Cooper University Health Care First Hospital Site in the Nation to Host Training Program for Elite U.S. Army Forward Resuscitation Surgical Team

Cooper University Health Care recently entered into an agreement with the United States Army to provide advanced surgical trauma training to the U.S. Army’s elite Forward Resuscitation Surgical Team (FRST). Cooper is the first trauma center in the nation to begin providing this training.

“This is another first for Cooper, and we are honored and proud to train this elite Army medical team,” said George E. Read more.

The Cooper Foundation and Cooper University Health Care Make it a Holiday of Hope for Local Families in Need

This afternoon, the Cooper Foundation spread holiday cheer by providing more than 150 holiday meals for families in the Cooper Plaza and Lanning Square neighborhoods to cook at home. In addition to the turkeys and all the fixings, the Foundation also distributed new books and toys to the children.

“Each year, employees from Cooper University Health Care make it a priority to give back to our neighbors in need,” stated Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of the Cooper Foundation. Read more.

“Divas for a Cure” to Roar Into Camden for Check Presentation At MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

For 13 Years, Divas for a Cure Has Been Raising Money to Benefit Cancer Patients

The Divas for a Cure, a non-profit group of female motorcycle enthusiasts, roared up to MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper on Saturday, December 1, 2018, on their cycles to present the proceeds of their annual fundraising efforts. Since the group’s inception in 2005, it has donated more than $141,000 to the cancer center.  Read more.

Camden Students Learn How to Stay Healthy at “Teddy Goes to Cooper” Event

Kindergarteners from the U.S. Wiggins College Preparatory Lab Family School  in Camden visited Cooper University Health Care on November 16, 2018, to take part in “Teddy Goes to Cooper”.  The “Teddy Goes to Cooper” program was developed to help alleviate young children’s fears of visiting the hospital or the doctor while teaching them healthy habits.

Each child received a teddy bear and rotated through different stations where Cooper physicians and other health care professionals diagnosed and treated the bear’s ailments using real tools and equipment.  Read more.

Floragraph Decorating Ceremony Honored South Jersey Teen’s Life-Saving Organ Donation

Memorial floragraph will be among several adorning the 2019 Donate Life Float at the  130th Rose ParadeTM on January 1, 2019, in Pasadena, California.

Family, loved ones, hospital staff, and representatives from the NJ Sharing Network gathered on November 16, 2018  to remember Tabernacle, NJ, teen Sean Clegg by completing a beautiful floragraph portrait that will be part of the 2019 Donate Life Float at the 130th Annual Rose ParadeTM in Pasadena, California, this coming New Year’s Day. Read more.

Cooper Employees Recognized For Their Service During Veterans Day Event

Cooper University Health Care was proud to host retired NBC 10 journalist and U.S. Army veteran Terry Ruggles  on November 14, 2018, as the keynote speaker at Veterans Day celebration active and retired military personnel.  Cooper is committed to its employees who currently or previously served in the military and hosts celebrations near Memorial Day and Veterans Day to honor their service. Read more.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Hosted Biden Cancer Community Summit in Conjunction with Congressman Donald Norcross

On Friday, September 21, 2018, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in conjunction with U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) participated in the Biden Cancer Community Summit to hear local perspectives on treatment, proposals for federal actions, and personal stories from a panel of cancer survivors, family caregivers, doctors, and nurses.

“In this midst of our daily work, it’s important to pause and discuss these vital issues. Read more.

Cooper Resident Lourdes Alanis Shares Interventional Radiology “Day in the Life”

On Friday, September 28, 2018, Lourdes Alanis, a fourth-year resident with Cooper’s Diagnostic Radiology program, gave Instagram followers a look into the world of interventional radiology (IR). This opportunity was provided by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), which highlighted six women in IR as part of a social media campaign in September celebrating Women in Medicine Month. Each physician shared photos on SIR’s Instagram, walking followers through their “day in the life” at various institutions across the country. Read more.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper marked its five-year anniversary of serving the region at a celebration attended by elected officials, hospital leadership, and cancer survivors.

“This is another exciting day as MD Anderson at Cooper continues to transform cancer care for the people of South Jersey and the region,” said George E. Norcross III, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Cooper University Health Care. Read more.

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.