An Information Technology project at Cooper University Hospital was featured in an article in CMIO magazine. Cooper’s Information Technology department received a “Health IT Innovation Award” for Implementation of cardiology PACS and cardiovascular information system (CVIS) on a virtualized server solution.
Joan Watt, RN, a hematology and oncology nurse at Cooper, was recently honored at the Cherry Hill Mall for her service to the community. The event, “A Tribute to Nurses,” was organized by PREIT Company, who encouraged shoppers to nominate nurses who have made a difference.
On Sunday, August 22, an Op-Ed article about the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University by Donald J. Farish, PhD, President of Rowan University was featured in the Courier-Post. In the article, Dr. Farish asserted that despite the current economic climate in New Jersey, conditions are optimal for building a new medical school in South Jersey.
Cutting-edge research being published tomorrow in a leading journal of neurophathology suggests a link between concussions and other brain trauma and the diagnosis of amyotrohic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. R. Robert Franks, DO, Assistant Director of Sports Medicine and Director of the Concussion Program for the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute, explains the research and what it means for current concussion management.
In a study using trained residents, Dr. Winter, along with several other experts, found that a targeted breastfeeding curriculum for residents in pediatrics, family medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology improves knowledge, practice patterns, and confidence in breastfeeding management in residents. It also increases exclusive breastfeeding in their patients.
On Thursday, the Asbury Park Press published an article about a medical exercise hosted by The U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center known as Eagle Flag. During the drill, various local, state and federal agencies — from municipal first-aid squads to the Federal Emergency Management Agency — respond to a scenario in which a category 3 hurricane hits the Garden State.
A recent edition of SNJ Business People published an article featuring John P. Sheridan, Jr., President and CEO at Cooper. Mr. Sheridan spoke of several different business issues including investments in healthcare facilities and consolidation in the regional health care market.
A recent hospital inspection report in the Philadelphia Inquirer announced that Cooper’s kitchen/cafeteria is one of the few in the region with no health citations. Congratulations to our Cooper Food and Nutrition Staff!
A Cooper patient, Samuel Sheerba of Willingboro, 73, with major artery blockages, had life-saving heart surgery at Cooper, just in the nick of time. "We're able to look at procedures and customize surgeries for our patients like never before," observes Richard Y. Highbloom, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon at Cooper.
This month, Cooper CyberKnife Center celebrated its second anniversary. More than 250 patients have received this innovative cancer treatment since its opening in 2008, and the program continues to grow. CyberKnife is a radiosurgery system designed to pinpoint and destroy tumors in the lungs, prostate, liver, pancreas, spine, brain and other locations.