Cooper University Health Care Raises $30,000 for Hurricane Dorian Relief

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Cooper University Health Care Chairman George E. Norcross III announced that the health system, through The Cooper Foundation, has raised $30,000 to provide support to those affected by Hurricane Dorian which devastated the island nation of the Bahamas in early September. Mr. Norcross kicked-off the fundraising effort with a personal donation of $5,000.

“More than a month after the hurricane leveled entire communities there, the need for humanitarian help is still urgently needed,” said Mr. Read more.

South Jersey Auto Dealer Donates Three Mini Cars for Kids at Cooper University Health

Young Patients Will Ride in Style to the OR – Helping to Relieve Fear and Anxiety

Having surgery can be stressful for anyone, but especially for children.  Thanks to a special donation from Cherry Hill Imports Auto Group, children at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper will now have a new way to relieve some of their stress and anxiety while preparing for surgery. Read more.

Noted Neurosurgeon Joins the Cooper Neurological Institute

World-class vascular neurosurgeon Brian Jankowitz, MD, recently joined Cooper University Health Care as a member of the Cooper Neurological Institute, announced Tudor G. Jovin, MD, Chief and Chairman of the Cooper Neurological Institute.

Prior to joining Cooper, Dr. Jankowitz was associate professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and served as faculty of the UPMC Neurosurgery Department and UPMC Stroke Institute where he specialized in both open and endovascular neurosurgery. Read more.

Born Learning Trail Installed at the William G. Rohrer Children’s Playground at Cooper River in Pennsauken

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On Friday, October 4, 2019 Cooper University Health Care and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey installed a Born Learning Trail at the William G. Rohrer Children’s Playground at Cooper River in Pennsauken. Generously supported by The Cooper Foundation, a Born Learning Trail is a series of 10 signs accompanied by colorful shapes and designs painted on the walkway that enhance the learning experience. Read more.

Cooper and CMSRU Raise Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease with Annual Walk

Congress has designated September as “National Sickle Cell Awareness Month” to help focus attention on the need for research and treatment of sickle cell disease, an inherited condition that currently affects 70,000-100,000 Americans.

, National Rehabilitation Awareness WeekSickle cell disease occurs when hemoglobin, a protein carried by the body’s red blood cells that attaches to oxygen in the lungs and transports it to all parts of the body, is abnormal, causing the red blood cells to take on a rigid “C” or sickle, shape. Read more.

Local Non-Profit Donates $30,000 to Cooper

Representatives from Help Women and Children Now, a non-profit organization based in Haddonfield, NJ, visited Cooper University Health Care to present a $30,000 check. This monetary gift will be used to provide cardiac screenings to newborns in Cooper’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The donation represents the proceeds of a youth-run event that was held at the Adventure Aquarium earlier this year. Read more.

Cooper Team Visits University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital to Establish New PICU

A 10- member team from Cooper University Health Care and Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, recently traveled to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla Enugu, to start the initial phase of a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. When completed, this will be the first organized Pediatric ICU in Nigeria. On this trip, the team set up the skeletal structure of the PICU and provided training for doctors, nurses, and physiotherpists, who function as Respiratory Therapists. Read more.

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

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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

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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.