Cardiac Partners at Cooper and Inspira First in Region to Reach Heart Valve Device Milestone

Cardiac Partners Structural Heart team celebrated the 100th successful implantation of the lifesaving Mitral Clip. The Mitral Clip is a device for high-risk heart patients who have a severe form of leaky mitral valve disorder, called mitral regurgitation, and who were deemed too frail or sick to undergo open heart surgery. This new FDA-approved treatment was first offered at Cooper in the Spring of 2019. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Named Among Top 5% of Hospitals in the U.S. for Patient Safety by Healthgrades for Fourth Consecutive Year

Cooper University Health Care today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Cooper among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers. Cooper has received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for four consecutive years (2019-2022) and is the only hospital in South Jersey to achieve the award in 2022. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care is Revolutionizing Neurological Care in the Region With New Specialized Unit to Treat Strokes and Cerebrovascular Disorders

New facility located in the Emergency Department will offer rapid treatments  

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Cooper University Health Care’s Neurological Institute is transforming neurological care in the region with the opening of a new, dedicated Acute Stroke and Neuro Interventional Suite within its Emergency Department – the first of its kind in the nation. Cooper is the first comprehensive stroke center in the United States equipped with the latest generation Siemens Healthineers biplane angiography suite integrated with a CT scanner, providing fully integrated surgical image guidance for minimally invasive treatment of strokes. Read more.

Local Credit Union Supports Cooper University Health Care Frontline Team Members

Thank you to First Harvest Credit Union for providing lunch for some of our hardworking team members on the frontlines this week.  Members of Cooper’s Nursing Leadership team were on hand to greet Ernest Huggard, CPA, president and CEO of First Harvest (fourth from right) and Kenneth Barnshaw, senior vice president of external relations of First Harvest (far right), as they delivered the meals. Read more.

Cooper’s Military, Diplomatic, and Field Surgical Affairs Sponsors Second ASSET Course

Recently, Cooper’s Military, Diplomatic, and Field Surgical Affairs held its 2ndAdvanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) course with Cooper surgical residents, trauma fellows, medical students, U.S. Army OR Techs, LPNs, EMTs and Army health care providers assigned to Cooper participating. Nearly 40 participants spent an intensive day of learning about advanced surgical trauma care in Cooper Medical School of Rowan University’s Anatomy Laboratory with instruction from Cooper’s highly skilled trauma team. Read more.

Keep on Truckin’: NJ Italian American Police Society Say ‘Thank You’ to Nurses at Cooper University Health Care with Unique Donation of Toy Trucks

Members of the New Jersey Italian American Police Society visited Cooper University Health Care to pay tribute to nurses for their efforts throughout the pandemic by donating a supply of collectible toy Hess trucks. Nurses at Cooper will have a chance to win one of the trucks to give to a child in their life through a special giveaway.

“We want to thank the New Jersey Italian American Police Society for thinking of Cooper with this special gift. Read more.

Cherry Hill Imports Auto Group Provides Meals for Cooper University Health Care Team Members

Team members at Cooper University Health Care recently enjoyed a special lunch as a thank you to frontline health care workers courtesy of the good folks at Cherry Hill Imports Auto Group.

Over a period of several days, representatives from Cherry Hill Imports Auto Group provided more than 300 meals for a number of Cooper team members in clinical units hit particularly hard during the recent COVID-19 surge. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Wins National Award for Documentary Video Series Preserving the Experiences of Frontline Health Care Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cooper University Health Care was recently named the winner of Ragan Communications’ PR Daily Content Marketing Awards for the Best Video Series for Stories in Care, a riveting 22-part documentary style miniseries highlighting the powerful and emotional COVID-19 experiences of its frontline workers. The purpose of the national competition was to highlight the power of storytelling to connect with and inspire audiences. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Donates 200,000 KN95 Masks; Camden County Metro Police and Sheriff’s Department Will Assist in Distribution

To help the community prevent the spread of COVID-19, Cooper University Health Care will provide 200,000 non-medical grade KN95 masks to be distributed throughout Camden with the assistance of the Camden County Metro Police and Sheriff’s Departments.

The masks are not appropriate for clinical settings in hospitals and were purchased early in the pandemic when there was a significant shortage of all types of masks.   Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Launches New Endocrine Surgery Sub-specialty, Lisa Reid, MD, Named Section Leader

Cooper University Health Care has launched a new Section of Endocrine Surgery, and has appointed distinguished endocrine specialist Lisa Reid, MD, as the inaugural section head of the department.

The new Section of Endocrine Surgery will provide specialized treatment for patients with a wide range of endocrine diseases including diabetes, Cushing’s syndrome, Grave’s disease, goiters, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and adrenal and thyroid cancers among other conditions. Read more.