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.

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.

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 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.

Local Nonprofit Donates Art Cart to Benefit Children at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper

At the Art Cart unveiling (L to R): Michael Goodman, MD, Chairman and Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Childrens Regional Hospital at Cooper; Elena Piperno, corporate social responsibility manager A.C. Moore representative; Mario DiNatale, co-founder ARVF, Kathleen Woodring, ARVF; Gisele DiNatale, co-founder ARVF; Pepe Piperno, owner of A.C. Moore; Jeremy Noll, ARVF board member; and Susan Bass Levin, president and chief executive officer of The Cooper Foundation.

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Too Much Oxygen May Be Harmful, Not Helpful Following Cardiac Arrest, Cooper Researchers Find

Pivotal Study to be Published in Leading Medical Journal

Compelling new evidence demonstrates that too much oxygen following cardiac arrest may be harmful, not helpful to patients according to researchers at Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. The results of their multi-center study on this topic, which was funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. Read more.

Cooper Nurse Receives DAISY Award

DAISY Award winner Jan Vincent Adovas, RN.

DAISY Award winner Jan Vincent Adovas, RN.

Cooper University Health Care recognized Jan Vincent Adovas, RN, with The DAISY Award for providing exceptional nursing care. Jan works as a nurse on Cooper’s Pavillion 7 Unit. He was nominated by the family of a recent patient and was cited for his professional care, compassion and advocacy on behalf of the patient.

The DAISY Award, established by The DAISY Foundation, is an international program that celebrates the extraordinary care given by nurses every day. Read more.