Less than 12 hours on the ground and I am rounding at the hospital with the residents. They are excited. With my subspecialization in spinal surgery they have been saving the toughest cases for me in hopes of learning a few tricks while I am in town. While I am thrilled by their enthusiasm I am secretly scared as they start introducing me to the patients and the enormity of the task at hand.
I arrived late last night. After almost 2 hours waiting in line for my visa I was greeted by some warm friendly faces. Dr. Abat and his wife Betty. They were some of the first people I came to know when I started making these trips here four years ago. He was a first year resident in neurosurgery then. He is now an attending neurosurgeon at the Black Lion Hospital...
We all enter medicine to make a difference, to help people when they cannot help themselves. It is easy during medical training to lose sight of this. It is not surprising, really. It is not that you stop wanting to help people or do the right thing, it is just that during residency you spend whatever spare energy and time you have focusing on yourself.
Cooper University Hospital, in partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) - South Jersey Chapter, is participating in the International Diabetes Federation’s global campaign to light iconic monuments and sites in blue to mark World Diabetes Day.
On the first Sunday of each November, Campbell’s Field lights up in the wee hours of the morning in preparation for the nation’s largest 10K race called Run The Bridge. Though the race is run over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, most of the pre and post-run activities take place at Campbell’s Field. Cooper University Hospital is a naming sponsor of the race which benefits the Larc School for children with disabilities.
Congratulations to Cooper’s River Resuscitators dragon boat team, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival on October 23, 2010. The 25 team members are all Cooper employees and joined the Dragon Boat league two years ago. In 2009, they won a bronze medal for their division.
Cooper’s Third Annual Resident/Fellow Forum on October 13 drew residents and fellows representing 13 programs. Information tables were provided by the GMEC, Sim Lab, CIRT, Pastoral Care, Life Support, Planetree/Patient Centered Care, HR/EAP, Research Institute, Patient Safety, Documentation and Coding, and Health Information Management.
On Saturday, October 23, 2010, 75 motorcyclists joined the Chrome Riders Motorcycle Organization for the 16th Annual “Toy Run” for pediatric patients at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. Each rider brought with them a new, unwrapped gift for a child at Cooper.
Cooper University Hospital would like to congratulate Stephanie Wood, R.N., Trauma ICU, on the birth of her first child, Kayla. Kayla was born on October 19, 2010 on Cooper’s maternity unit weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces.
On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, the Make-Up Bar, a full service salon located in Cherry Hill, NJ, hosted a special fundraising event to benefit Cooper Cancer Institute’s Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine Program.