Drill Helps Medics Prepare for Hurricanes

On Thursday, the Asbury Park Press published an article about a medical exercise hosted by The U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center known as Eagle Flag. During the drill, various local, state and federal agencies — from municipal first-aid squads to the Federal Emergency Management Agency — respond to a scenario in which a category 3 hurricane hits the Garden State.

Milestone Reached for Electronic Health Record

On August 4th at 4:30am, Cooper University Hospital reached a significant milestone in the journey of maturing the Electronic Health Record (Epic) by taking a giant step toward the goal of a paperless record. I’m pleased to report that all Physician Documentation within the hospital is now being done with the EHR, placing Cooper in the forefront of a paperless record not only within the Delaware Valley, but the entire nation.

Cooper Experts Address Guidelines and Management at Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey 2010 Sports Concussion Summit

A panel of renowned medical experts in the field of sports related concussion presented the latest scientific evidence in practical concussion management techniques, at the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) 2010 Sports Concussion Summit in Plainsboro.

Robotic Surgery – Less Pain and a Faster Recovery for Most Patients

A Cooper patient, Samuel Sheerba of Willingboro, 73, with major artery blockages, had life-saving heart surgery at Cooper, just in the nick of time. "We're able to look at procedures and customize surgeries for our patients like never before," observes Richard Y. Highbloom, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon at Cooper.

News from Cooper’s Green Team

Cooper is continuing the process of going green. Various departments within the hospital are taking strides to become as sustainable and environmentally conscious as possible, and each hospital employee and visitor can help. Fran Cassidy and the Food and Nutrition Department have been environmentally friendly for years: purchasing locally grown produce, fair-trade coffee, cage-free eggs, and providing a menu with the cafeteria is giving discounts for use of reusable coffee cups, and has even begun investigating methods of composting for organic food waste.

Cooper Announces $1 Million in Corporate Funding for Cooper Plaza Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Projects

Cooper University Hospital today announced $1 million in corporate funding for several revitalization projects to support housing, stimulate economic development and improve neighborhood conditions in the Cooper Plaza community. The announcement was made at the site of nine new homes currently being built by Metro Camden Habitat for Humanity, the first construction project to kick-off under the Cooper Plaza Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit plan.