Representatives from Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper visited St. Anthony of Padua School in Camden on Thursday, April 12, 2018, to accept several dozen handmade “heart hug” pillows crafted by sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students as part of a community outreach project. Read more.
More than 125 kindergartners from the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy visited Cooper University Health Care on April 11, 2018, to take part in the annual “Teddy Goes to Cooper” event. The Teddy Goes to Cooper program was developed to help alleviate young children’s fears of visiting the hospital or the doctor while teaching them healthy habits. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care recognized Thomas Egan, RN, of Philadelphia, with The DAISY Award for providing exceptional nursing care. Egan works as a nurse in Cooper’s Critical Care Unit. He was nominated by the family of a recent patient and was cited for his professional care, compassion, and advocacy on behalf of the patient. Read more.
Giving the gift of life through organ donation is one of the most selfless legacies a person can leave behind. On April 2, 2018, several family members of organ donors joined Cooper University Health Care staff and representatives from NJ Sharing Network to raise a special “Donate Life” flag high above Cooper in recognition of April’s Donate Life Month. Read more.
To meet the growth in the number of patients seeking surgery, today Cooper University Health Care opened eight new operating rooms including a special suite for vascular procedures, increasing its total number of operating rooms system-wide to 38.
As a leading academic, tertiary care health system with the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, demand for services at Cooper have grown over the past six years, particularly in the area of surgical services. Read more.
Dyslexia is a learning disability that causes difficulties with reading, writing and spelling. Students with dyslexia can effectively learn with appropriate educational interventions and teaching methods tailored to their specific learning disability. According to some experts, up to 15 percent of the population has dyslexia and related disorders.
The Cooper Learning Center at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper will examine this important topic at their fifth annual Dyslexia and Language Related Disabilities Conference: Facets of Dyslexia on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8 a.m. Read more.
The opioid epidemic has created a national public health crisis throughout the nation. One of the critical tools that first responders and front-line police officers are now carrying is called naloxone. This medication is an opioid antagonist and can in most instances make someone overdosing start breathing again by dislodging the opioid from the receptors in the brain.
The effects of opioids like heroin, fentanyl and OxyContin have proven deadly in Camden County and the country. Read more.
Twenty-nine individuals who gave the ultimate gift of life through organ and tissue donations were remembered during a moving ceremony held at Cooper University Health Care on March 20, 2018.
The donor remembrance event, co-sponsored by Cooper and NJ Sharing Network, included a reading of donor names, pinwheel planting, and a reception to honor those who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. Read more.
What if doctors spent an extra 40 seconds showing compassion for their patients? Surprisingly, research shows that those extra 40 seconds can have a tremendous impact for both the patient and the doctor. Stephen W. Trzeciak, MD, an intensivist at Cooper University Health Care and Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, has seen firsthand how powerful that extra care can be through his pioneering research on “Compassionomics” — the scientific study of how compassionate care can make a difference, and the implications of those extra 40 seconds in patient outcomes and health economics. Read more.
On March 6, “F.D.A. Approves First Home Testing for 3 Breast Cancer Mutations, With Caveats” ran in the New York Times:
“The Food and Drug Administration for the first time has authorized a genetic testing company to offer screenings for three breast cancer mutations common in Ashkenazi Jews, giving consumers the ability to initiate testing at home and see results without talking to a doctor or counselor.” – as reported by Roni Caryn Rabin.