Congratulations to the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cooper who has once again received a “3 star” rating, the highest possible quality ranking, from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Developed to provide a comprehensive nationwide system of cardiac surgery performance, only 12% of hospitals in the United States receive the highest category of quality rating, a “ 3 star” designation. This latest ranking marks the third consecutive year Cooper has received top honors as one of the best adult cardiac surgery programs in the United States.
This week, Pharmacy Choice published an announcement that patient enrollment has begun in the RECITAL (A Patient Registry Evaluating Closure Following Access with the Arstasis One Access System) Study. The non-randomized, prospective, post-approval study anticipates enrolling up to 500 patients in at least seven U.S. hospitals including Cooper.
Robin L. Perry, MD, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper, is one of four South Jersey Physicians to have received the March of Dimes' Born To Shine Award in recognition of their outstanding work in maternal and infant care.
The Courier-Post published an article focusing on three South Jersey doctors on the front lines in the battle again breast cancer. Generosa Grana, MD, Director of the Cooper Cancer Institute, was featured in the article that described the progress that has been made in breast cancer treatments and what the future holds.
This week, the Courier-Post published an article about a series of Medical School Research Seminars presented by Cooper and Rowan University that are open to students, faculty and the community. Cooper Medical School’s Research Committee is sponsoring the seminars on topics of interest to both communities; alternating speakers and locations to accommodate staffs of each institution.
This week, the Burlington County Times published an article about Cooper’s Planetree initiative to have members of Symphony in C perform in several of Cooper’s offices every Monday during the month of October. This is part of several activities offered for Patient & Family Centered Awareness Month.
This week’s edition of Modern Healthcare included an article about the rise of enrollment in medical schools around the country, and steps being taken to accommodate and meet the needs of students.
Over the past decade, testing for mutations to the genes known as BRCA1 and BRCA2 has become a highly-regarded tool in the fight against breast cancer and ovarian cancer. And it's given people with the genes - both those with cancer and those who don't have it - information they can use to detect cancer early, prevent a recurrence or keep from getting it at all.
The Burlington County Times published an article this week about why many women delay or avoid mammograms. "Many women are too busy working or taking care of family, so getting a mammogram takes a backseat," said Karen J. Hendershott, MD, a breast surgeon at Cooper Cancer Institute. Then there's the myth that radiation from the digital mammography will cause cancer.
The Burlington County Times recently published an article about the importance of mammograms and the difference between digital, MRI and ultrasound screening methods. Mammograms used to be performed with film, but most now are digital, which helps better detect irregularities, according to Robert A. Somer, MD, Associate Director of the Cooper Cancer Institute's breast program at Cooper.