Camden Girl Scouts Visit MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper to Explore Careers in STEM

Through a partnership with The Cooper Foundation, the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey (GSCSNJ), and Brimm Medical Arts High School in Camden, 20 Camden students visited MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper on Thursday, February 28, 2019, for a behind the scenes look at STEM-related careers.

After a tour of the state-of-the-art cancer center, students had the opportunity to hear from a radiation therapist, an infusion nurse, a clinical researcher, and Dr. Read more.

“Helping Our Heroes” Team Visits Collingswood Fire Department

The Helping Our Heroes program was at Collingswood Fire Department yesterday morning offering preventative screening and educating first responders about cardiovascular health, stroke risk, skin cancer and healthy habits. Pictured from right to left are Cooper’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Lorraine Sweeney; Dermatology Resident, Bilal Fawaz; Phlebotomist, Edith Trinidad-Medina;  Collingswood Fire Department Chief, Keith Davis; Neuro Nurse Coordinator, Terri Yeager; Camden County Health Department Educator, Lynn Rosner; and Community and Population Health Director, Max Kursh.  Read more.

Little Red Hats Warm Hearts at Cooper University Health Care

Cooper participates in the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts™ program to empower new moms to live heart-healthy while raising awareness of congenital heart defects.

Cooper University Health Care is excited to join the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program this year. The American Heart Association is raising awareness about family heart health and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country, with support from The Children’s Heart Foundation™. Read more.

Cooper Co-President Talks “Eds and Meds” on CCSNJ Panel

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Cooper Co-President Dr. Anthony J. Mazzarelli shared the stage with Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon, CMSRU Dean Dr. Annette C. Reboli, and Virtua President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin for an “Eds and Meds” panel moderated by Camden City School District Acting Superintendent Katrina McCombs. The panel was part of a larger discussion, “The Future of Camden,” presented by the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey. Read more.

Cooper Team Goes Red for Heart Month

Our Cooper Team helped spread awareness about the importance of heart health during Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1, 2019. Here are a few photos from around the Cooper offices!

Thank you to Rebecca Smith for submitting this photo of the Adult Health Institute team in red. From left to right: Rebecca Smith, Sue Kreh, Diane Winkler, April Posley, Mary Ann DeGirolamo (kneeling), Nancy Loperfido, Serena Mayer, and Jerri Flippen. Read more.

February 1: Wear Red for Heart Health

During the month of February, Cooper University Health Care is celebrating the Go Red for Women movement and American Heart Month – reminding us all of the importance of committing to a heart-healthy lifestyle.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States in both men and women – accounting for 1 in 7 deaths each year. Read more.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Announces New Initiatives, Centers of Excellence in the Fight Against the NJ Opioid Epidemic

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the commitment of his administration to a patient-centered, evidence-based approach to tackle the opioid epidemic that took the lives of 3,163 New Jerseyans in 2018 alone.

The programs and initiatives described during the event, hosted by Cooper University Health Care, included programs to increase access to evidence-based prevention and treatment in the community, supporting individuals in recovery, improving data-systems and infrastructure systems for addiction services, and stemming the supply of illicit drugs through law enforcement. Read more.

New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy Launches Nurture NJ Initiative at Cooper


On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, New Jersey’s First Lady, Tammy Murphy, announced the launch of the state-wide Nurture NJ campaign, coinciding with Maternal Health Awareness Day at an event held at Cooper University Health Care. (The archived stream of this event can be found on YouTube.)

“That is why today, on Maternal Health Awareness Day, we are excited to announce Nurture NJ, a new state-wide awareness campaign,” said Mrs. Read more.

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.