Cooper University Health Care Recognized as a Top Performing Hospital For Congestive Heart Failure in National Rankings

US News High-Performing Hospitals badgeCooper University Health Care was recognized as a top performing hospital for treating congestive heart failure in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals survey.

“The Cooper Heart Institute is known for its comprehensive cardiac services,” said Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD, Co-President of Cooper University Health Care. “This designation demonstrates Cooper’s commitment, as a leading regional academic health system, to providing the highest level of inpatient and outpatient cardiac services.”

“Heart disease is the number one health issue in our nation, and congestive heart failure alone affects more than 5 million Americans,” said Anthony J. Read more.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Recognized as a Top Performing Hospital for Colon Cancer Surgery in National Rankings

US News High-Performing Hospitals badgeMD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper was recognized as a top performing hospital for colon cancer surgery in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals survey, released yesterday.

“This recognition reaffirms MD Anderson at Cooper’s role as a leading academic health system and our commitment to providing the highest level of cancer care to our community,” said Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD, Co-President of Cooper University Health Care. Read more.

Cooper 2 Joins Life-Saving Air Medical Transport Service

Cooper University Health Care has expanded its life-saving air medical transport service to the South Jersey community with the addition of a new helicopter. Cooper has been providing this vital service to residents of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem counties since 2010.

“As the regional leader in trauma and emergency care, the medical transport helicopters are a crucial part of our emergency medical services continuum,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, Co-President of Cooper University Health Care. Read more.

Cooper Honors Nurse with DAISY Award

Cooper University Health Care recently recognized Chevron Johnson, RN, of Pennsauken, NJ, with the DAISY Award for providing exceptional nursing care. Susan works of the Pavilion 6 Surgical Intermediate unit.

The DAISY Award, established by The DAISY Foundation, is an international program that celebrates the extraordinary care given by nurses every day. It is presented in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Read more.

Video: Cooper’s Team of Female Trauma Surgeons

Here at Cooper, we are fortunate to have five female trauma surgeons on staff, comprising 50 percent of our trauma surgery staff of physicians. This complement of female trauma surgeons is almost unheard of in trauma centers around the country where many do not even have one female trauma surgeon on staff.

Cooper, one of only three state-designated Level 1 Trauma Centers in NJ, is the only hospital in the Delaware Valley/Philadelphia region that provides trauma care for both adults and children. Read more.

American Heart Association and Amerigroup Foundation Donate 500 Infant CPR Training Kits to Cooper Health

Tools equip new parents with CPR and choking relief skills to use in emergencies.

The American Heart Association (AHA) with the support from the Amerigroup Foundation has donated 500 Infant CPR Anytime® kits to Cooper University Health Care for use in training new parents on emergency lifesaving techniques. Cooper will provide the Infant CPR Anytime kits to parents whose babies are discharged from the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and will be the first hospital in New Jersey to offer the Infant CPR Anytime training on their telehealth patient portal. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award With Target: Stroke Honor Roll

American Heart Association Award Recognizes Cooper University Hospital’s Commitment to Quality Stroke Care

Cooper University Health Care received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Read more.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Participating in Lung Cancer Early Detection Study

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper logoMD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper has joined a Lung Cancer Early Detection study aimed at improving lung cancer screening methods for those at risk. The study is part of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Moon Shots ProgramTM, a collaborative effort to accelerate advances that save patients’ lives.

“Lung cancer remains the leading cause of death from cancer in both men and women, and cigarette smoking is the single biggest risk factor,” said Robert A. Read more.

Members of Cooper EMS Team Recognized by Camden County Police Department for Outstanding Work

Five members of the Cooper University Hospital EMS team were honored by the Camden County Metro Police Department for heroic work during an incident that occurred in March. The quarterly award presentation took place at Rowan University’s Camden campus and was presided over by NBC 10’s news anchor Vai Sikahema.

The event was dedicated to recognizing  first responders and other organizations who performed in cooperation with Camden County Police. Read more.

Cooper Honors Trauma Surgeon With “Military Employee of the Year” Award

On May 22, 2018, Cooper University Health Care presented the 2018 Cooper Military Employee of the Year Award to trauma surgeon John Chovanes, DO, FACS, LTC, USAR MC, at a pre-Memorial Day celebration for Cooper employees who are veterans and/or active military.

The Cooper Military Employee of the Year Award – which will be presented annually – was established to formally recognize the outstanding contributions a Cooper staff member has made to the health system, the community, and the nation, as well as in support of Cooper’s mission to serve, to heal, to educate. Read more.