Cooper University Health Care Teams Up with the Philadelphia 76ers

Cooper University Health Care has teamed up with the Philadelphia 76ers to create a video PSA to raise awareness of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We are excited to work with the 76ers, our Camden neighbor, to educate everyone on both the safety and benefits of receiving the vaccine,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper. “We are grateful to the players, coaches, and the entire Sixers organization for their support of Cooper and their commitment to our vaccine education efforts.” Read more.

Celebrating Our Occupational Therapists at Cooper

April is Occupational Therapy Month! Our thanks to Occupational Therapy Supervisor Kristie McMullen, OTR/L, and Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant Ryan Murphy, COTA/L, who took the time to answer some common questions about Occupational Therapy for our blog. And thank you to our inpatient and outpatient OT teams for all you do for our patients in their recovery!

What is the role of occupational therapy, or OT? Read more.

Cooper Celebrates Earth Day and Recognizes Cooper Green Team Accomplishments

Today, Cooper will join with other organizations worldwide in celebrating Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day – “Restore Our Earth” – focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking to help restore the world’s ecosystems.

Since its inception, Cooper’s Green Team has worked to identify and put into action a number of initiatives to ensure that Cooper reduces waste, decreases energy usage, and educates our team members about how to be successful environmental stewards. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Partners With Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ to Tackle Social Barriers to Health Through New Initiative

Cooper University Health Care has partnered with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) to deploy Community Health Workers in Camden as part of an innovative program – Horizon Neighbors in Health – that is improving health, reducing inpatient hospital stays and emergency department visits, and increasing behavioral and specialty care visits by addressing social barriers to health. Read more.

Celebrating Our Medical Laboratory Professionals at Cooper!

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 18 – 24, 2021, is a time to recognize laboratorians who perform millions of diagnostic test procedures in hospitals and clinical laboratories. Did you know that 70% of medical decisions are based on laboratory results? As critical members of the health care team, laboratorians work behind the scenes to verify the accuracy of test results, and to provide test results in a timely manner to health care providers who rely on these results to provide outstanding patient care. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care to Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Camden Residents

UPDATED 4/20/21: The COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 5 p.m. at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center located in East Camden has been postponed.  Watch for more information regarding a new date.

In lieu of the in-person Town Hall event, the public is invited to watch a live-streamed COVID-19 Vaccine question and answer session at the originally scheduled date/time with Cooper physician Camille A. Read more.

Cooper’s Addiction Medicine Center for Healing Opens New Camden Office

The Cooper Center for Healing, which includes Cooper University Health Care’s Addiction Medicine Division, has opened a new community-based office in Camden for patients suffering from addiction disorders. Conveniently located in the Bridgeview Building at 800 Cooper Street in Camden, the new office will provide more opportunities for substance use disorder treatments for patients across South Jersey.

“We are committed to providing compassionate, accessible, academic-level care to those suffering from substance use disorders,” said Kaitlan Baston, MD, MSc, DFASAM, division head of the Addiction Medicine Division at Cooper. Read more.

Celebrating National Public Health Week with Cooper’s Community and Population Health Team

Last week, April 5-11, was National Public Health Week. Cooper University Health Care has a community outreach team that demonstrates the work done in public health within the department of Population Health. The focus of Population Health is to transform care delivery to empower patients and improve the health of our community.

“Our Community outreach programs provide education, awareness, and health promotion to the communities we serve. Read more.

Celebrating Patient Access Week!

This week, the Patient Access Center at Cooper celebrated National Patient Access Week 2021. The Patient Access Center is a fast-paced call center with a very talented team of patient navigators.

A patient navigator is proactive in serving patients. “Our patient navigators provide a single and centralized point of patient access to physician and radiology services across multiple disciplines. Our navigators are tech-savvy, service-oriented, communicate effectively, and have excellent Cooper Core Values,” said Gabriel Suckey, Manager of our Patient Access Center. Read more.