Critical Care and Emergency Medicine researchers at Cooper University Hospital have published a research study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), one of the leading medical journals. Their research, which was a large multicenter study of adult patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after resuscitation from cardiac arrest, found that exposure to hyperoxia, or excessively high oxygen levels in the blood, is a common occurrence and an independent predictor of in-hospital mortality.
Elise Rector of Mount Laurel spent 108 days in the ICU fighting H1N1. On Friday, Elise and her fiancé Vincent celebrated their courtship at the place that saved her life six-months ago and welcomed the staff responsible for her remarkable recovery to join in their celebration of love.
Cooper University Hospital is pleased to have received the Gold Award for the Bridges to Excellence in the 2010 Aster Awards competition. Bridges to Excellence is an evidenced based and peer reviewed publication created by Cooper nurses to recognize nursing excellence and advance the practice of nursing.
Citing clinical expertise and excellent quality of care, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has named Cooper University Hospital a Blue Distinction® Center for two specialties: Knee and Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery.
Cooper University Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma team is recognizing National Trauma Awareness month with a public service announcement on distracted driving. Dr. Steven Ross, Head of the Division of Trauma at Cooper University Hospital, has recorded a sixty-second audio public service announcement that is being provided to radio stations throughout the region.
Is there a way to improve longevity and quality of life in patients with testicular or prostate cancer? This is just one of the many medical questions that were presented during Cooper University Hospital’s Research week—April 19-23, 2010. Cooper medical students and physicians worked for months identifying cases and studies, creating a better understanding of emerging health trends and new disease management techniques. Over 115 posters were displayed throughout the halls of the hospital and the winners took home more than $4,000 worth of cash prizes.
Every May, the Professional Council of the Department of Patient Care Services recognizes 16 nurses and other members of the healthcare delivery team at Cooper University Hospital for their hard work and dedication. These prestigious, peer-nominated awards honor the work of the recipients, whose leadership and practice promote the delivery of quality healthcare at Cooper. Each award, together with Nurse of the Year, has its own set of criteria for eligibility, including three letters of recommendation from staff within each nominee’s clinical discipline.
Cooper University Hospital is proud to announce the 2010 Nurse of the Year, Patricia Pearlman, R.N., R.N.C., staff nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This prestigious, peer-nominated award recognizes a nurse whose leadership and practice promotes the delivery of quality healthcare at Cooper.
On April 21, 2010 Cooper University Hospital honored its dedicated volunteers at a Recognition Luncheon at One Cooper Plaza. Cooper has over 550 volunteers who work both in the main hospital and at auxiliary fundraisers. In 2009, they collectively gave almost 55,000 hours of their time and services.
John Mason is the Patient Liaison for the PCU. He is one of seven recently hired employees for this newly developed position at Cooper. On a normal work day, he sees over 70 patients on his floor (N8/S8), introducing them to the unit and accommodating the needs of both the patient and his or her family in any way possible.