The Ripa Center Offers Six-Week Osteoporosis Program – Strengthen the Bone


The Ripa Center Offers Six-Week Osteoporosis Program – Strengthen the Bone

The Ripa Center Offers Six-Week Osteoporosis Program – Strengthen the Bone

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the bones. Individuals with osteoporosis have bones that have become thin and are at increased risk for fracture. While bone loss is a normal part of the aging process, osteoporosis is a treatable condition.

To help women understand osteoporosis and reduce the risks associated with bone loss, The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper is offering a six-week program that provides patient education, exercise, guidance, and self-management. Read more.

Cooper Brings Dance Party to Patient

Cooper Brings Dance Party to Patient

Cooper Brings Dance Party to Patient

When Yasha P. couldn’t attend her school dance because she had been hospitalized, the nurses and staff of Cooper University Health Care brought a dance to her. According to Yasha’s mother, Kay, her daughter was disappointed that she would miss this year’s spring dance because of health reasons. On Friday, the staff surprised the family with a dance party including a dress, decorations, music, and games. Read more.

Two Health Systems Join Forces to Increase and Expedite Access to Specialty Health Care for Military and Veterans

HeroCare Connect

Cooper University Health Care and Deborah Heart and Lung Center announced today that the two health systems have joined forces to launch HeroCare Connect, a new service to provide convenient and expedited access to quality specialty health care for local active duty military, retirees, veterans, and their families. Military patients who are referred for specialty care will be able to see a specialist within 24 to 48 hours. Read more.

Celebration of Life and Remembrance on April 18

Writing our thoughts and wishes to loved ones on seeded paper for planting.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper recently hosted a Celebration of Life and Remembrance to allow families, friends, and caregivers to pay tribute to and celebrate the lives of their loved ones. Physicians, nurses, and staff also joined in to provide support and share how special each patient was to our team at MD Anderson Cooper. Read more.

Pinwheel Garden Planted at Cooper University Hospital to Recognize Child Abuse Awareness Month

Pinwheels for Prevention group photo at Cooper

At the pinwheel planting event (from left to right): Pediatrician Maria McColgan, MD; Social Worker Rita Varano, MSW; Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician Kathryn McCans, MD; Robyn Harvey, Executive Director, Women and Children’s Services; Health Coach Chantay Harris; and Michael Goodman, MD, Chief of the Department of Pediatrics.

Employees and staff of Cooper University Health Care and Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper “planted” a pinwheel garden on the front lawn of the hospital in honor of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Awareness Month.   Read more.

Polina Khrizman, MD From MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Delivers Keynote Address During Lung Force Expo

Polina Khrizman, MD, Medical Oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, delivers the keynote address to patients, caregivers and healthcare providers on the topic of Lung Cancer Screening at the Lung Force Expo being held at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, NJ.


Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S in both men and women. Read more.

Celebrating Dr. Robin Wilson-Smith’s 500th Surgery Using the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Dr. Robin Wilson-Smith

Dr. Robin Wilson-Smith

Congratulations to Robin Wilson-Smith, DO, FACOG, FACOOG, Attending Physician in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper on having recently performed her 500th surgery using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery System. Dr. Wilson-Smith is currently the #1 ranked robotic surgeon among gynecologic surgeons in the Central/Southern New Jersey area.

The da Vinci® Surgical System allows surgeons to operate through just a few small incisions. Read more.

Cooper Community Health Visits Collingswood Fire Department

Cooper’s Community Health Department kicked off their day with a visit to the Collingswood Fire Department to give cardiovascular screenings and comprehensive risk assessments to our community’s local heroes. Thank you to our local heroes for all they do for our community!

Group photo at Collingswood Fire Department

Mike Bortnowski of Cooper Community Health (right of center), Dr. Hyman (left of center), and Chief Keith Davis (center) with today’s firefighters, who completed the Helping Our Heroes Program.

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Physicians at Cooper Heart Institute First in Region to Perform Breakthrough Aortic Valve Replacement

Procedure presents new option for patients with complex anatomy

For patients who need a new aortic valve but who are poor candidates for either surgery or transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) through femoral-artery access, the Cooper Heart Institute now offers a new approach called transcaval TAVR.  Read more.