New Position at Cooper Strongly Reinforces Patient-Family Centered Care

John Mason is the Patient Liaison for the PCU. He is one of seven recently hired employees for this newly developed position at Cooper. On a normal work day, he sees over 70 patients on his floor (N8/S8), introducing them to the unit and accommodating the needs of both the patient and his or her family in any way possible.

Benefits of Breastfeeding

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.

CBS Early Show Airs Donor Story: Tragic Loss Leads to Miracle Births

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.

50 Most Powerful People in Healthcare in New Jersey

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.

H1N1-Related Visitor Restrictions Lifted

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...

March of Dimes 2010 National Ambassador Visits Cooper

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.