The Cooper Foundation Raises $500,000 and Celebrates Survivorship at 13th Annual Pink & Teal Event

More than 450 guests attended The Cooper Foundation’s annual Golf Outing and 13th annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias celebration of cancer survivorship held recently at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel. This event, which included a merchant fair, a sold-out golf outing, and an awards dinner ceremony, provided inspiration while raising $500,000 for programs and services at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Read more.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Cooper Medical School of Rowan University No. 1 in NJ and No. 50 Nationally for Best Medical Schools: Primary Care

(CAMDEN, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care’s affiliated medical school, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), has been ranked No. 1 in New Jersey and No. 50 nationally by U.S. News & World Report in the 2023-2024 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care rankings. Cooper’s physicians serve as clinical faculty for CMSRU.

Designed for prospective students looking to further their education beyond college, the Best Medical Schools: Primary Care review is part of U.S. Read more.

Cooper Innovation Center Partners with DigiCARE Realized To Accelerate Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Detection Technology for Commercialization

CAMDEN, NJ) Cooper University Health Care’s Innovation Center and DigiCARE Realized have signed a partnership agreement to test deployment and implementation of an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology designed to identify undiagnosed cases of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

DigiCARE Realized, a virtual-first company with headquarters in Old Bridge, NJ, is an emerging AI-technology firm that commercializes evidence-based solutions for modernizing care for complex brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Announces Nursing Excellence Award Winners

Nurse on Mother Infant Unit Named Nurse of the Year

(CAMDEN, NJ) — Cooper University Health Care has named Kelly Campbell, BSN, RN, of Mullica Hill, NJ, as the recipient of the William A. Schwartz, Jr. Nurse of the Year Award. Campbell, who works in Cooper’s Mother Infant Unit, also received The Charlotte Tobiason Memorial Award for Excellence in Obstetrical Nursing as part of Cooper’s Annual Nursing Excellence Awards presented during National Nurses Week (May 6 to 12). Read more.

Cooper University Hospital Awarded Spring 2023 ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade From Leapfrog Group

Grade reflects top national performance on patient safety through COVID-19 pandemic

(CAMDEN, NJ) May 3, 2023 – Cooper University Health Care received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction celebrates Cooper’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. Read more.

All in the Family: Cooper Surgeon Commissioned Into U.S. Army Reserves

When Cooper University Health Care’s thoracic surgeon Christopher Derivaux, MD, was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel into the United States Army Reserves on April 14, 2023, it was a special moment. The first salutes he received were from his children: daughter, Lilly, an army reservist and ROTC member at Yale University; and his son, Christopher, a second-year cadet at the United States Military Academy West Point. Read more.

The Bernard and Shirley Brown Charitable Foundation and The Brown Foundation Pledge $5M to Create Endowment

Donation is the largest endowed gift to The Cooper Foundation to date

 (CAMDEN, NJ) – The Cooper Foundation has received a $5 million pledge from The Bernard and Shirley Brown Charitable Foundation and The Brown Foundation. The pledge will create The Edward D. Viner, MD, Chief of Medicine Endowment at Cooper University Health Care. This gift represents the largest endowed gift in The Cooper Foundation’s history and establishes Cooper’s first endowed chief. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care and Cape Regional Health System Sign Definitive Agreement to Merge

(CAMDEN and CAPE MAY, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care and Cape Regional Health System announced today that the two systems have signed a Definitive Agreement moving the merger announced in December one step closer to fruition. When complete, this historic combination will bring together two respected health systems to expand access to specialty health services to residents and visitors of Cape May County. Read more.

Cooper Innovation Center Receives $70,000 Grant to Study New Wearable Heart Monitor Developed by Cooper Physician

Cooper University Health Care’s Innovation Center has received a $70,000 grant from the New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) to study a new wearable heart monitor for the early detection of congestive heart failure.

The novel device, invented and developed over several years by Robert A. Hirsh, MD, a member of the Anesthesiology Department at Cooper and associate professor of clinical anesthesiology at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, has the potential to provide an “early warning” and pre-symptom diagnosis and prevention for those at risk of congestive heart failure. Read more.

Cooper, Bancroft Host Conference on Health Care for People with Disabilities

Autism New Jersey, NJ Department of Health joined conversation on strategic collaboration, creating inclusive healthcare spaces, and removing barriers to care

Cooper University Health Care, Bancroft, and Autism New Jersey, brought together more than 100 healthcare professionals from throughout the region on April 14 for a conference focused on improving the health care landscape for people with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). Read more.