Cooper University Hospital, in partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) - South Jersey Chapter, is participating in the International Diabetes Federation’s global campaign to light iconic monuments and sites in blue to mark World Diabetes Day.
On the first Sunday of each November, Campbell’s Field lights up in the wee hours of the morning in preparation for the nation’s largest 10K race called Run The Bridge. Though the race is run over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, most of the pre and post-run activities take place at Campbell’s Field. Cooper University Hospital is a naming sponsor of the race which benefits the Larc School for children with disabilities.
Congratulations to Cooper’s River Resuscitators dragon boat team, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival on October 23, 2010. The 25 team members are all Cooper employees and joined the Dragon Boat league two years ago. In 2009, they won a bronze medal for their division.
Cooper’s Third Annual Resident/Fellow Forum on October 13 drew residents and fellows representing 13 programs. Information tables were provided by the GMEC, Sim Lab, CIRT, Pastoral Care, Life Support, Planetree/Patient Centered Care, HR/EAP, Research Institute, Patient Safety, Documentation and Coding, and Health Information Management.
On Saturday, October 23, 2010, 75 motorcyclists joined the Chrome Riders Motorcycle Organization for the 16th Annual “Toy Run” for pediatric patients at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. Each rider brought with them a new, unwrapped gift for a child at Cooper.
Cooper University Hospital would like to congratulate Stephanie Wood, R.N., Trauma ICU, on the birth of her first child, Kayla. Kayla was born on October 19, 2010 on Cooper’s maternity unit weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces.
On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, the Make-Up Bar, a full service salon located in Cherry Hill, NJ, hosted a special fundraising event to benefit Cooper Cancer Institute’s Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine Program.
The sounds of a choir could be heard for blocks as Cooper Medical School of Rowan University marked its official groundbreaking of the first four-year allopathic medical school in South Jersey. Honored guests including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, US Senator Robert Menendez, US Congressman Rob Andrews, NJ State Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Camden City Mayor Dana Redd helped mark the occasion with more than 200 civic, business and community leaders from throughout the state today.
The Ripa Center for Women’s Health & Wellness, a program of Cooper University Hospital, will hold its bi-annual “Mother-Daughter Day”, on Saturday, October 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at aloft in Mount Laurel, NJ.
On Sunday, October 3rd, nearly 700 South Jersey women and their families and friends gathered to honor breast and gynecological cancer survivors and recognize those who were lost to these difficult diseases. The event also honored two physicians who treat local cancer patients at the Cooper Cancer Institute: breast surgeon Kristin L. Brill, MD, and gynecologic oncologist Thomas F. Rocereto, MD.