Our 2020 Year in Review

Despite a worldwide pandemic, Cooper University Health Care continued to provide leadership, inspiration, and hope to all we serve. As 2020 closes, here are some of the biggest Cooper stories of the year:

Cooper becomes world’s first hospital to use new virtual reality system for stroke patients

Norcross announces Camden City Community Grant Program’s first 29 grantees (Cooper Foundation)

Philadelphia 76ers, Cooper University Health Care announce community partnership in Camden (extensive coverage)

From the streets to the battlefield: When EMS meets combat medicine (Cover story featuring Cooper’s Military Training Program)

Cooper University Hospital named to coordinate South Jersey COVID-19 response

Cooper University Health Care’s Foundation establishes COVID-19 assistance fund to support health care workers on the front line of the pandemic

Cooper University Health Care opens off-site center for COVID-19 testing for its patients (extensive coverage)

15 heroic first-hand stories from the coronavirus front lines (Cooper mentioned, Dr. Debrah Meislich featured)

Sixers partners Josh Harris, David Blitzer make donations to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Camden’s Cooper University Health Care (extensive coverage)

Tech giant Apple to donate face shields to Cooper University Health Care

Compassion is contagious, and saves lives: What coronavirus is teaching us about caring for one another (OP/ED by Dr. Stephen Trzeciak, Dr. Anthony Mazzarelli)

Uber donates 3,500 meals to Cooper University Health Care staff

Camden County first responders show ‘lots of love’ For health care workers with special caravan at Cooper

Op/Ed: We hold the phone and we cry (by Dr. Emily Damuth)

Cooper Health opens Cherry Hill specialty care center (extensive coverage)

“This war will be long.’ Scenes from inside the ER during the COVID-19 pandemic (By Dr. Richard Byrne)

National Nurses Week: Cooper Hospital Nurse Of The Year Steve Teitelman recognized for high-flying care with air medical service (multiple stories)

Norcross Foundation, Cooper Foundation to distribute 175K masks to reduce COVID-19 spread throughout South Jersey (extensive coverage)

Hospitals inundated with coronavirus patients pulled in cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and other workers to help in ICUs (Cooper mentioned, Dr. Stephen Trzeciak and Dr. Devinder Singh interviewed)

Cooper among 15 NJ hospitals to earn Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award

NJ girl, 6, collects 1,160 pairs of socks for patients at Cooper University Hospital (extensive coverage)

N.J. hospitals: Our regional response to COVID-19 saved lives | Opinion (Kevin O’Dowd co-author)

Cooper University Health Care offers ‘touchless’ check-in experience (several stories)

Cooper one of 231 top maternity hospitals in US as named by Newsweek (several stories)

Cooper University Health Care adopts Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience to transform physician-patient encounters

The role of the health system in the social determinants of health, moving from sick care to health care (Dr. Anthony Mazzarelli and Kevin O’Dowd guests)

Cooper earns national praise for stewardship program

Subaru of America donates SUV to Cooper University Health Care EMS

Not all heroes wear capes: The 2020 NJBIZ Health Care Heroes (Dr. Nitin Puri co-winner of Physician of the Year)

Cooper University Health Care introduces Cooper Care Alliance Physicians Group

Digitally transforming patient care (Dr. Anthony Mazzarelli interviewed)

Cooper University Health Care completes $25M trauma and surgical ICU project in Camden

Hospital coronavirus treatment has changed. Here’s what it looks like now in Philadelphia.(Dr. Nitin Puri interviewed, photographed)

Clinical research shows that cancer treatment can be done safely during the Covid-19 pandemic (study at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper)

Cooper partners with U.S. Navy for anesthesia residency program

Cooper delivers Thanksgiving meals to 1,900 Camden seniors citizens (numerous stories)

Giving thanks to health care workers on this unique Thanksgiving Day (Cooper mention, OpEd by Kevin O’Dowd and Anthony Mazzarelli)

Cooper Air Medical Services celebrates 10-year anniversary

Cooper University Hospital employees receive first COVID vaccinations in South Jersey (extensive, multi-day coverage)

Murphy, Norcross meet with Trump official on COVID response

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