(CAMDEN, NJ) Three Cooper EMS team members were honored by CamCare Health Corporation at a community event May 18 that paid tribute to Camden’s first responders during National EMS Week, May 15-21. Congratulations to EMS Supervisor Robert Attianese; Operations Manager and Chief Steven Hare, and EMT Barry Hunter who received citations from the Camden Board of Directors and Congressman Donald Norcross for outstanding service. Read more.
(CAMDEN, NJ) — Cooper University Health Care has named Jamie Ritz, BSN, RN, of Blackwood, NJ, as the recipient of the William A. Schwartz, Jr. Nurse of the Year Award. Ritz, who works in Cooper’s Trauma Surgical ICU, also received the Award for Excellence in Trauma Nursing as part of Cooper’s Annual Nursing Excellence Awards presented during National Nurses’ Week (May 6-12). Read more.
Cooper University Health Care is grateful once again to the The Lauren Rose Albert Foundation/ Mothers Matter Program for bringing cheer to mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers of patients undergoing treatment at Cooper with a special delivery of gift baskets on Friday, May 6 — just in time for Mother’s Day.
Since 2001, the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation has reached out to mothers-in-need by donating thousands of gift baskets overflowing with personal health and beauty care products to numerous health care facilities, women’s shelters and crisis programs, child care centers, and facilities such as Ronald McDonald House and the Memorial Veterans Home during the week of Mother’s Day. Read more.
My Special Aflac Duck® helps comfort young patients managing their disease
CAMDEN, NJ, April 29, 2022 – Today, several young patients being treated for sickle cell disease at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper received a cuddly new companion specially designed to help them through their medical journey. A duck delivery and unboxing event celebrated the new collaboration between Cooper and Aflac to provide a My Special Aflac Duck free of charge to all pediatric sickle cell patients ages 3 and above who are undergoing treatment. Read more.
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper has expanded cancer services in the region with the opening of a new 13,000 square-foot multi-service outpatient unit at its flagship Camden location. The new unit, constructed in previously vacant shell space on the center’s top floor, offers a range of diagnostic and treatment service suites to expand and complement existing services at the cancer center. Read more.
Today, Cooper University Health Care has received an evaluation of 90 out of 100 and the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care is donating more than $50,000 in medical supplies to help injured and displaced citizens in war-torn country of Ukraine. Cooper’s donation is part of an effort coordinated by the New Jersey Hospital Association and member hospitals in conjunction with the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA).
The donations collected from New Jersey hospitals will be transported from New Jersey to Poland and then will be distributed to selected drop-off points across Ukraine. Read more.
Cardiac Partners Structural Heart team celebrated the 100th successful implantation of the lifesaving Mitral Clip. The Mitral Clip is a device for high-risk heart patients who have a severe form of leaky mitral valve disorder, called mitral regurgitation, and who were deemed too frail or sick to undergo open heart surgery. This new FDA-approved treatment was first offered at Cooper in the Spring of 2019. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Cooper among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers. Cooper has received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for four consecutive years (2019-2022) and is the only hospital in South Jersey to achieve the award in 2022. Read more.
New facility located in the Emergency Department will offer rapid treatments
Cooper University Health Care’s Neurological Institute is transforming neurological care in the region with the opening of a new, dedicated Acute Stroke and Neuro Interventional Suite within its Emergency Department – the first of its kind in the nation. Cooper is the first comprehensive stroke center in the United States equipped with the latest generation Siemens Healthineers biplane angiography suite integrated with a CT scanner, providing fully integrated surgical image guidance for minimally invasive treatment of strokes. Read more.