Cooper Team Comes Through for #OperationBackpack

On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, the scholars of KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy at Lanning Square Primary and Whittier Middle Schools received backpacks full of new supplies for the start of their new school year.

#OperationBackpack is an annual fundraiser organized by The Cooper Foundation benefiting the students of Cooper’s neighborhood schools. Employees of Cooper University Health Care donate backpacks and school supplies so that every student scholar at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy starts the school year ready to learn. Read more.

Non-Profit Organization Delivers Toys for Young Patients at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper

Former NJ State Senator Raymond Lesniak and representatives from the non-profit organization Toys for Hospitalized Children visited Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care to brighten the day of young patients with gifts of toys and music.

Toys for Hospitalized Children is a non-profit organization founded in 1953 to bring smiles and healing to sick children. Since its inception in 1953, Toys for Hospitalized Children has brought smiles to 950,000 children in 150 hospitals in 10 states with gifts and toys. Read more.

August 31 Is International Overdose Awareness Day


Cooper’s Addiction Medicine Program encourages staff and the community to take time on Friday, August 31, 2018, for International Overdose Awareness Day to learn more about addiction, its effect on families and the community, and efforts to reduce overdoses and death. The day is also an opportunity to stimulate discussion about evidence-based overdose prevention and drug policy.

International Overdose Awareness Day, established in 2001 in Australia and now recognized around the world, also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose. Read more.

Ambulatory Night Out!

Nothing says #OneTeamOnePurpose like the opportunity to go out together for a ball game! On June 30, 2018, approximately 150 providers, staff, and their families from our ambulatory teams attended a Phillies game, where they cheered on as we beat the Washington Nationals 3-2.

Our ambulatory teams serve patients throughout South Jersey, from Willingboro to Egg Harbor Township. It was great to see everyone out of the office and having fun. Read more.

Cooper Urologist Dr. Allen Seftel Presents Grand Rounds at NYU Winthrop Hospital

On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Allen D. Seftel, MD, FACS, Head of the Division of Urology at Cooper, presented an update on sexual dysfunction for the NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Urology Grand Rounds. During Grand Rounds, speakers present medical education and patient care topics to an audience of colleagues, including doctors, residents, and medical students. Today’s presentation covered therapies for Peyronie’s Disease, the diagnosis of male hypogonadism, and treatment options for male erectile dysfunction. Read more.

Breast Cancer Patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Are Benefiting From the Generosity of Local Knitters

A South Jersey group of knitters is teaming up with Cooper University Health Care to help women diagnosed with breast cancer. As affiliates of Knitted Knockers, a nationwide non-profit, the volunteers are creating hand-knitted prosthetic breasts for women who have undergone mastectomies or other breast procedures.

In the past year, the group has provided more than 50 sets, which come in a variety of sizes and colors, to patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Read more.

Cooper Celebrates “Princesses & Super Heroes” at NICU Reunion

More than 200 former patients and family members attended Cooper University Health Care’s “Princesses & Super Heroes” NICU reunion at Washington Lake Park in Sewell, NJ, on Saturday, June 30, 2018. The fun reunion event celebrated babies and their families who have “graduated” from the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit over the past several years. The event highlighted the strides these children have made since being born prematurely or with critical health issues, and the excellent care they received at Cooper. Read more.

Cooper Urologists Present Men’s Sexual Health Information at Event in Cherry Hill

 

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, Cooper urologists Dr. Allen D. Seftel, Head of the Division of Urology at Cooper, and Dr. Ronak Gor, Director of Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma at Cooper, presented a free information session on male sexual and urination problems at the Cherry Hill Library Conference Center. This event offered support and education for men who have tried and failed first-line treatments for erectile dysfunction and urine leakage, including a discussion of advanced treatment options for erectile dysfunction for men who have tried pills or other therapies, and men who wear pads due to stress urinary incontinence, possibly following prostate cancer treatment. Read more.

Cooper Employees Fan Out Across Camden, South Jersey for Day of Service

WHAT: More than 90 doctors, nurses, administrative leaders, and allied health professionals from Cooper University Health Care will fan out across eight different sites in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester counties for a day of community service. Cooper employees will work in community gardens, prepare meals at the Cathedral Kitchen, help out at an animal shelter, and organize donations at a food pantry among others. Read more.

American Heart Association and Amerigroup Foundation Donate 500 Infant CPR Training Kits to Cooper Health

Tools equip new parents with CPR and choking relief skills to use in emergencies.

The American Heart Association (AHA) with the support from the Amerigroup Foundation has donated 500 Infant CPR Anytime® kits to Cooper University Health Care for use in training new parents on emergency lifesaving techniques. Cooper will provide the Infant CPR Anytime kits to parents whose babies are discharged from the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and will be the first hospital in New Jersey to offer the Infant CPR Anytime training on their telehealth patient portal. Read more.