Sewing and Donating Masks for Our Cooper Teams

sew masks for cooperCooper University Health Care currently has an adequate supply of masks, however they remain in short supply nationwide due to COVID-19.

Cooper is looking to be proactive in addressing the possibility of future supply challenges and is calling on all sewing volunteers to help make masks. Our hope is that we won’t need them, but we must plan for the unknown. Read more.

Cooper Urgent Care in Cherry Hill Temporarily Closed

Beginning Friday, March 27, 2020, at 8 p.m., the Cooper Urgent Care Center in Cherry Hill will be temporarily closed.

We are taking this action to reassign the staff at the Cherry Hill Urgent Care facility to our Emergency Department and other areas of the health system to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Urgent Care Centers in Cinnaminson and Audubon will remain open. Read more.

Cooper Experts: Caring for a Loved One With COVID-19

You receive news that a family member or close friend has tested positive for COVID-19. What should you do now? The good news, according to infectious disease expert at Cooper University Health Care, is that most healthy people who have contracted COVID-19 have mild illness and can convalesce at home. For a small percentage people, particularly those with other risk factors or chronic health conditions, hospitalization may be required. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care’s Foundation Establishes COVID-19 Assistance Fund to Support Health Care Workers on the Front Line of the Pandemic

In response to numerous requests about how people can help Cooper University Health Care, George E. Norcross, III, Cooper Board Chairman, and Philip A. Norcross, Cooper Foundation Chairman, announced today that The Cooper Foundation has established a COVID-19 Assistance Fund. George, and his children, Lexie and Alex, along with Phil and Carole Norcross have made $10,000 contributions to the new fund. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Announces It Has Begun COVID-19 Testing

Today, Cooper University Health Care announced it has begun COVID-19 testing in its own laboratory.  This announcement follows the announcement of last week that Cooper had launched a specimen collection location in Cherry Hill.  Cooper now has the ability to both collect specimens and run tests all conducted by Cooper personnel.

“We are pleased to announce that Cooper will be able to test more of our patients as well as our team of tremendous doctors and nurses more quickly to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said George E. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Sets Up COVID-19 Testing Collection Site in Cherry Hill

Physician’s Order Required for Testing/No-Walk Ups

Cooper University Health Care has opened an off-site collection center for COVID-19 testing at its ambulatory care center at 1210 Brace Road in Cherry Hill.

The collection site is open to Cooper patients, who have symptoms or meet other criteria, and who receive an order from a Cooper provider for testing.

“Our patients are our number one priority. Read more.

Entela “Annie” Ahmeti, APN, Receives Cooper Heroism Award

Every day, Cooper employees do remarkable things, serving others and saving lives. That dedication often extends beyond the walls of Cooper. As ambassadors, we are fortunate to be able to hear and share the remarkable stories of heroism by Cooper employees in the community.

On March 5, 2020, Cooper Co-Presidents/CEOs Kevin O’Dowd, JD, and Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, honored one of those special employees – Annie Ahmeti, MSN, APN-C, one of the Advanced Practice Nurses in Vascular Surgery. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Marks New Milestones in Aneurysm Treatment

First in the state to use two new devices

Clinicians at Cooper University Health Care continue to pioneer new treatment methods, and in separate cases, recently became the first hospital in New Jersey to use two new devices to treat patients with aneurysms, announced internationally renowned neurologist and researcher Tudor G. Jovin, MD, chief and chairman of the Cooper Neurological Institute. Read more.

Information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thank you for visiting Cooper University Health Care’s blog. To help you stay informed about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and also to learn what you can do to stay healthy, we have provided the below information.

If you believe, based upon the below information, you need to see a physician for coronavirus (COVID-19), please call Cooper’s main number 800.826.6737 before going to your doctor, an urgent care, or the hospital emergency department for assistance. Read more.