“We are thankful to have Dr. Cooper back at Lake Regional’s Emergency Department,” said Lake Regional CEO Dane W. Henry, FACHE. “A lake-area native and graduate of Camdenton High School, he understands the unique needs of our community and the importance of our Emergency Department.”
Dr. Cooper got his start at Lake Regional as a patient care tech before beginning medical school. He returned in 2012 and served four years as an Emergency Department physician, earning the honor of Lake Regional’s Physician of the Year in 2014. He has more than 10 years of emergency medicine experience.
“After training in different areas of care, I found emergency medicine to be the best fit for me,” Dr. Cooper said. “It puts you in a situation where you can help people in a time of need.”
Dr. Cooper and his wife, Jennifer, have three children. Jennifer is also from the lake area.
“This is where we both grew up, so this is coming home,” Dr. Cooper said.
More than 37,000 patients are treated in Lake Regional Emergency Department each year. The hospital is a Level II Stroke Center, Level II STEMI (heart attack) Center and Level III Trauma Center. Hospitals must be well-equipped to treat these emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week to receive these designations from the state. And Lake Regional is the only hospital between Columbia and Springfield that is a state-designated center for all three emergencies. Learn more at www.lakeregional.com/emergency.