Ever hear the expression that a picture is worth a thousand words? It can also promote emotional and spiritual healing for patients at Cooper University Hospital.
New wall mounted white boards are being installed in each of the patient rooms at the foot of the bed. The installation began late February and will continue until all the patient rooms are completed. Additionally, gripper strips are being placed on patient doors and in patient rooms above the heads of the bed. The gripper strips are excellent places to post pertinent information regarding patient care and can be shared with all caregivers.
Members of the 9th Floor staff organized an event for a patient who expressed sadness over missing her daughter’s first visit with Santa. The only person that day who did not have tears in her eyes was baby Zoe, who happened to think Santa was pretty great.
We're happy to announce a new tradition to celebrate the birth of babies at Cooper. Each time a baby is born at the hospital, a few notes of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” is played over the public address system throughout One Cooper Plaza.
The votes are in! Employee entries for the Planetree Cute Pet photo contest totaled over 700 and came from nearly every department in the Cooper system - from Willingboro to Voorhees and from Camden to Washington Township.
This week, the Burlington County Times published an article about Cooper’s Planetree initiative to have members of Symphony in C perform in several of Cooper’s offices every Monday during the month of October. This is part of several activities offered for Patient & Family Centered Awareness Month.
This week, the Philadelphia Business Journal published an article about Cooper’s Patient Liaisons, a position created several months ago to enhance patient satisfaction and promote the Planetree philosophy of patient-family centered care.
A few months ago, employees were given complementary zinnia flower seeds to promote the launch of our new rewards and recognition program. Richard Handschumacher, an Employee/Labor Relations Manager in the Human Relations department, recently sent along these photos from his home where those original seeds are now in full bloom. Nice work!
Thanks to all of our doctors, nurses and employees who joined us this past Sunday at Six Flags Great Adventure for the annual Cooper Family Picnic!
Congratulations to this year's Spirit of Planetree Physician Champion and Caregiver of the Year: Michael E. Chansky, M.D., Chief, Emergency Department, and Barbara A. McCarty, Director of Child Life Services. The Spirit of Planetree Awards promote patient and family-centered care by recognizing those who personalize and demystify the health care experience for our patients.