Cooper University Health Care, CMSRU to Establish New ENT Residency Program

One of only two in New Jersey

Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University recently received approval to establish an Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) residency program from the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education). This highly specialized surgical training program is only the second of its kind in New Jersey. ENT residency training is in high demand and typically one of the most competitive residency programs nationally. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Chairman George E. Norcross, III Praises Health Systems for Joining $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Movement

Cooper University Health Care Chairman George E. Norcross, III, issued a statement commending and thanking the leaders of health systems in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for employees at their institutions.

“I want to thank our colleagues at the health systems that have joined Cooper in raising the minimum wage for their employees to a minimum of $15 an hour,” said Norcross. Read more.

“Divas for a Cure” to Roar Into Camden for Check Presentation At MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

For 13 Years, Divas for a Cure Has Been Raising Money to Benefit Cancer Patients

The Divas for a Cure, a non-profit group of female motorcycle enthusiasts, roared up to MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper on Saturday, December 1, 2018, on their cycles to present the proceeds of their annual fundraising efforts. Since the group’s inception in 2005, it has donated more than $141,000 to the cancer center.  Read more.

Cooper University Health Care First Hospital in Eastern U.S. to Treat Central Sleep Apnea With Newly Approved Device

A medical team at Cooper University Health Care recently was the first in the eastern United States to treat a patient with central sleep apnea (CSA) with a new implantable device to stimulate breathing. Cooper is currently one of only 24 sites in the United States treating CSA with the remedē® System, developed by medical technology company Respicardia, Inc. The remedē® System received FDA-approval in 2017 and is the first commercially available device to treat CSA. Read more.

Camden Institutions Partner to Research Genetic and Biological Factors to Fight Opioid Addiction

Opioid Addiction - text graphic abstractThe Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) are launching the Camden Opioid Research Initiative (CORI), a first-of-its-kind undertaking to investigate the genetic and biological factors that contribute to the development of opioid use disorder (also referred to as opioid dependence or addiction). Opioid overdoses continue to climb in New Jersey and nationally and the opioid addiction epidemic is one of the most urgent public health concerns of our time. Read more.

Benson Street Closure Tuesday

On Tuesday, November, 27, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Benson Street will be closed to all traffic between 7th Street and Broadway due to crane activity for the construction of the co-gen project.

Prior to 7:30 a.m., employees and visitors will have access to the CCIA garage via the Benson Street entrance as well as the entrance at 6th Street and Stevens Street. Read more.

Camden Students Learn How to Stay Healthy at “Teddy Goes to Cooper” Event

Kindergarteners from the U.S. Wiggins College Preparatory Lab Family School  in Camden visited Cooper University Health Care on November 16, 2018, to take part in “Teddy Goes to Cooper”.  The “Teddy Goes to Cooper” program was developed to help alleviate young children’s fears of visiting the hospital or the doctor while teaching them healthy habits.

Each child received a teddy bear and rotated through different stations where Cooper physicians and other health care professionals diagnosed and treated the bear’s ailments using real tools and equipment.  Read more.

Floragraph Decorating Ceremony Honored South Jersey Teen’s Life-Saving Organ Donation

Memorial floragraph will be among several adorning the 2019 Donate Life Float at the  130th Rose ParadeTM on January 1, 2019, in Pasadena, California.

Family, loved ones, hospital staff, and representatives from the NJ Sharing Network gathered on November 16, 2018  to remember Tabernacle, NJ, teen Sean Clegg by completing a beautiful floragraph portrait that will be part of the 2019 Donate Life Float at the 130th Annual Rose ParadeTM in Pasadena, California, this coming New Year’s Day. Read more.

Cooper Employees Recognized For Their Service During Veterans Day Event

Cooper University Health Care was proud to host retired NBC 10 journalist and U.S. Army veteran Terry Ruggles  on November 14, 2018, as the keynote speaker at Veterans Day celebration active and retired military personnel.  Cooper is committed to its employees who currently or previously served in the military and hosts celebrations near Memorial Day and Veterans Day to honor their service. Read more.

Commentary: “Role of HPV Vaccine in Cancer Prevention”

On November 6, 2018, “The cancer-preventing HPV vaccine a dozen years on: Progress, fear, and loathing” ran in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

“A dozen years after the debut of the HPV vaccine, its track record of warding off infections that cause cervical cancer and other malignancies keeps getting better.”

“But, ironically, this powerful cancer-prevention tool also faces growing fear and rejection, stoked by anti-vaccine activism.”

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