Cooper University Health Care Opens New Urgent Care Center in Runnemede, NJ

Cooper University Health Care celebrated the opening of its newest Urgent Care Center in Runnemede on June 27, 2017.

Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli and Runnemede Mayor Nick Kappatos joined Cooper University Health Care President and Chief Executive Officer, Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE; and, Michael E. Chansky, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Cooper, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read more.

Now Hiring: PICU and NICU RN (Full-time, Part-time, PRN)

Cooper University Health Care isn’t just another health care employer. We are a world-class organization with resources, expertise and innovation that can’t be found anywhere else in southern New Jersey.

The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper is well-recognized as a leader in the care of infants and children. With 64 beds, the nonprofit hospital is South Jersey’s only pediatric hospital. Specialty services include intensive care for infants and children, pediatric emergency care, neonatal and pediatric transport and pediatric specialty clinics. Read more.

Cooper Foundation Announces 2017 Cancer Research Grant Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Cooper Foundation‘s 2017 Cancer Research Grants:

Andres Ferber, MD Hematologic Malignancy Research, funded by the DiFlorio family, to Kamyar Nader, MD, “Malignant Hematology Database at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper”. Dr. Nadar will construct a database of malignant hematological conditions, such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma, non Hodgkin’s lymphomas, multiple myeloma, leukemia, myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative disorders. Read more.

Spotting Skin Changes: Skin Cancer Prevention

Summer is here and that means people will be spending more time at outside. While it feels good to catch some rays, it is always important to watch your exposure to the sun.  Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, one-in-five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime. Read more.

MD Anderson Cooper Nurse Practitioner Honored by American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Camden County

Helen Nichter, RN, MSN, APN-C, Breast Surgery Nurse Practitioner at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, was recently honored as the Healthcare Champion for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Camden County. Helen was recognized for her continued commitment to excellence in the provision of oncology care.

Congratulations, Helen!

Learn more about Relay For Life by clicking here. Read more.

Former Cooper Patient Credits Cooper Team with Saving His Life

When Kristen Rodriguez tweeted to FOX 29’s Mike Jerrick, she had one wish for Father’s Day: that her father might meet the Cooper trauma surgeon who saved his life. On Monday, June 19, the teams at Good Morning Philadelphia and Cooper University Health Care coordinated a surprise to help that wish come true. Seven weeks after Cooper Trauma Surgeon Dr. John Chovanes removed his gallbladder in an emergency surgery, Jack Bender was able to thank him in person. Read more.

Cooper Trauma Surgeon on Good Day Philadelphia to Talk About “Stop the Bleed”

Dr. Joshua P. Hazelton, Attending Surgeon with the Cooper Trauma Center, appeared on FOX 29’s Good Day Philadelphia program this morning to talk about “Stop the Bleed.”

“The first thing you want to do is direct pressure to the wound with gloves if you have gloves, of course, for safety. The next thing you want to do is get a tourniquet… what we want to do is get the tourniquet above the wound, between the wound and the heart. Read more.

The Surgical Group of South Jersey Joins Cooper University Health Care

In a move that will expand surgical services, the 12-member Surgical Group of South Jersey recently joined Cooper University Health Care.

“The Surgical Services Institute at Cooper has grown to become one of the largest surgical programs in the region,” said Adrienne Kirby, FACHE, president and CEO of Cooper University Health Care. “We welcome the Surgical Group of South Jersey to our growing team of surgical experts dedicated to providing the highest quality surgical care and an exceptional health care experience for our patients and their families.”

Since 2012, Cooper’s Surgical Services Institute, which offers specialties in trauma, vascular, breast, urological, bariatric, orthopaedic, ENT, and general surgery, among others, has experienced significant growth. Read more.