Cooper University Health Care First Hospital In the World to Use New Virtual Reality System for Stroke Rehabilitation

Cooper University Health Care recently became the first hospital in the world to use a new virtual reality (VR) system for patient rehabilitation following a stroke, announced Tudor G. Jovin, MD, chief and chairman of the Cooper Neurological Institute, and internationally renowned neurologist and researcher.

Prior to the commercial launch of The REAL™ Immersive System, a team of physicians and therapists at the Cooper Neurological Institute (CNI) worked closely with California-based medical device producer, Penumbra, in the research and development phase for the new system. Read more.

Can a Smartwatch Help Identify Atrial Fibrillation? Cooper University Health Care Cardiologist Among Investigators of Large-Scale Study

Andrea M. Russo, MD,  a cardiologist and director of electrophysiology and arrhythmia services at Cooper University Health Care, was one of the lead investigators in a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which examined the ability of smartwatches to detect atrial fibrillation in users.  Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that, without treatment, increases a person’s risk of stroke. Read more.

Population Health Donates 371 Sandwiches to Cathedral Kitchen in Camden

Today our Population Health team at Cooper donated their time to make 371 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Cathedral Kitchen, the largest emergency food provider in Camden, NJ. Way to go!

Cooper’s Population Health team works with patients to improve chronic conditions and reduce hospitalizations. You can learn more about our Cooper teams at

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Cooper Community Health Visits Medford Fire Department

The Cooper Community Heath team was back on the Fire Department circuit again last night visiting the Medford Fire Department in Medford, NJ. First responders received screenings for skin cancer and blood pressure, and were educated about cardiac conditions, prostate, lung and colorectal cancers.

The goal of Cooper’s Community Health Outreach team is to promote healthy behaviors and preventative care in collaboration with community partners. Read more.

Cooper GME Recognizes Antoinette Spevetz, MD, For Dedicated Service and Leadership

Congratulations to Antoinette Spevetz, MD, FCCM, FACP, FCCP, who was recognized by Cooper’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee for her dedication and career milestone in GME leadership, serving as Cooper University Health Care’s Designated Institutional Official for the past ten years. Since 2009, Dr. Spevetz’s service has been a vital contribution to the education of Cooper University Hospital’s residents and fellows, preparing them to be successful physicians of the future. Read more.

Year in Review: Biggest Cooper Stories of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, here are some of the biggest Cooper stories of the year:

Elite army trauma team takes part in training program at Cooper Hospital (KYW News Radio)

The ‘Fight for $15’ is winning at Philly-area hospitals (Cooper credited with leading the way) (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

O’Dowd, Mazzarelli named co-CEOs of Cooper University Health Care (NJ Biz)

Norcross, Cooper Foundation, Michaels and NFI Announce Plans for $1M Grant Program (Tap Into Camden)

SJ hospital hires doctor whose research changed stroke care (Dr. Read more.

Holidays With Our Cooper Team

Throughout the year and across South Jersey, our Cooper Team comes together to serve, heal, and educate our local families and communities. December was no different! Here are some photos from this month at Cooper.

As a reminder, the Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive runs through Dec. 31, 2019. Visit the Deptford Barnes & Noble at 1553 Almonesson Road to purchase a book that will be donated to their Holiday Book Drive for our pediatric patients. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Announces Expansion of Extensive Military Training Programs with Partnership to Provide Specialized Medical Training to U.S. Military Personnel as Part of SMART Program

Military leaders, hospital executives attend ceremony honoring first graduates

Cooper University Health Care is one of the leading academic health systems providing medical training to military personnel. Recently, Cooper became the third location in the nation to provide specialized medical training to active duty and reserve personnel from all branches U.S. military as part of Operation SMART (Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training). Read more.

Former Cooper CEO Adrienne Kirby Receives Special Achievement Award from HPMSNJ

On Friday, December 6, 2019, Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, was recognized by the Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey with a Special Achievement Award during the organization’s Annual Meeting. Dr. Kirby served as the CEO for Cooper University Health Care until 2019.

Across her career, she is has known to champion community health and the importance of service to the community. 

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#OurCommunity: Nutrition and Your Heart

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Cooper’s Community Health team partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to educate patients at Cooper Internal Medicine & Specialty Care at JFK offices in Willingboro, NJ.  The purpose of the outreach event was to improve the health and wellness of the community by educating patients on the importance of heart health through the reduction of cardiovascular risk factors.  Read more.