Last week, Rowan University held an undergraduate commencement ceremony for the class of 2010. Former graduate Marque Allen addressed those in attendance while accepting this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. During his speech, Allen and his wife, Yvette, officially presented the University with the first donation to fund a scholarship at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
Richard Selznick, Ph.D., Director of the Cooper Learning Center, wrote an article featured in the Great Schools Newsletter about seven strategies to help your child climb from struggles to success. Shut-down learners are children who become academically discouraged and disconnected from school over time.
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.
We celebrated the opening of our new multi-specialty facility in Willingboro with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour on Monday night. The 11,000 square feet of practice space is in the heart of Burlington County and will offer patients an array of services, including: Podiatry, Vascular Surgery, Urology, Dermatology, Nephrology, Rheumatology as well as Primary Care.
The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article about Mr. Chris Koniers and his wife Franny, both breast cancer survivors, who participated in this year's walk for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Philadelphia. Last Mother’s Day, Mr. Koniers was just a bystander, supporting his wife as she walked during the annual event. This year, he was a part of the race as a breast cancer survivor himself, walking along side of his wife and thousands of other women fighting for a cure.
Students from Seneca High School were exposed to what day-to-day life is like at a Level I Trauma Center on Wednesday during a three-hour course that included examples of execution-style gunshot wounds, severe burns and suicide attempts as well as simulated trauma cases. The lesson for students - most trauma injuries are preventable.
Congratulations to this year's Spirit of Planetree Physician Champion and Caregiver of the Year: Michael E. Chansky, M.D., Chief, Emergency Department, and Barbara A. McCarty, Director of Child Life Services. The Spirit of Planetree Awards promote patient and family-centered care by recognizing those who personalize and demystify the health care experience for our patients.
Beau Biden, the Attorney General in Delaware and son of Vice President Joe Biden, suffered a mild stroke Tuesday morning. As part of their coverage, CBS3's medical reporter, Stephanie Stahl, spoke with Thomas Mirsen, M.D., Director of the Stroke Program at Cooper University Hospital, for perspective and additional information about stroke symptoms, treatment and recovery.
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.