Alert: 1000 Salem Road Office Closed February 15, 2017

Due to an external issue with our facility located at 1000 Salem Road, Willingboro, NJ, all patient appointments scheduled for today, February 15, 2017, must be rescheduled or moved to another Cooper office. We apologize for this inconvenience and will work to accommodate you as best we can until the issue with the building is resolved.

All patients scheduled for today at our 1000 Salem Road, Willingboro, NJ, office should call 609.877.1001. Read more.

12-Year-Old Girl Donates More Than 1,300 Books to Pediatric Patients at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care

Charlotte Olson

Charlotte Olson

Charlotte Olson decided before Christmas 2016 that she would like to do some kind of service project to help others. Inspired by the national Reach Out and Read program, Charlotte decided to collect books and donate them for hospitalized children at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care. Charlotte’s goal was to collect 1,000 books. She started by telling friends and neighbors and placed a large box on her family’s front porch. Read more.

Cooper Trauma Center Provides $10,000 for Purchase of Tourniquets For Camden County Police Department as Part of “Stop the Bleed” Education and Training

The Trauma Center at Cooper University Health Care recently purchased $10,000 worth of tourniquets which will be distributed to all officers in the Camden County Police Department in conjunction with specialized bleeding control training they received from Cooper’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team.

Group shot -- Trauma-EMS tourniquets

Members of the Cooper EMS and Cooper Trauma Center with the tourniquets: Jamie Eisele, RN, trauma nursing; Stacey Staman, pediatric trauma program coordinator; Craig French, Cooper EMS medical coordination director; Brian Collins, EMS outreach coordinator; John Chovanes, MD, trauma surgeon; Joe McNamee, trauma technician; Mary LaChant, RN, associate trauma program coordinator; Lori Lodge, director of Cooper trauma program; and John Porter, MD, medical director for trauma services at Cooper and director of South Jersey’s only state-designated Level I Trauma Center.

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Huntington’s Disease Education Day

Huntington’s Disease Society of America—New Jersey Chapter &  Cooper University Health Care Present:

Huntington's Disease Society of America, NJ Chapter

Huntington’s Disease Society of America, NJ Chapter

Huntington’s Disease Education Day
Saturday, February 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Vineland Public Library
1058 East Landis Ave.
Vineland, NJ 08360

Dr. Amy Colcher, Clinical Care and Treatment – Cooper University Health Care
Dr. Andrew McGarry, Clinical Trials and Research – Cooper University Health Care

Free to attend, lunch included.  Read more.

Avon Breast Health Outreach Program Awards Grant to MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $37,000 one-year grant to MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper’s Camden County Cancer Screening Project (CCCSP) to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. It is the tenth year that the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women to support its work on this important health issue, and in recognition of the program’s excellence. Read more.

New Jersey Becomes First US State with Universal Baby Box Program to Provide a Safe and Supported Start in Life for Every Child

Expecting mothers who complete an online education program in New Jersey will get a free baby box. Cooper University Healthcare hospital helped develop the Baby Box University syllabus for New Jersey parents and is hosting a special Baby Box launch event today at Roberts Pavilion Lobby.

Cooper University Health Care Delivers on Promise to Improve EMS Services to City of Camden

In 2016, Cooper EMS responded to nearly 10 percent more calls and responded within eight-minutes on more than 90 percent of ALS calls meeting a national benchmark. In addition, Cooper EMS provided additional community outreach, education, and training services to local residents and emergency professionals.

Patient Guidance Regarding Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections Associated With Heater-Cooler Devices

Cooper University Health Care is notifying patients who have had open-heart surgery about a potential infection risk related to this surgery.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating reports that a device used to heat and cool the blood during surgery has been linked to a rare bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera, a type of bacteria known as nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM).   Read more.