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.

Former Cooper CEO Adrienne Kirby Receives Special Achievement Award from HPMSNJ

On Friday, December 6, 2019, Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, was recognized by the Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey with a Special Achievement Award during the organization’s Annual Meeting. Dr. Kirby served as the CEO for Cooper University Health Care until 2019.

Across her career, she is has known to champion community health and the importance of service to the community. 

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#OurCommunity: Nutrition and Your Heart

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Cooper’s Community Health team partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to educate patients at Cooper Internal Medicine & Specialty Care at JFK offices in Willingboro, NJ.  The purpose of the outreach event was to improve the health and wellness of the community by educating patients on the importance of heart health through the reduction of cardiovascular risk factors.  Read more.

Noted National Expert Discusses How “Storytelling” Project Impacted Veterans, Changed VA Healthcare

National “storytelling” expert Thor Ringler, MFA, MS, provided an inspiring Veterans Day program for physicians, medical students, and other health care providers. Ringler has run the My Life, My Story program at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, since 2013. In that time the program has recorded life stories of more than 2,000 veterans — and placed the short biographies in each vets’ electronic medical record. Read more.

Celebrating Our Cooper Teams in November

roberts pavilion

Cooper University Health Care is the leading academic health care system in South Jersey with a history of more than 130 years of service. Our team includes more than 630 physicians, and 7,000 plus employees, with experts who practice in more than 75 specialties through South Jersey’s only Level I Trauma Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, Urgent Care centers, and more than 100 medical offices across the region. Read more.

Area Advanced Practice Providers Learn and Network at First-Ever Cooper APP Symposium

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, leaders from Cooper University Health Care held a first-ever Advanced Practice Provider Symposium for area advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse educators and other medical professionals. Attendees spent a full day networking while learning from experts in areas of surgery, oncology, pharmacology, pediatrics, infectious disease and cardiovascular care. Presentations focused on evidence-based care and continuing education credits were offered. Read more.

Helen’s Angels Donates $25,000 to MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

Helen’s Angels – a local non-profit organization, which provides support and assistance to individuals and families throughout the region who have been impacted by and/or are recovering from breast cancer, hosted their annual Tinis for Tatas event at the Vue on 50 in Philadelphia. The event featured a live auction, basket raffles, delicious cocktails, and fabulous food.  At the event, Missy Quinn, President and Founder of Helen’s Angels, presented Robert Somer, MD, Head of the Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, with a check for $25K to help provide direct support for MD Anderson at Cooper patients with breast cancer who may need financial assistance to help defray the costs associated with their diagnosis and treatment including co-pays, transportation to and from doctors’ appointments and treatments, and other support services such as house cleaning, child care, meals, wigs and counseling. Read more.