Celebration of Life Brings Smiles to Pediatric Trauma Patients, Families, and Cooper Staff

On Saturday, September 14, Cooper celebrated the resiliency and triumphs of pediatric patients who have received care in the pediatric trauma program.  Michael Goodman, MD, Chief and Chairman of Pediatrics, and Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, Pediatric Trauma Medical Director, welcomed guests who then enjoyed a Super Hero themed event with activities for children of all ages and a picnic-style lunch.  Cooper staff enjoyed seeing their prior patients and families from the prior two years. Read more.

Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner Raises $125,000 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

More Than $1 Million Raised Since First Event in 2011

Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, announced that the Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner, held on Sept. 17, raised $125,000 for the lung cancer program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

Since its founding in 2011, this annual event has raised more than $1 million to support lung cancer research at MD Anderson at Cooper, South Jersey’s most comprehensive resource for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. Read more.

Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III Announces Establishment of Bahamian Relief Fund to Help Victims of Hurricane Dorian

Cooper University Health Care Chairman George E. Norcross III announced that the health system, through The Cooper Foundation, has established a Bahamian Relief Fund to provide support to those affected by Hurricane Dorian that devastated the island nation last week. In the past few years, Cooper employees have contributed over $45,000 for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Houston following Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Harvey. Read more.

New Carotid Procedure at Cooper University Health Care Lowers Stroke Risk and Recovery Time First Hospital in South Jersey to Offer Minimally Invasive Technique

A potential complication of traditional vascular surgery and stenting for stroke prevention in patients with carotid artery disease is the risk of a stroke occurring during the procedure itself. Vascular surgeons at Cooper University Health Care are now performing a new, advanced minimally invasive technique to deliver a stent into a blocked artery while reducing the risk of stroke. Cooper is the first hospital in the South Jersey region to offer this procedure. Read more.

Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Deliver ‘Gestures of Hope’ to Cancer Patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

Representatives from Subaru of America’s corporate headquarters and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) delivered messages of hope and 80 specially made blankets to inpatients at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper to help encourage them in their fight against cancer.

“This is such a generous and kind gesture from our friends from Subaru of America, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” said Generosa Grana, MD, director of MD Anderson at Cooper. Read more.

Register Now: Advanced Practice Provider Symposium

Advanced Practice Providers are invited to register for an education symposium to be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 8 a.m – 4:30 p.m. at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Cooper University Health Care’s Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Symposium is designed to enhance APP’s knowledge in areas of surgery, osteoporosis, pharmacology, pediatrics, infectious disease and cardiovascular care. Our speakers are experts in their field and are delighted to share current evidence-based treatments and exciting new developments in their areas of expertise. Read more.

Commentary: What it Was Like to be a Medical Resident During Hahnemann’s Closure

One day, John Williamson and Madison Crutcher were moving in together. The next, their worlds were turned upside down.

In late June 2019, my girlfriend Madison Crutcher and I moved in together in Philadelphia’s Fairmount section as we both continued our medical residencies at Hahnemann University Hospital. We hoped it would be an exciting new chapter in our relationship.

Two days later, Hahnemann announced it was closing, throwing our future into question. Read more.

Rana Awdish, MD, Author of In Shock, Discusses Improving the Patient Experience Through Connection and Communication During the Seventh Annual Berkowitz Family Foundation Lecture Program

Rana Awdish, MD, author of In Shock, yesterday discussed her best-selling memoir based on her first-hand account of going from a young critical care physician to a dying patient in an instant. She was the featured speaker for the Seventh Annual Berkowitz Family Foundation Lecture Program.

Awdish is Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Medical Director of Care Experience at Henry Ford Health System, and Assistant Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Employees and The Cooper Foundation Donate Backpacks, School Supplies to Camden Students

More Than 2,200 Backpacks and School Supplies Donated Through The Cooper Foundation’s Operation Backpack

CAMDEN, N.J. — The Cooper Foundation, along with city officials and school leaders, today distributed backpacks and school supplies to every student at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy (KCNA) Lanning Square Primary and Middle School campus and KCNA Whittier Middle School in Bergen Square. KCNA serves students in Pre-K through 8th grade. Read more.