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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
Local TV Reporter Ali Gorman to Host
Cardiac Partners at Cooper and Inspira will mark American Heart Month in February with a special heart healthy event for women from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees NJ.
“Let’s Get to the Heart of the Matter” will be hosted by Ali Gorman, RN, health and medical reporter for 6 ABC, and will feature a panel of female cardiologists, refreshments, wine tasting, dark chocolate sampling and an audience question and answer session. Read more.