Miss New Jersey Contestant Visits Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper

On Saturday, June 12, 2010, Brenna Welsh, a state finalist competing for the title of Miss New Jersey visited patients at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. Brenna is part of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). She has been traveling to area hospitals trying to raise awareness so medical facilities like Cooper continue to educate their patient’s and staff on rare disorders and treatment options.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Presents Check to Cooper’s Pediatric Emergency Department

On Thursday, June 10, 2010, Erik Cautin, of Baim Enterprises, representing Ronald McDonald House Charities and Teddy Thomas, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House of Southern Jersey presented a check for $25,000 to Cooper’s Pediatric Emergency Department. This generous donation has helped to provide a more comfortable space for Cooper’s Pediatric Families in our Emergency Department.

Rowan, Cooper Appoint Founding Dean to Lead Medical School

Paul Katz, MD, has been selected as the Founding Dean of the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He currently is the Vice Dean of Faculty and Clinical Affairs at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pa. As leader of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Katz becomes the Founding Dean of the first, four-year allopathic medical school ever in South Jersey—and the first new medical school in the State of New Jersey in the past 30 years.

Cooper Study Published In JAMA Suggests Too Much Oxygen Following Cardiac Arrest May Be Harmful, Not Helpful

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.