You receive news that a family member or close friend has tested positive for COVID-19. What should you do now? The good news, according to infectious disease expert at Cooper University Health Care, is that most healthy people who have contracted COVID-19 have mild illness and can convalesce at home. For a small percentage people, particularly those with other risk factors or chronic health conditions, hospitalization may be required. Read more.
In response to numerous requests about how people can help Cooper University Health Care, George E. Norcross, III, Cooper Board Chairman, and Philip A. Norcross, Cooper Foundation Chairman, announced today that The Cooper Foundation has established a COVID-19 Assistance Fund. George, and his children, Lexie and Alex, along with Phil and Carole Norcross have made $10,000 contributions to the new fund. Read more.
Today, Cooper University Health Care announced it has begun COVID-19 testing in its own laboratory. This announcement follows the announcement of last week that Cooper had launched a specimen collection location in Cherry Hill. Cooper now has the ability to both collect specimens and run tests all conducted by Cooper personnel.
“We are pleased to announce that Cooper will be able to test more of our patients as well as our team of tremendous doctors and nurses more quickly to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said George E. Read more.
Physician’s Order Required for Testing/No-Walk Ups
Cooper University Health Care has opened an off-site collection center for COVID-19 testing at its ambulatory care center at 1210 Brace Road in Cherry Hill.
The collection site is open to Cooper patients, who have symptoms or meet other criteria, and who receive an order from a Cooper provider for testing.
“Our patients are our number one priority. Read more.
First in the state to use two new devices
Clinicians at Cooper University Health Care continue to pioneer new treatment methods, and in separate cases, recently became the first hospital in New Jersey to use two new devices to treat patients with aneurysms, announced internationally renowned neurologist and researcher Tudor G. Jovin, MD, chief and chairman of the Cooper Neurological Institute. Read more.
Winners to be Honored at Awards Dinner on Medal of Honor Day, March 25
Washington, DC, February 26, 2020 — The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, today, announced the top 27 finalists for this year’s Citizen Honors Awards. The finalists were selected through two rounds of judging by an independent panel, with the final round exclusively of Medal of Honor recipients. Read more.
In a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers at Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University found that national patient experience (satisfaction) surveys might not capture the experiences of patients in lower socio-economic populations.
The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys are national, standardized, and publicly reported surveys that collect patients’ assessment of their care experiences. Read more.
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today a community-focused partnership with Camden’s Cooper University Health Care, the leading academic health system in South Jersey. Cooper is now an Official Partner of the 76ers.
“Community engagement is one of our core values and we’re thrilled that this partnership with Cooper University Health Care will create new avenues to positively impact youth in the City of Camden,” Philadelphia 76ers President Chris Heck said. Read more.
Conner Strong & Buckelew, American Water, The Michaels Organization, NFI, and The Cooper Foundation Sponsor Community Building Grants to 29 Camden City Based Non-Profit Organizations
George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of Cooper University Health Care, announced today that 29 Camden City based non-profit community organizations will receive grant awards from the first ever Camden City Community Grant Program. Each grantee will receive a $5,000 grant to fund a significant community building activity within the next 18 months. Read more.