The COVID-19 testing location at Dudley Grange Park at 3101 Federal Street in East Camden will wind down operations on Thursday, July 2, 2020. The site, operated jointly by Cooper University Health Care, the Camden County Freeholder Board, and Camden County Health Department, provided critical testing and information to thousands of residents of Camden County since early May. The site has experienced a reduction in the number of people coming for COVID-19 testing over the past few weeks. Read more.
As the state and region gradually begin to re-open, Cooper University Health Care continues to take steps to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 by introducing a “touchless experience” at its primary and specialty care offices.
“While many things have changed in the past few months, our practice of putting our patients’ health first has not changed and we are extending our use of technology to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and other illnesses by providing a touchless health care experience for our patients,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper. Read more.
Sick and injured stuffed bears help alleviate kids’ fears of going to the hospital and doctor
One of the highlights at Cooper University Health Care each spring is the Teddy Goes to Cooper program where kindergarten students from KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy visit the hospital to learn about staying healthy and to alleviate fears about going to the doctor. (Scroll down to see photos and videos!) Read more.
Thursday, June 18 marked the beginning of the 43rd annual National Nursing Assistants’ Week. Cooper Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President Kathy Devine, DrNP, RN, shared these remarks on behalf of the entire Senior Nursing team:
“This week provides a timely opportunity to foster and highlight the incredible work of Cooper University Health Care nursing supportive care team members.
Cooper in the top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety Second Year in a Row
Cooper University Health Care has earned the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades. The ranking places Cooper among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety as evaluated by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems. Read more.
DLL, a global asset finance company, has donated 80 iPad minis to Cooper University Health Care to enhance communications for patients and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
With restricted visitor policies in place to continue to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Cooper has used various technologies, including computer tablets, to facilitate communications between patients and their loved ones. Read more.
Congratulations to Cooper University Health Care’s residents and fellows who are graduating today. We offer our heartfelt thanks to our residents and fellows for being integral members of the Cooper team, and for embodying our mission to serve, to heal, to educate.
The last few months of training have been demanding for our residents and fellows, to say the least. When faced with unprecedented challenges during Cooper’s COVID-19 response, they rose to the occasion. Read more.
On Friday, June 5, 2020, the Patient Transportation Department was honored by its management for the fine work they’ve done during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Andy Davis, Director of our Patient Transportation team shared the following with us:
“We celebrated our Patient Transportation Team with a pizza party and prize raffle, and presented a “Superhero’s Certificate” for their service and efforts to our patients.
76ers and The GIANT Company team up to donate 2,500 meals to Philadelphia and Camden hospital workers.
Companies to support female and minority-owned restaurants through their “Off Their Plate” non-profit.
The Philadelphia 76ers and The GIANT Company announced today a joint initiative entitled, “Feeding the Frontlines,” which will provide meals to hospital workers through local restaurants. Together they will donate 2,500 meals to healthcare workers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a grantee of the Sixers Youth Foundation, as well as partner hospital Cooper University Health Care in Camden, Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and other local healthcare providers. Read more.
CAMcare Health Corporation in partnership with Cooper University Health Care and the Housing Authority of the City of Camden announce an innovative COVID testing program geared towards the residents and staff of the city’s Senior Centers.
“CAMcare’s mission is to help our friends and neighbors live healthier without considering their ability to pay. And in a crisis like this, what better way than to provide testing in our community!” Read more.