Students from Seneca High School were exposed to what day-to-day life is like at a Level I Trauma Center on Wednesday during a three-hour course that included examples of execution-style gunshot wounds, severe burns and suicide attempts as well as simulated trauma cases. The lesson for students - most trauma injuries are preventable.
Beau Biden, the Attorney General in Delaware and son of Vice President Joe Biden, suffered a mild stroke Tuesday morning. As part of their coverage, CBS3's medical reporter, Stephanie Stahl, spoke with Thomas Mirsen, M.D., Director of the Stroke Program at Cooper University Hospital, for perspective and additional information about stroke symptoms, treatment and recovery.
In June 2009, a team of 74 staff nurses, together with nursing leadership, met to develop a new shared governance model. A shared governance structure empowers nurses to control their practice and to participate in decision-making processes affecting their practice, ultimately leading to better patient outcomes.
Are potentially life-saving nuclear stress tests being denied by major insurance companies? As part of a recent investigation, CBS3's medical reporter, Stephanie Stahl, looked to Fredrick L. Ginsberg, M.D., a cardiologist with the Cooper Heart Institute, for perspective. "Treating cardiologist are in the best position to determine when these stress tests are useful and appropriate," said Dr. Ginsberg.
Great story from today's Courier-Post about Patricia Pearlman, who spent her afternoon helping to bake 1,500 batches of cupcakes for a sale to benefit Clare's Cupboard and her evening accepting an award as Cooper's 2010 Nurse of the Year.
CBS3 aired a news segment with Lori B. Feldman-Winter, M.D., Division Head of Adolescent Medicine, about breast feeding and the benefits associated with it for both the mother and the infant as opposed to using formula. A study estimates that if 90 percent of women breast fed babies for their first six months more than 900 infant deaths could be prevented and more than $13 billion in health care costs could be saved.
On Thursday morning, the CBS Early Show aired a special piece about the Clegg family who lost their son after he suffered severe injuries in a car accident. Their child was a patient at Cooper. His family worked with the Trauma and Pediatric teams to facilitate their son becoming an organ donor. His heart was transplanted to Stafania Demayo, who recently was able to give birth to twins as a result of her new heart.
NJBIZ editors spoke with insiders in the medical, insurance, pharmaceutical, biotech and policy field to develop a list of the 50 most powerful people in health care in New Jersey. Among the list are George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of the Board at Cooper, John P. Sheridan Jr., President and CEO, and Jeffrey Brenner, M.D., Family Medicine physician at Cooper.
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published an article about Governor Christie’s decision to give hospitals $867.9 million in aid, up $11.3 million, during the fiscal year that starts July 1. This would be accomplished by doubling a tax on hospital revenue in order to secure matching federal money.
The Executive Women of New Jersey ("EWNJ") will honor 37 women of professional distinction in New Jersey at its “Salute to the Policy Makers” 2010 Awards Dinner on May 13. Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, will be one of the honorees. The awards dinner pays tribute to these women for their professional achievements and contributions to their organizations.