What if doctors spent an extra 40 seconds showing compassion for their patients? Surprisingly, research shows that those extra 40 seconds can have a tremendous impact for both the patient and the doctor. Stephen W. Trzeciak, MD, an intensivist at Cooper University Health Care and Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, has seen firsthand how powerful that extra care can be through his pioneering research on “Compassionomics” — the scientific study of how compassionate care can make a difference, and the implications of those extra 40 seconds in patient outcomes and health economics. Read more.
New Roles Designed to Continue to Strengthen Organization’s Ability to Focus on Long-Term Planning and Management in Challenging Healthcare Marketplace
Cooper University Health Care today announced its Board of Trustees has named Kevin O’Dowd and Anthony Mazzarelli, as Co-Presidents, joining CEO Adrienne Kirby as the leaders of the organization. Dr. Kirby will add Executive Chair to her title. In their new positions, Mazzarelli and O’Dowd will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of the health care system and the care it provides, allowing Dr. Read more.
Congressman Donald Norcross, Camden Mayor Frank Moran, and members of Camden City Council came together on February 28 to honor Cooper EMS staff and members of the Camden Fire Department for going above and beyond the call of duty on several recent cases.
Late last year, emergency responders answered calls for service in two separate situations – one on Thurman Street and one on Clinton Street – involving active fires with trapped residents. Read more.
Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care opened a new pediatric outpatient infusion center which was made possible thanks to a $400,000 donation to The Cooper Foundation from the John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation.
“As the only state-designated acute care children’s hospital in South Jersey, Cooper provides exceptional pediatric primary care and comprehensive specialty care services for every patient, every day, in a patient- and family-centered environment,” said Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, Cooper’s president and chief executive officer. Read more.
Local TV Reporter Ali Gorman to Host
Cardiac Partners at Cooper and Inspira will mark American Heart Month in February with a special heart healthy event for women from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees NJ.
“Let’s Get to the Heart of the Matter” will be hosted by Ali Gorman, RN, health and medical reporter for 6 ABC, and will feature a panel of female cardiologists, refreshments, wine tasting, dark chocolate sampling and an audience question and answer session. Read more.
Pivotal Study to be Published in Leading Medical Journal
Compelling new evidence demonstrates that too much oxygen following cardiac arrest may be harmful, not helpful to patients according to researchers at Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. The results of their multi-center study on this topic, which was funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care in Camden and Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills were honored today by the New Jersey Hospital Association with the 2018 Community Outreach Award. The organizations were recognized in the category of enhancing access and quality of care to reduce disparities for developing HeroCare Connect, an innovative program to increase access to health care for veterans, active military, and their families. Read more.
The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper is expanding services with the addition of a new primary care provider. Marianne Alexander, RN, MSN, APN, an advanced practice nurse (APN) with more than 41 years of experience in emergency and family medicine, is now accepting new patients.
The Cooper Foundation has received a $982,000 grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to support the work of Cooper University Health Care’s Urban Health Institute. These funds will support a new initiative – Reducing Disparities in Cardiovascular Care through Optimization of Risk Factors in Vulnerable Populations – that will provide behavior change support, focus attention on social determinants of health, connect patients to community resources, and enhance medication adherence with the help of an interdisciplinary team. Read more.