Teddy Goes to Cooper – Online!

Sick and injured stuffed bears help alleviate kids’ fears of going to the hospital and doctor

One of the highlights at Cooper University Health Care each spring is the Teddy Goes to Cooper program where kindergarten students from KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy visit the hospital to learn about staying healthy and to alleviate fears about going to the doctor. (Scroll down to see photos and videos!) Read more.

A Secret Message on National Library Week

This year during National Library Week (April 19-25), we recognize and thank our diligent Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Librarians for the many innovative ways they are continuing to serve our community more than ever during a time of crisis.

From COVID-19 searches, research projects, and teaching remotely, our CMSRU librarians are working tirelessly to enable our library resources to continue to provide the tools and resources necessary during the pandemic. Read more.

Celebrating National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

This week is National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. We wanted to recognize and thank our outstanding Cooper Laboratory Team, who have been working tirelessly during the COVID-19 outbreak.

While medical laboratory professionals and pathologists play an important role in every aspect of health care, during this pandemic they are playing an absolutely vital role. In fact, increased testing of individuals is going to be a critical component in our effort to reopen our nation for business. Read more.

Heroes Honoring Heroes

Drone footage © Eleven22 Productions; Still photography © Avi Steinhardt

On Monday, April 20, more than 70 first responder units representing EMS, Fire, and Police from Camden and surrounding municipalities made their way by and around Cooper University Hospital to show their support and appreciation for our dedicated staff combating COVID-19. The motorcade of vehicles assembled near the 76ers practice facility on the waterfront, traveled down MLK Boulevard in the front of the Roberts Pavilion entrance of Cooper, and circled the campus several times. Read more.

Celebrating National Doctors’ Day at Cooper

March 30, 2020 is National Doctors’ Day. On this day of recognition, we honor our outstanding Cooper physicians who provide healing and hope every day.

In light of this uncertain and difficult time, we feel it is more important than ever to take a moment to acknowledge all those on the front lines – physicians, nurses, and support staff – who are working around the clock to care for our patients. Read more.

Population Health Donates 371 Sandwiches to Cathedral Kitchen in Camden

Today our Population Health team at Cooper donated their time to make 371 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Cathedral Kitchen, the largest emergency food provider in Camden, NJ. Way to go!

Cooper’s Population Health team works with patients to improve chronic conditions and reduce hospitalizations. You can learn more about our Cooper teams at CooperHealth.org.

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Cooper Community Health Visits Medford Fire Department

The Cooper Community Heath team was back on the Fire Department circuit again last night visiting the Medford Fire Department in Medford, NJ. First responders received screenings for skin cancer and blood pressure, and were educated about cardiac conditions, prostate, lung and colorectal cancers.

The goal of Cooper’s Community Health Outreach team is to promote healthy behaviors and preventative care in collaboration with community partners. Read more.

Cooper GME Recognizes Antoinette Spevetz, MD, For Dedicated Service and Leadership

Congratulations to Antoinette Spevetz, MD, FCCM, FACP, FCCP, who was recognized by Cooper’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee for her dedication and career milestone in GME leadership, serving as Cooper University Health Care’s Designated Institutional Official for the past ten years. Since 2009, Dr. Spevetz’s service has been a vital contribution to the education of Cooper University Hospital’s residents and fellows, preparing them to be successful physicians of the future. Read more.

Holidays With Our Cooper Team

Throughout the year and across South Jersey, our Cooper Team comes together to serve, heal, and educate our local families and communities. December was no different! Here are some photos from this month at Cooper.

As a reminder, the Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive runs through Dec. 31, 2019. Visit the Deptford Barnes & Noble at 1553 Almonesson Road to purchase a book that will be donated to their Holiday Book Drive for our pediatric patients. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Announces Expansion of Extensive Military Training Programs with Partnership to Provide Specialized Medical Training to U.S. Military Personnel as Part of SMART Program

Military leaders, hospital executives attend ceremony honoring first graduates

Cooper University Health Care is one of the leading academic health systems providing medical training to military personnel. Recently, Cooper became the third location in the nation to provide specialized medical training to active duty and reserve personnel from all branches U.S. military as part of Operation SMART (Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training). Read more.