It was standing room only during Cooper University Hospital’s Grand Rounds last Thursday as medical students, residents, attending physicians and other healthcare professionals filled the room to participate in the program “Health Care Reform: What Does it Mean to You?”
Cooper Family Medicine is pleased to announce the consolidation and move of their Blackwood and Woodbury offices to: 123 Egg Harbor Road in Sewell, N.J. 08080. Jessica Horvath-Matthews, M.D., Danielle Nordone, D.O. and John F. Robertson, Jr., M.D. will be seeing patients at this office.
CBS3 aired a news segment with Lori B. Feldman-Winter, M.D., Division Head of Adolescent Medicine, about breast feeding and the benefits associated with it for both the mother and the infant as opposed to using formula. A study estimates that if 90 percent of women breast fed babies for their first six months more than 900 infant deaths could be prevented and more than $13 billion in health care costs could be saved.
On Thursday morning, the CBS Early Show aired a special piece about the Clegg family who lost their son after he suffered severe injuries in a car accident. Their child was a patient at Cooper. His family worked with the Trauma and Pediatric teams to facilitate their son becoming an organ donor. His heart was transplanted to Stafania Demayo, who recently was able to give birth to twins as a result of her new heart.
NJBIZ editors spoke with insiders in the medical, insurance, pharmaceutical, biotech and policy field to develop a list of the 50 most powerful people in health care in New Jersey. Among the list are George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of the Board at Cooper, John P. Sheridan Jr., President and CEO, and Jeffrey Brenner, M.D., Family Medicine physician at Cooper.
The hospital's visitor restrictions, which were enacted in the fall during the height of the H1N1 outbreak, have been lifted. Children under 18 are once again allowed to accompany or visit patients in the hospital. As always, visitors are asked to observe the following visiting guidelines...
You may see a small but mighty young man walking through Cooper’s halls on Wednesday, March 24. March of Dimes 2010 National Ambassador, seven-year-old Joshua Hoffman of Weston, Florida will visit Cooper’s level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which cares for more than 300 premature and sick babies per year. It is a unit that Joshua and his family know all too well—he was born prematurely, weighing only 1 pound, 11 ounces. He fought hard to survive, spending 14 weeks in a newborn intensive care unit, where he received treatment for serious breathing, heart and vision problems.
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published an article about Governor Christie’s decision to give hospitals $867.9 million in aid, up $11.3 million, during the fiscal year that starts July 1. This would be accomplished by doubling a tax on hospital revenue in order to secure matching federal money.
Cooper University Hospital has appointed Kristin Lynne Brill, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director of The Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Program of the Cooper Cancer Institute. Dr. Brill will also serve as the Director of the Section of Breast Surgery within Cooper’s Department of Surgery.
The Executive Women of New Jersey ("EWNJ") will honor 37 women of professional distinction in New Jersey at its “Salute to the Policy Makers” 2010 Awards Dinner on May 13. Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, will be one of the honorees. The awards dinner pays tribute to these women for their professional achievements and contributions to their organizations.