeon of Cooper’s Section of Military, Diplomatic, and Field Affairs. Read more.