Today, Cooper University Hospital placed a Revo MRI™ SureScan® pacing system into a patient. This is the first MR-Conditional pacing system designed, tested and FDA approved for use in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment.
Patient enrollment has begun in the RECITAL (A Patient Registry Evaluating Closure Following Access with the Arstasis One Access System) Study. The non-randomized, prospective, post-approval study anticipates enrolling up to 500 patients in at least seven medical centers in the United States, including Cooper.
Andrea Russo, MD, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Services at Cooper, was recognized in the December issue of SJ Magazine as a well-respected “woman in medicine” and a healthcare leader who is making a difference in patient’s lives.
Vijay K. Rajput, MD, Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has won the prestigious Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award.
(Camden, New Jersey) Cooper University Hospital has been awarded a five-year grant totaling $1,307,706 from the Salem Health and Wellness Foundation (SH&WF) to provide health screening and counseling for cardiovascular disease (CV), peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and osteoporosis for residents of Salem County. The grant is the second largest ever awarded by the Foundation. Since 2005, the Cooper Heart Institute has partnered with the Salem Health and Wellness Foundation for the Salem County Cardiovascular Health Initiative (SCCHI). During the past three years, Sherri Jenkins, R.N., Community Health Educator, and her team screened more than 7,700 Salem County residents for cardiovascular problems. Salem County has the highest rate of heart disease and the highest mortality rate associated with heart disease in New Jersey. To combat these staggering statistics, Cooper instituted a program of screenings at over 250 various events and locations throughout the county. Health educational follow-up was provided and more than 33% of these patients sought medical help from area physicians based on the screening results.