Cooper University Health Care Partners with Department of Homeland Security’s to provide Clinical Immersion Training to Federal Emergency First Responders

Cooper University Health Care announced a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide advanced clinical training to members of its Emergency Medical Services system through a new clinical immersion training program. Cooper operates the busiest trauma center in the Philadelphia-South Jersey region, and its trauma team’s military training programs is one of the most extensive in the nation. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Hosted White House Drug Czar Dr. Rahul Gupta and NJ Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman to Discuss Successful Efforts in Addressing Substance Use Disorders in Camden

On February 21, as part of an extended visit to New Jersey, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Dr. Rahul Gupta along with New Jersey Human Service Commissioner Sarah Adelman visited Cooper University Health Care.

Cooper was first in the nation to have all its Emergency Department physicians to receive X-Waivers allowing them to prescribe buprenorphine outside of federally registered opioid treatment programs. Read more.

The Cooper Foundation Appoints Lisa Morina as Vice President of Advancement For Corporate Relations

The Cooper Foundation has appointed Lisa Morina, a business executive with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, government, and community outreach, as vice president of advancement for corporate relations. Morina joins Cooper from Jefferson Health where she served as a key member of the executive team, most recently as vice president of government and external relations.

Morina’s appointment is part of a planned expansion of the leadership team of The Cooper Foundation to support the growth of Cooper University Health Care and to meet the needs of the communities it serves. Read more.

Service Disruption at Cooper Digestive Health Institute in Mount Laurel

Due to a local water main break resulting in some disruption to services, the Cooper Digestive Health Institute in Mount Laurel will need to reschedule procedures for Friday, February 10, 2023. Patients with scheduled procedures will be contacted by the office directly to reschedule for a different day or location. Patients with office appointments are unaffected. We anticipate that local utilities will address this issue quickly. Read more.

The Cooper Foundation Appoints Lois Gabin-Legato as Vice President of Advancement for Major Gifts and Planned Giving

To respond to the growth of Cooper University Health Care and to meet the needs of the community it serves, The Cooper Foundation is expanding its team. Lois Gabin-Legato, JD, an experienced philanthropic professional in the Philadelphia region, recently joined The Cooper Foundation as vice president of advancement for major gifts and planned giving.

Gabin-Legato comes to Cooper from the Philadelphia Foundation where she served as vice president of institutional advancement and chief advancement officer since 2016. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Receives Prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation

Cooper University Health Care has achieved the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation after a rigorous review process conducted by Baby-Friendly USA, the organization responsible for bestowing this certification in the United States.

This distinguished honor demonstrates that Cooper is adhering to the highest standards of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. These standards are built on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, a set of evidence-based practices recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for optimal infant feeding support in the precious first days of a newborn’s life. Read more.

Celebrating Our Cooper CRNAs During National CRNA Week

National CRNA Week is an annual celebration of our nation’s more than 57,000 certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). This year’s theme is “CRNAs: The Original Anesthesia Experts.”  Throughout the week, CRNAs nationwide are recognized for their dedication and extraordinary work during an especially challenging time in health care.

At Cooper University Health Care, we have more than 70 full-time CRNAs who provide safe and effective patient-centered care in collaboration with our anesthesiologists as part of an integrated Anesthesia Care Team model. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Credit Rating from Moody’s Improves to “A3“

Cooper University Health Care’s credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service was upgraded today to A3, its highest rating ever. This follows Cooper’s recent upgrade to “A-“ from S&P Global Ratings (S&P) in November.

“This upgrade speaks to the remarkable turnaround Cooper University Health Care has made from near bankruptcy at the turn of the century to today’s strong financial position,” said George E. Read more.

Cultural Competencies Survey

At Cooper, we are committed to providing the highest quality care for our patients. That means we seek to better understand our patients’ social, cultural, and linguistic needs. To that end, Cooper is asking patients to complete a survey that will aid us in building stronger cultural competencies to provide even better health care to you and others. The survey will take approximately 8 to 12 minutes to complete. Read more.

Cooper Emergency Medicine Doctor Traveled to War-Torn Ukraine to Provide Trauma and Mass Casualty Training

(CAMDEN, NJ) Cooper University Health Care Emergency Medicine doctor Joshua Rempell, MD, MPH, recently returned from a 14-day trip to Ukraine as part of an educational mission to provide trauma and mass casualty training courses.

The trip was organized by the International Medical Corps, an organization that delivers emergency medical and related services to those affected by conflict, disaster and disease and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, an academic and research center for humanitarian crises. Read more.