Gynecologic Cancer: What You Need to Know

Gynecologic cancers include:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Fallopian tube cancer
  • Primary peritoneal cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer

“In the early stages of some gynecologic cancers, the symptoms may be vague, and some women experience no symptoms at all,” says Courtney Griffiths, DO, Gynecologic Oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. “It is important to know the warning signs and for women to get regular, annual visits with their gynecologist. Read more.

Volunteers Needed for Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge

The Cooper Norcross 10K Bridge Run and two-mile walk is an exciting, regional event that raises money for the Larc School in Bellmawr, NJ. In addition to providing an opportunity to run atop the Ben Franklin Bridge with great views of the Delaware River, Camden, and Philadelphia, the event supports children with special needs. We encourage you to run, walk, or volunteer for this great race. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Earns Star Performer Recognition, Leading the Way in Post-Fracture Patient Care, Year after Year

Cooper University Health Care is proud to announce that it has received 2022-2023 Star Performer recognition from the American Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Own the Bone® program, for the sixth year in a row. Cooper is one of approximately 280 health care institutions nationwide that have joined Own the Bone and taken initiatives to ensure their osteoporotic fracture patients receive the highest level of treatment and care. Read more.

September is Fall Prevention Month: Tips for Adults and Children

September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month and fall prevention is for EVERYONE! The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identifies that falls are the leading cause of non-fatal, unintentional injuries in children under the age of 9 and over the age of 24. Learn ways to keep yourself and your children safe!

Be SMART adults:

Safe home – decrease fall risk hazards

Medication – know what you take, why you take it, and side effects of medications

Activity – Exercise to increase balance, mobility, and strength

Routine – eye exams, hearing exams, and good nutrition

Talk to your healthcare provider – communicate concerns, discuss risks, & resources available

 

SPOT your children:

Secure children in high chairs, shopping carts, changing tables, strollers, etc. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Announce NEW $2 Billion Expansion in Camden

Governor Phil Murphy, Camden Native Kelly Ripa, former Governor Chris Christie Join Announcement of Unprecedented Investment in the Revitalized City

Today, Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper announced a new, $2 billion expansion in the City of Camden, where it was founded 135 years ago. Board Chairman George E. Norcross III, co-CEOs Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD, and Anthony J. Read more.

For Second Consecutive Year Forbes Lists Cooper on Its America’s Best Employers List in New Jersey for 2022

For the second consecutive year, Cooper University Health Care was named as one of America’s Best-in-State Employers by Forbes, the prominent national business publication. Cooper was one of only seven health systems in New Jersey to make the Forbes list in 2022.

“Cooper’s care has always been defined by the quality and commitment of its employees,” said George E. Norcross III, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cooper Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Read more.

Recovery Month 2022 Community Events and Initiatives

Camden County: An inaugural Camden-based community event series, “The Practices of Healing and Hope,” will launch on Thursday, September 15, 2022 and run through Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Camden County College’s Camden campus in partnership with the Center for Healing, Cooper Family Medicine, and other community partners. The kickoff event on September 15 will feature the center’s Dr. Baston and Iris Jones, who will both discuss the history of SUD treatment, pervasive systemic racism that has led to unjust disparities in care, and how communities can work together to not repeat the past and to ensure everyone possesses the knowledge they need to advocate for the treatments they deserve. Read more.

Sepsis Awareness Month

In 2011, the Sepsis Alliance declared September to be Sepsis Awareness Month, an annual opportunity for individuals, health care professionals in every area of medicine, and organizations big and small to help save lives by raising awareness of the leading cause of deaths in U.S. hospitals – sepsis.

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputation, and death. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care and The Cooper Foundation Donate Backpacks, School Supplies to Camden Students in Annual Back-to-School Tradition

More than 2,200 backpacks donated through the Cooper Foundation’s Operation Backpack

In what has become an annual back-to-school time tradition, Cooper University Health Care team members and other donors have raised funds to purchase backpacks and school supplies for all students enrolled at KIPP Lanning Square Primary, KIPP Lanning Square Middle, KIPP Sumner Elementary, KIPP Hatch Middle and KIPP Cooper Norcross High School as part of the Foundation’s annual Operation Backpack. Read more.