Cooper EMS Team Members Honored at Camden Event during National EMS Week

(CAMDEN, NJ) Three Cooper EMS team members were honored by CamCare Health Corporation at a community event May 18 that paid tribute to Camden’s first responders during National EMS Week, May 15-21. Congratulations to EMS Supervisor Robert Attianese; Operations Manager and Chief Steven Hare, and EMT Barry Hunter who received citations from the Camden Board of Directors and Congressman Donald Norcross for outstanding service. Read more.

Cooper Center for Healing and Addiction Medicine Fellowship Team Members Participate in Seeds of Hope Ministries Run for a Life in Camden

On April 23, 2022, Cooper Center for Healing and Addiction Medicine Fellowship team members participated in the Seeds of Hope Ministries Run for a Life in Camden. Together with other community members, the team covered the Wiggins Waterfront Park course to honor those lost, and to raise awareness for people struggling with substance dependence and substance use disorder.

Information About Substance Dependence and Substance Use Disorder

SUD (Substance Use Disorder): People can be diagnosed with a specific type of SUD based on the primary substance that they are experiencing issues with, such as OUD (Opioid Use Disorder) or Stimulant Use Disorder. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Announces Nursing Excellence Award Winners, Trauma ICU Nurse Jamie Ritz Honored as Nurse of the Year

(CAMDEN, NJ) — Cooper University Health Care has named Jamie Ritz, BSN, RN, of Blackwood, NJ, as the recipient of the William A. Schwartz, Jr. Nurse of the Year Award. Ritz, who works in Cooper’s Trauma Surgical ICU, also received the Award for Excellence in Trauma Nursing as part of Cooper’s Annual Nursing Excellence Awards presented during National Nurses’ Week (May 6-12). Read more.

Special Delivery for Patients to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Cooper University Health Care is grateful once again to the The Lauren Rose Albert Foundation/ Mothers Matter Program for bringing cheer to mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers of patients undergoing treatment at Cooper with a special delivery of gift baskets on Friday, May 6 — just in time for Mother’s Day.

Since 2001, the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation has reached out to mothers-in-need by donating thousands of gift baskets overflowing with personal health and beauty care products to numerous health care facilities, women’s shelters and crisis programs, child care centers, and facilities such as Ronald McDonald House and the Memorial Veterans Home during the week of Mother’s Day. Read more.

Celebrating National Nurses Week

Two Cooper nurses featured with National Nurses Week message

In recognition of National Nurses Week, to take place May 6 through May 12 this year, Cooper University Health Care honors the committed, compassionate nurses who provide expert care to our patients and their families. Your dedication and hard work are crucial in supporting the health of our community and the patients you care for.

The American Nurses Association theme for this year’s Nurses Week is Nurses Make a Difference.

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Duck Delivery: Young sickle cell disease patients at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper receive award-winning social robot thanks to new collaboration with Aflac

My Special Aflac Duck® helps comfort young patients managing their disease

CAMDEN, NJ, April 29, 2022 – Today, several young patients being treated for sickle cell disease at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper received a cuddly new companion specially designed to help them through their medical journey.  A duck delivery and unboxing event celebrated the new collaboration between Cooper and Aflac to provide a My Special Aflac Duck free of charge to all pediatric sickle cell patients ages 3 and above who are undergoing treatment. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care and University Radiology Partner to Expand Radiology Services in Cherry Hill

(CHERRY HILL, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care and University Radiology, a leader in subspecialty medical imaging services in New Jersey, have joined in partnership to expand radiology services with a new imaging center in Cherry Hill.

The new University Radiology at Cooper facility is a state-of-the-art imaging center and is located on the ground floor of Cooper’s Cherry Hill campus on Route 70. Read more.

MD Anderson at Cooper Opens New Multi-Service Outpatient Unit in Camden

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper has expanded cancer services in the region with the opening of a new 13,000 square-foot multi-service outpatient unit at its flagship Camden location. The new unit, constructed in previously vacant shell space on the center’s top floor, offers a range of diagnostic and treatment service suites to expand and complement existing services at the cancer center. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Designated as “Top Performer” in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Healthcare Equality Index

Today, Cooper University Health Care has received an evaluation of 90 out of 100 and the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Donates More Than $50,000 in Medical Supplies to Support Ukrainian Relief Effort

Cooper University Health Care is donating more than $50,000 in medical supplies to help injured and displaced citizens in war-torn country of Ukraine. Cooper’s donation is part of an effort coordinated by the New Jersey Hospital Association and member hospitals in conjunction with the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA).

The donations collected from New Jersey hospitals will be transported from New Jersey to Poland and then will be distributed to selected drop-off points across Ukraine. Read more.