Cooper University Health Care & NBC-10 to Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall

South Jersey reporter Cydney Long to moderate event

As part of Cooper University Health Care’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccine education initiative, the community is invited to a free COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, June 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center located in East Camden. NBC 10 South Jersey reporter Cydney Long will serve as moderator for the panel discussion. Read more.

Cooper Team Generously Donates Crayons to Raise Awareness for Art Therapy

The Children’s Regional Hospital and the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department extended a warm, colorful thank you to all Cooper employees who donated new, used, and broken crayons earlier this month. Through The Crayon Initiative, the used and broken crayons Cooper and our community collected will be upcycled into new crayons and distributed to art programs at children’s hospital across the U.S, Read more.

Cooper Celebrates Earth Day and Recognizes Cooper Green Team Accomplishments

Today, Cooper will join with other organizations worldwide in celebrating Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day – “Restore Our Earth” – focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking to help restore the world’s ecosystems.

Since its inception, Cooper’s Green Team has worked to identify and put into action a number of initiatives to ensure that Cooper reduces waste, decreases energy usage, and educates our team members about how to be successful environmental stewards. Read more.

Governor Murphy, Commissioner Persichilli, and Dr. Birx Visit Cooper University Health Care for Roundtable on COVID-19 Response in South Jersey

Cooper University Health Care, the region’s leading academic health system, hosted Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, and Dr. Deborah Birx from White House Coronavirus Task Force for a roundtable discussion Friday on the response to COVID-19 in Southern New Jersey.

“Having been in government for many years and knowing how thankless a job it can be, I want to offer a special thank you to Governor Murphy, Commissioner Persichilli, and Dr. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Kicks-Off Holiday Season with Turkey Donations to Benefit Camden Residents

1000 turkeys distributed through network of community organizations

George E. Norcross III, chairman of the Board of Trustee at Cooper University Health Care announced that the health system has kicked-off the holiday season by donating 1,000 turkeys to community groups, faith-based organizations, and the South Jersey Food Bank to benefit Camden residents.

The turkeys were distributed on November 21 to a wide network of community groups for distribution to residents in need in time for Thanksgiving. Read more.

Extending a Cooper Welcome to Newest Medical Students at CMSRU

CMSRU officially welcomes new medical students at pandemic-era White Coat Ceremony

Via Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) continued its annual tradition of welcoming new medical students into the profession of medicine during a special White Coat Ceremony, pandemic style.

The event brought 110 new students and a few speakers together in Rowan University’s large concert hall for the event where they could follow physical distancing recommendations, while parents, friends, loved ones, faculty and fellow students watched the event virtually. Read more.

Celebrating Women in Medicine Month

September is Women in Medicine Month! At Cooper, our Women in Medicine group is highlighting the experiences of our women colleagues in research, education, patient care, and more through online panel events and blog posts throughout the month. We hope you’ll join us for these exciting discussions.

Our scheduled panel events will take place online and will include an opportunity for questions to our panelists. Read more.

Commentary: Dr. McClane Discusses the Impact of Chadwick Boseman’s Passing

On August 28, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43 from colon cancer. He had been diagnosed in 2016.

Below, Steven J McClane, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Head of the Division of Colorectal Surgery and Co-Director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, shares his comments on this impact of this news.

The great majority of colorectal cancer is found in people over 50, however, the incidence in younger people, such as Mr Boseman, has been steadily increasing over recent years, for unclear reasons, an alarming trend. Read more.

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.