On June 1, 2019, our Cooper Team was out and about in our Moorestown community as part of Moorestown Day. Our team let people know about Cooper locations close by, including Cooper’s Digestive Health Institute in Mount Laurel, our Primary Care and Pediatric offices in Moorestown, and our Urgent Care Center in Cinnaminson. Cooper is also the Premier Sponsor of the Moorestown Soccer Club for the next two years. Read more.
On June 20, 2019, leadership from Cooper’s Adult Health Institute, Urban Health Institute, Women and Children’s Institute, Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine joined together for a day of service at Cathedral Kitchen.
The group met up at the CK Café first to have lunch together. After a tour and learning about their services, they gathered to start some food prep and set up the room for dinner service. Read more.
On Sunday June 8, 2019, Cooper Physical Therapy Manager Albert J. Guarini, PT, DPT, MTC, and some of Cooper’s outpatient rehab staff volunteered at the Special Olympics New Jersey, which was held at the College of New Jersey. The team participated in the FUNfitness group for healthy athletes proving flexibility, strength, and balance screenings for the athletes competing that day. It was a great experience and the entire group had a lot of fun! Read more.
Cooper University Health Care is the first hospital in South Jersey to offer extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy for the treatment of severe pulmonary issues and respiratory failure.
ECMO is a form of cardiopulmonary life-support, where blood is circulated outside the body by a mechanical pump so that compromised organs can rest and heal. Cooper is providing VV ECMO which is specific to patients with damaged and/or injured lungs. Read more.
Due to recent severe flooding in our area, the Haddon Heights Primary Care office located at 504 White Horse Pike is closed for repair. Scheduled appointments are being redirected to other Cooper locations in the area. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Patients will be receiving calls regarding their appointments in the coming days. For more information regarding your appointment, or for questions regarding this closure, please call 856.546.7990. Read more.
Once again Cooper University Health Care has achieved Platinum Level – which is the highest level awarded by the NJ Sharing Network, our partner in organ donation. NJ Sharing Network is the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant. Nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents are currently awaiting transplantation. Read more.
In a case report published June 17, 2019, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at Cooper University Health Care caution that rising water temperatures in the Delaware Bay may be to blame for an increased number of local cases of Vibrio vulnificus (V vulnificus), a flesh-eating infection that can occur after handling or consumption of seafood.
In the article, the team of infectious disease specialists at Cooper, including Katherine Doktor, MD, and Henry Fraimow, MD, and clinical pharmacists Madeline King, PharmD, and Lucia Rose, PharmD, describe five cases of V vulnificus necrotizing fasciitis that occurred during the summer months of 2017 and 2018 after water exposure and/or consumption of crabs from the Delaware Bay. Read more.
Behind the Stethoscope is a series from the team at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, introducing you to the men and women at your side in your fight against cancer.
Meredith Crisp Duffy, MD, FACOG
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
What was your first job?
I was a “chip girl.” I actually bused tables and took chips to guests at a Tex Mex restaurant in my home town. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care is proud to be part of the transformation of our Camden community, our home for more than 130 years. Employment in the city of Camden has increased 24.7% in the past few years – with 55.4% of those jobs in the health care and education sectors – and our neighborhoods are safer, too, with the crime rate at a 50 year low. Read more.
Seniors leaders and staff of Cooper University Health Care gathered to celebrate Cooper employee John Bishop who heroically saved a woman who was being brutally attacked alongside a busy South Jersey highway June 6, 2019.
Putting his own safety aside and thanks to his quick actions, he was able to rescue the victim and subdue the perpetrator until police could arrive. Read more.