Health Care Providers Announce Partnership With County Law Enforcement to Provide Naloxone

The opioid epidemic has created a national public health crisis throughout the nation. One of the critical tools that first responders and front-line police officers are now carrying is called naloxone. This medication is an opioid antagonist and can in most instances make someone overdosing start breathing again by dislodging the opioid from the receptors in the brain.

The effects of opioids like heroin, fentanyl and OxyContin have proven deadly in Camden County and the country. Read more.

Organ and Tissue Donors Remembered at Moving Ceremony at Cooper University Health Care

At the podium: Mark and Terry Meade. Mark is a heart transplant recipient.

Twenty-nine individuals who gave the ultimate gift of life through organ and tissue donations were remembered during a moving ceremony held at Cooper University Health Care on March 20, 2018.

The donor remembrance event, co-sponsored by Cooper and NJ Sharing Network, included a reading of donor names, pinwheel planting, and a reception to honor those who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. Read more.

Cooper Physician Discusses “Compassionomics” at Upcoming TEDxPenn Event

Stephen W Trzeciak, MD, MPH

Stephen W Trzeciak, MD, MPH

What if doctors spent an extra 40 seconds showing compassion for their patients?  Surprisingly, research shows that those extra 40 seconds can have a tremendous impact for both the patient and the doctor. Stephen W. Trzeciak, MD, an intensivist at Cooper University Health Care and Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, has seen firsthand how powerful that extra care can be through his pioneering research on “Compassionomics” — the scientific study of how compassionate care can make a difference, and the implications of those extra 40 seconds in patient outcomes and health economics. Read more.

Commentary: “Genetic counseling prior to and following testing is critical”

On March 6, “F.D.A. Approves First Home Testing for 3 Breast Cancer Mutations, With Caveats” ran in the New York Times:

“The Food and Drug Administration for the first time has authorized a genetic testing company to offer screenings for three breast cancer mutations common in Ashkenazi Jews, giving consumers the ability to initiate testing at home and see results without talking to a doctor or counselor.” – as reported by Roni Caryn Rabin.

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OR Team Holds “Make a Blanket Day” to Benefit Young Patients

On Saturday, March 10, a dozen members of Cooper’s Operating Room team gathered for a unique service project to benefit young patients at the hospital.

Equipped with 60 yards of fleece fabric, the team took part in a “Make a Blanket Day.”  The team spent more than three hours working together to create 20 handmade novelty print blankets.  The blankets were delivered to Child Life services to distribute to pediatric patients (toddlers to teens) to provide comfort during their hospital stays. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Announces CEO Adrienne Kirby to Take on Additional Role as Executive Chair, O’Dowd and Mazzarelli to Become Co-Presidents

New Roles Designed to Continue to Strengthen Organization’s Ability to Focus on Long-Term Planning and Management in Challenging Healthcare Marketplace

Cooper University Health Care today announced its Board of Trustees has named Kevin O’Dowd and Anthony Mazzarelli, as Co-Presidents, joining CEO Adrienne Kirby as the leaders of the organization. Dr. Kirby will add Executive Chair to her title. In their new positions, Mazzarelli and O’Dowd will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of the health care system and the care it provides, allowing Dr. Read more.

Cooper Community Health Visits Hi-Nella Fire Company

Earlier this week physicians from MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Cooper Heart Institute met with first responders and their families at the Hi-Nella Fire Company to discuss important health topics such as lung cancer, lung cancer screening, heart disease and prevention.  This program was part of Cooper’s Helping Our Heroes community outreach efforts.

Learn more about this program and others in our community by clicking here. Read more.

Cooper EMS Honored by Camden Officials for Outstanding Lifesaving Efforts

Congressman Donald Norcross, Camden Mayor Frank Moran, and members of Camden City Council came together on February 28 to honor Cooper EMS staff and members of the Camden Fire Department for going above and beyond the call of duty on several recent cases.

Camden Mayor Frank Moran

Camden Mayor Frank Moran

Late last year, emergency responders answered calls for service in two separate situations – one on Thurman Street and one on Clinton Street – involving active fires with trapped residents. Read more.

Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care Opens New Pediatric Infusion Center Thanks to $400,000 Donation

Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care opened a new pediatric outpatient infusion center which was made possible thanks to a $400,000 donation to The Cooper Foundation from the John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation.

As the only state-designated acute care children’s hospital in South Jersey, Cooper provides exceptional pediatric primary care and comprehensive specialty care services for every patient, every day, in a patient- and family-centered environment,” said Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, Cooper’s president and chief executive officer. Read more.

Huntington’s Disease Education Day at Cooper

Huntington’s Disease Society of America—New Jersey Chapter &  Cooper University Health Care Present:

Huntington's Disease Society of America, NJ Chapter

Huntington’s Disease Society of America, NJ Chapter

Huntington’s Disease Education Day
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Registration and breakfast at 9:30 a.m.
Event from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cooper University Hospital
One Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ 08103

Dr. Amy Colcher, Clinical Care and Treatment – Cooper University Health Care
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