Celebrating Our Cooper Teams in November

Cooper University Health Care is the leading academic health care system in South Jersey with a history of more than 130 years of service. Our team includes more than 630 physicians, and 7,000 plus employees, with experts who practice in more than 75 specialties through South Jersey’s only Level I Trauma Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, Urgent Care centers, and more than 100 medical offices across the region. 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 3-9
  • Radiologic Technology Week, November 3-9
  • Medical Staff Services Week, November 4-10
  • Allied Health Professionals Week, November 4-10
  • National Nurse Practitioners Week, November 11-16

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.

Radiation technology is an important part of your health, from diagnosis through treatment. Cooper teams that use radiation technology include radiation therapists, dosimetrists, nuclear medicine technicians, breast imaging specialists, and more. You can learn more about different types of radiation technologies and their role in your care here.

Our medical staff services team focus 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.

Cooper’s nurse practitioners are found throughout our primary care and specialty care offices at Cooper. They are advanced practice providers who can diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses, as well as focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. Nurse practitioners and other advance practice providers work collaboratively with their physician colleagues and are valuable members of the health care team. You can learn more about their role here.

Give a Shout Out to Your Cooper Team!

If you’re visiting Cooper this month, take a moment to join us in saying thank you! Whether they’re greeting you at a visit or behind the scenes helping to keep your care in motion, everyone at Cooper is committed to making sure your experience is the best it can be.

Do you have a Cooper team member you’d like to recognize and give a shout out? Or, is your department holding a special celebration? Let us know! Send your photos to socialmedia@cooperhealth.edu.

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