Search Begins for Founding Dean of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital have initiated a search for the founding dean of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. The dean will serve as the chief executive and intellectual leader of the medical school and is expected to have a dramatic impact on the future of health care delivery and education in South Jersey.

Final H1N1 Vaccine Clinic at Cooper for Current Flu Season on February 25th

The final H1N1 vaccine clinic for Cooper patients and employees will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Three Cooper Plaza, Suite 400, Camden, NJ. This will be your last opportunity to receive the vaccine at Cooper during the current flu season. Both the nasal vaccine (Flumist) and the injectable vaccine will be provided at these clinics subject to vaccine availability.

Cooper Medical Team Returns from Haiti Relief Mission

Today, Cooper University Hospital welcomed back a group of 18 doctors, nurses and technicians from a 12-day medical mission to Haiti. “We’re proud to welcome home the team of medical professionals from Cooper who spent nearly two weeks providing care to the thousands of people injured in the Haitian earthquake,” said John P. Sheridan, Jr., President and CEO of Cooper. “Congratulations on a job well done.”

Cooper University Hospital and Norcross Foundation Mobilizing Medical Team Deployment to Haiti

George E. Norcross, III, The Norcross Foundation and John P. Sheridan, Jr., President and CEO of Cooper University Hospital announce a medical mission to Haiti comprised of Cooper University Hospital medical professionals. Over the next several days, Cooper will be mobilizing a medical team and transporting them to Haiti to assist the Haitian people after the devastating earthquake that has brought death, severe injury and predicted widespread disease as a result of this catastrophe.

Cooper Opens First Hybrid Operating Room in South Jersey to Treat Aortic Disease

Cooper University Hospital unveiled South Jersey’s first hybrid operating room yesterday. The $3 million suite combines state-of-the-art surgical technology with three-dimensional angiography where Cooper’s vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons can perform intricate, minimally-invasive endovascular surgery on patients with severe, life-threatening aortic conditions, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Yesterday, doctors performed a successful endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in the new suite. “The hybrid OR places Cooper at the forefront of surgical technology and enables our surgeons to improve patient outcomes,” says Jeffrey P. Carpenter, M.D., Chief of Surgery at Cooper University Hospital. “The surgical suite has all the equipment, monitoring and imaging devices necessary to perform complex surgery without ever having to move the patient out of the OR during the procedure. This new technology is changing the standard of care in our region and Cooper is proud to be leading the way.”

Susan Bass Levin Takes Helm of Cooper University Hospital Foundation

Cooper University Hospital President and CEO, John P. Sheridan, Jr., announces that Susan Bass Levin has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cooper Foundation. Bass Levin currently serves as Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In this position, she is the senior New Jersey officer on a bi-state executive management team. This team oversees 7,000 public employees, as well as a $30 billion, 10-year capital budget and a $5.5 billion annual budget.

Cooper Appoints Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Cooper University Hospital has named Dianne Charsha, R.N., M.S.N., N.N.P.-B.C., its Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. Dianne previously served as Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Cooper, managing the operations of all inpatient beds, the Emergency Department, Trauma, Respiratory Therapy, and several outpatient departments.

Celebrate the Season at the Cooper Commons Holiday Festival

Last spring Camden officials unveiled the newly renovated Cooper Commons Park in the historic neighborhood adjacent to Cooper University Hospital. Cooper, who maintains the park, has partnered with Greater Camden Partnership, Symphony in C, Rowan University and Campbell’s Soup Co. to organize the First Annual Cooper Commons Holiday Festival on Friday, December 11, 2009 from 4:30 -5:30 p.m.