Young Patients Will Ride in Style to the OR – Helping to Relieve Fear and Anxiety
Having surgery can be stressful for anyone, but especially for children. Thanks to a special donation from Cherry Hill Imports Auto Group, children at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper will now have a new way to relieve some of their stress and anxiety while preparing for surgery. Read more.
World-class vascular neurosurgeon Brian Jankowitz, MD, recently joined Cooper University Health Care as a member of the Cooper Neurological Institute, announced Tudor G. Jovin, MD, Chief and Chairman of the Cooper Neurological Institute.
Prior to joining Cooper, Dr. Jankowitz was associate professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and served as faculty of the UPMC Neurosurgery Department and UPMC Stroke Institute where he specialized in both open and endovascular neurosurgery. Read more.
More Than $1 Million Raised Since First Event in 2011
Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, announced that the Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner, held on Sept. 17, raised $125,000 for the lung cancer program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.
Since its founding in 2011, this annual event has raised more than $1 million to support lung cancer research at MD Anderson at Cooper, South Jersey’s most comprehensive resource for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care Chairman George E. Norcross III announced that the health system, through The Cooper Foundation, has established a Bahamian Relief Fund to provide support to those affected by Hurricane Dorian that devastated the island nation last week. In the past few years, Cooper employees have contributed over $45,000 for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Houston following Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Harvey. Read more.
A potential complication of traditional vascular surgery and stenting for stroke prevention in patients with carotid artery disease is the risk of a stroke occurring during the procedure itself. Vascular surgeons at Cooper University Health Care are now performing a new, advanced minimally invasive technique to deliver a stent into a blocked artery while reducing the risk of stroke. Cooper is the first hospital in the South Jersey region to offer this procedure. Read more.
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) is the winner of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2019 Spencer Foreman Award for Community Engagement, announced Annette C. Reboli, M.D., dean of CMSRU.
“This is an incredible honor from the national organization for U.S. medical schools that inspires us in the fulfillment of our mission to serve our community. We are so proud to be part of the positive changes happening in Camden,” commented Dr. Read more.
Christiana Care, Cooper, Einstein, Jefferson, Main Line and Temple join together to preserve physician education and patient care
PHILADELPHIA (August 9, 2019) — Six mission-driven, nonprofit academic health organizations across Greater Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley won a collective bid for the physician residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital.
The move ensures access to patient care services—especially for the underserved—and stabilizes the education of hundreds of residents who will be the region’s healthcare providers of the future. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care has received the 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, placing it among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety.
“Our clinical team works tirelessly to ensure that our patients receive the safest and most effective patient-centered medical care, and this Patient Safety Excellence Award speaks to our team’s commitment and success in achieving that end,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-president/CEO for Cooper. Read more.
On Monday, August 5, Cooper University Health Care opened a new primary care practice at 20 Black Horse Pike in Runnemede.
Staffed by internal medicine physician Juan S. Utreras, MD, and advanced practice nurse Myanh Nguyen, RN, APN, the practice will provide expert primary care services including annual check-ups, preventive health screenings, unscheduled “sick” visits, medication management, and more for residents of Runnemede and the surrounding communities. Read more.