R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, senior critical care attending at Cooper University Health Care, director of the Cooper Research Institute, and professor of medicine and distinguished scholar at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, was honored with the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Lifetime Achievement, Clinical Excellence Award. He was among 14 individuals and organizations honored for exemplary service to the people of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic at an awards ceremony on July 15. Read more.
Representatives from Subaru of America, Inc. presented “thank you” care bundles to support departments at Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper for their outstanding efforts during the pandemic.
Nearly 950 team members in the Environmental Services, Food and Nutrition, Transport, Security and Maintenance departments, along with staff members at MD Anderson at Cooper, received a care package containing numerous gift cards to local retail stores and restaurants as well as transportation vouchers. Read more.
Stories in Care, Cooper University Health Care’s riveting and emotional video series highlighting the COVID-19 experiences of its frontline workers, won a coveted Gold Award in the 42nd Annual Telly Awards, which recognizes the best work created in video and television across all screens. Stories in Care was one of 12,000 Telly Award submissions this year.
Told in emotional, first-person accounts, Stories in Care captures the triumphs and tragedies and recollections of health care workers through one of the nation’s most pressing public health crises in decades. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care’s Digestive Health Institute has received the 2021 Flame Award for Unit Excellence from the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA). The award recognizes units for their commitment to infection prevention, providing a supportive and educational work environment for staff, and achieving positive patient outcomes.
“We are honored to be recognized by the SGNA, which attests to our staff’s commitment to continuous performance improvement to provide our patients with the highest level of care and safety,” said Jeanne Greer, RN, CGRN, director of operations for the Cooper Digestive Health Institute. Read more.
The multidisciplinary team of cardiac experts from Cooper University Health Care’s Structural Heart Disease Program recently performed the 1000th TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) procedure. The procedure was successfully performed on a 71-year-old South Jersey man.
“This represents a major milestone and the culmination of many years of training and experience for our Structural Heart Program and team since starting the TAVR program in 2012,” said Philip A. Read more.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Earlier this month, the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents ages 12 to 15. The Pfizer vaccine is now available for all Camden residents ages 12 and older at The Cooper Vaccine and Education Center at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center, 1865 Harrison Avenue, Camden, NJ 08105. For appointments, call 856.225.6141. Vaccination Appointment Hours: Mondays, 9 a.m. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care has received a $25,000 grant from No Kid Hungry to help address childhood hunger and decrease food insecurity in young children.
No Kid Hungry, a campaign from the national nonprofit Share Our Strength, has invested $3 million in grants to organizations focused on early childhood to help decrease food insecurity among children under the age of six. Read more.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
In 2020, Fatal Crashes Increased in New Jersey
May is Trauma Awareness Month, which coincides with the traditional start of the summer travel season. In the United States, trauma is the leading cause of death for ages 1 through 46, with motor vehicle crashes being a significant contributor to trauma-related deaths and injury. Read more.
Philip Norcross, Chairman of The Cooper Foundation, announced that the Foundation is establishing an India COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide urgent support for healthcare infrastructure and medical supplies in those areas of India hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The surge in India rose rapidly over the last month and overwhelmed hospitals in several of the country’s hardest-hit cities. More than 350,000 new cases a day have been reported over the last week according to the World Health Organization. Read more.
Glassboro, NJ — Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) marked the graduation of its 6th and largest class of medical doctors with a pandemic-style commencement ceremony held on Monday, May 10, 2021.
Unlike many graduation celebrations this year, CMSRU’s Commencement took place live and in-person, outdoors, under a tent on the University Green of Rowan University’s main campus in Glassboro, N.J. Read more.