For many years, the medical community has debated whether a positive patient experience (often termed “patient satisfaction”) has an impact on clinical outcomes in the hospital. While a correlation was thought to exist, a new study published March 17 in the Journal of Patient Experience by researchers at Cooper University Health Care shows that there is an association between a positive patient experience and favorable clinical outcomes in U.S. Read more.
Study Finds Fewer Than Half of Patients Survive One Year
Frontline will feature an interview with Jeffrey Brenner, MD, Director of the Camden Coalition and family medicine specialist at Cooper University Hospital. The program takes an inside look at the issues of urban medicine and the unique approaches that Dr. Brenner and his team are using to address “superutilizers” of the healthcare system.
The February issue of SJ Magazine featured an article about life saving medical advances in emergency cardiac care. Therapeutic hypothermia is a treatment used on cardiac arrest patients. After a patient is resuscitated, they are cooled so that their core body temperature drops in order to prevent brain damage caused by the heart stopping.
This week’s edition of The New Yorker published a comprehensive report highlighting the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Jeffrey Brenner, MD, Director of the Coalition and a physician at Cooper, and its innovative approach to reducing health-care costs. Through the creation of the Camden Coalition and his use of data mining and statistical analysis to map health-care use and expenses, Brenner and his team have helped hundreds of Camden patients better navigate the healthcare system.
On Thursday, the Asbury Park Press published an article about a medical exercise hosted by The U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center known as Eagle Flag. During the drill, various local, state and federal agencies — from municipal first-aid squads to the Federal Emergency Management Agency — respond to a scenario in which a category 3 hurricane hits the Garden State.
Today, Cooper University Hospital unveiled its new, expanded Emergency Department (ED) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for employees and visitors. The new facility is 33,000 square feet and includes 36 brand new, state-of-the-art patient rooms, including: designated adult and pediatric treatment and resuscitation rooms, two private triage rooms, a separate pediatric waiting room, and two decontamination rooms.
Southern New Jersey took its emergency preparedness to a higher level with a seminar and Tabletop Exercise conducted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. This program involved many emergency preparedness stakeholders including local, county, and state emergency management officials, public health departments, and homeland security.
On Thursday, June 10, 2010, Erik Cautin, of Baim Enterprises, representing Ronald McDonald House Charities and Teddy Thomas, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House of Southern Jersey presented a check for $25,000 to Cooper’s Pediatric Emergency Department. This generous donation has helped to provide a more comfortable space for Cooper’s Pediatric Families in our Emergency Department.
Critical Care and Emergency Medicine researchers at Cooper University Hospital have published a research study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), one of the leading medical journals. Their research, which was a large multicenter study of adult patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after resuscitation from cardiac arrest, found that exposure to hyperoxia, or excessively high oxygen levels in the blood, is a common occurrence and an independent predictor of in-hospital mortality.