Reflecting on Black History Month at Cooper

Over the past few years at Cooper, our focus during Black History Month has been on the people who have shaped our organization into what it is today. We have highlighted historic pioneers like Dr. Bascom Waugh and community leaders like late board member Joan Davis, as well as current Cooper employees who are impacting health care near and far through military service and medical mission trips abroad. Read more.

A Doctor’s Stories: Cooper University Health Care Doctor Reflects on Career in New Book

Following a serious illness, John McGeehan, MD, a primary care Internist at Cooper University Health Care and professor of clinical medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, set out to write a collection of short stories highlighting moments and insights from his more than 40 years in medicine as a means to aid in his recovery. What resulted is a compelling look at life and health care in a new book, A Doctor’s Stories, published on February 26, 2021. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care EMS Ground Service Celebrates 5 Years of Service to Camden

Cooper University Health Care’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is celebrating its fifth year of service in the City of Camden. Since January of 2016, Cooper EMS has responded to more than 208,000 calls, launched several new community initiatives, and served as a trusted community resource. Most importantly, Cooper EMS has responded to 90% of advanced life support (ALS) calls within the critical eight-minute benchmark. Read more.

Cooper Celebrates Thank a Resident Day

Today, Friday, February 26, 2021, Cooper is celebrating Thank a Resident Day.

In the United States, we often take for granted that there will be a doctor available to care for us when we are sick or injured. However, many people are unaware of the long training that is required to ensure that we have trained physicians when we need them. Read more.

Minority-Focused Cancer Support Group, Sister Will You Help Me, Approaches Milestone

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is proud to offer a variety of support groups that help guide survivors through their cancer treatment and beyond. This fall, one of those groups – Sister Will You Help Me – will celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Sister Will You Help Me is a cancer support group for women of color and faith – one of the few minority-focused cancer support groups in the South Jersey region. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Opens First Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center in the Cramer Hill Section of Camden

Cooper University Health Care will open the first neighborhood-based COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in Camden. The Cramer Hill site will be open for vaccination appointments for Camden residents beginning Saturday, February 20, 2021. The Cramer Hill and East Camden section makes up 38% of Camden’s population, but accounts for 44% of COVID-19 cases in the City. Read more.

Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Annual Surgical Trainee Paper Competition Recognizes Three Cooper Surgical Residents

The Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, the nation’s oldest surgical society, recognized the work of residents earlier this month at the Annual Surgical Trainee Paper Competition. Medical schools and residencies throughout the region participated in the competition, which was attended by approximately 100 academic surgeons and surgical chairs and deans.

Cooper was well represented at the competition, with three surgical residents invited to present papers. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Receives Re-Accreditation from the Urgent Care Association of America

Cooper University Health Care, which operates three urgent care centers in the South Jersey region, has received a re-accreditation designation from the Urgent Care Association of America. Cooper first received this accreditation in 2018. It is the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers in the nation.

The accreditation certifies that Cooper – with centers located in Cherry Hill, Audubon, and Cinnaminson, NJ – has met all of the Urgent Care Association of America’s established standards and criteria for quality of patient care, safety, and scope of services. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Physician Publishes Book On How to Remain Positive in the Face of Adversity

“How to Build a Smile: 14 Ways to a Better You” By Dr. Robert Cole

How to Build a Smile Robert Cole coverThe physical act of smiling has an impact on one’s mood as they do it. Regardless of how small that impact may be, any happiness we are able to generate for ourselves goes a long way as we continue to experience difficult situations. With so much tragedy surrounding us as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, happiness is few and far between and can sometimes feel impossible to achieve on your own. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care’s Bariatric Surgery Program Recognized With Blue Distinction® Centers+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency

Cooper University Health Care has received the Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery designation for quality and cost efficiency, as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show a commitment to delivering high quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations. Read more.