MD Anderson at Cooper Team Shows Their Support at Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Pink Tie Ball

Members of the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper breast cancer team attended the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Pink Tie Ball on Saturday, October 14 at Vie in Philadelphia.

Susan G. Komen Philadelphia supports MD Anderson Cooper breast cancer screening, education and outreach programs each year through generous grants.

Pictured are: Vivian Bea, MD, breast surgeon, Christina Brus, MD, medical oncologist, Preeti Sudheendra, MD, medical oncologist, Mary Rooney, RN, breast cancer nurse navigator, Kamel Abou Hussein, MD, medical oncologist.

Pictured are: Vivian Bea, MD, breast surgeon, Christina Brus, MD, medical oncologist, Preeti Sudheendra, MD, medical oncologist, Mary Rooney, RN, breast cancer nurse navigator, Kamel Abou Hussein, MD, medical oncologist.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Participates in “Light the Night”

Physicians, nurses and staff from MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper joined patients at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Cooper River Park to honor and remember those with blood cancers. MD Anderson Cooper was a proud sponsor of the event and celebrates the work done by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Read more.

Cooper President and CEO Adrienne Kirby Recognized by Garden State Council Boy Scouts of America

Congratulations to Cooper President and CEO Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, who was honored by the Garden State Council Boy Scouts of America in the South Jersey Area with the Camden County Woman of Achievement Award on Wednesday, October 12, 2017. This event recognized the outstanding women of South Jersey in each county.

Dr. Kirby, at the podium, was introduced by William G. Smith, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Cooper (right).

Dr. Kirby, at the podium, was introduced by William G.

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Cooper University Health Care receives national recognition for meritorious outcomes in surgical care from The American College of Surgeons

Cooper University Health Care is one of 66 hospitals nationally recognized by The American College of Surgeons 2017 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.  As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Cooper is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements. Read more.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Holds Educational Dense Breast Clinic

This week, the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper’s breast health team held “Dense Breast and Abnormal Breast Imaging,” an opportunity for women to learn more about the management of abnormalities found on mammograms and how having dense breasts can affect their risk for breast cancer. Twenty-six women attended this interactive program, which was presented by Beth Ann Quattrocchi, APN, Pauline Germaine, DO, and Vivian Bea, MD. Read more.

Behind the Stethoscope: Pallav K. Mehta, MD

Behind the Stethoscope is a new series from the team at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, introducing you to the men and women at your side in your fight against cancer.

Pallav Mehta, MD

Pallav K. Mehta, MD

Pallav K. Mehta, MD
Director of Integrative Oncology
Department of Hematology/Medical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

What was your first job?

I worked in a flower shop making floral arrangements at age 15. Read more.

First Year Medical Students Spend “Week on the Wards” at Cooper

CMSRU student Seema Doshi (left) with Dr. Edward Deal and student Kuntal Bhowmick.

CMSRU student Seema Doshi (left) with Dr. Edward Deal and student Kuntal Bhowmick.

As part of their training, first-year medical students at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University are taking part in a “Week on the Wards” course directed by Meena Khandelwal, MD, FACOG, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at CMSRU and Director of Grand Rounds Ob/GYN at Cooper.

For two weeks beginning October 9, the students are rotating throughout different units at Cooper University Hospital to observe hospital operations first-hand. Read more.

Real Men Wear Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness for detection, treatment, education, and research of breast cancer, as well as programs to support those affected by this disease.

This month, Dr. Anthony Dragun, Chairman and Chief of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is participating in the Real Men Wear Pink initiative of the American Cancer Society. Read more.

Cooper Nurse Joins Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

Harriet Itoka, HPAE Local 5185 at CarePoint HealthBayonne Medical Center and Joan Davis, HPAE Local 5118 at Cooper University Health Care ready to join their union sisters and brothers headed to Puerto Rico.

Harriet Itoka, HPAE Local 5185 at CarePoint Health Bayonne Medical Center and Joan Davis, HPAE Local 5118 at Cooper University Health Care, ready to join their union sisters and brothers headed to Puerto Rico. Photo credit and caption: Health Professionals & Allied Employees via Facebook.

When Cooper University Health Care nurse Joan Davis, RN, saw a request for volunteers to help in disaster relief in Puerto Rico, she knew in her heart she had to answer the call.  Read more.

Cooper Delivers Supplies to Mt Holly Armory for Volunteers Helping in Puerto Rico

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, staff from Cooper University Health Care delivered 350 blankets and pillows for volunteers who are in Puerto Rico to assist with emergency management and aid in rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. This effort was part of a collaboration of New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s affiliated unions in construction, transportation, and healthcare.


The Cooper Foundation Puerto Rico Fund has been established to collect donations to support the people of Puerto Rico, who have suffered devastating losses after being hit by Hurricane Maria. Read more.