Chairman George E. Norcross, III Announces Cooper University Health Care to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour for All Employees, Calls on Other Health Care Systems to Join Effort to Raise Wages

Wage Hike by Largest Employer in Camden City and County Will Benefit 10% of Workforce

Cooper University Health Care Chairman George E. Norcross, III today announced the health system will increase the minimum wage it pays employees to $15 an hour, the first health system in New Jersey to make such a commitment to its full-time, part-time, and per-diem employees. The new minimum wage policy will go into effect on January 1, 2019, and will benefit approximately 10 percent of Cooper’s 7,500 employees, one third of whom are Camden city residents and over 450 of whom are Camden County residents. Read more.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Participating in Innovative Breast Cancer Study

Study explores if some patients may forego surgery after chemotherapy

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper has joined a clinical research study to determine if certain breast cancer patients who respond positively to neoadjuvant systemic therapy can be treated without surgery. This study, done in conjunction with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, is led by principal investigator Henry M. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Among Select Hospitals in the U.S. to Treat Central Sleep Apnea With Newly Approved Device

Cooper University Health Care is one of only 24 sites in the United States currently treating patients with central sleep apnea (CSA) with a new implantable device to stimulate breathing. The remedē® System, developed by medical technology company Respicardia, Inc., received FDA-approval in 2017 and is the first commercially available device to treat CSA.

“CSA is a serious breathing disorder that disrupts the normal breathing pattern during sleep and negatively affects quality of life and overall cardiovascular health,” said John A. Read more.

Cooper Infection Prevention Team Volunteers at Camden’s Cathedral Kitchen

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, a team from Cooper’s Infection Prevention department visited the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden. Led by Shahrzad Darvish, MSN, RN, CIC, the team volunteered to plate and serve dinner to 330 guests that evening, as well as clean-up assignments after dinner.

“It was lots of fun and everyone felt good,” said Darvish. “The volunteer in charge was impressed to see a department from Cooper health helping out; they wanted to know what we do and who we are. 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 University Health Care First in the Region to Implant Next-Generation WATCHMAN FLX(TM) Device

Cooper is one of approximately 40 sites in the United States and the only hospital in the Philadelphia region participating in a clinical trial for Boston Scientific’s WATCHMAN FLX™ device. The WATCHMAN FLX™ is the next generation of a potentially life-changing catheter-based (or non-surgically delivered) device designed to close the left atrial appendage in order to reduce the risk of stroke in certain patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). 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 University Health Care Recognized as a Top Performing Hospital For Congestive Heart Failure in National Rankings

US News High-Performing Hospitals badgeCooper University Health Care was recognized as a top performing hospital for treating congestive heart failure in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals survey.

“The Cooper Heart Institute is known for its comprehensive cardiac services,” said Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD, Co-President of Cooper University Health Care. “This designation demonstrates Cooper’s commitment, as a leading regional academic health system, to providing the highest level of inpatient and outpatient cardiac services.”

“Heart disease is the number one health issue in our nation, and congestive heart failure alone affects more than 5 million Americans,” said Anthony J. Read more.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Recognized as a Top Performing Hospital for Colon Cancer Surgery in National Rankings

US News High-Performing Hospitals badgeMD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper was recognized as a top performing hospital for colon cancer surgery in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals survey, released yesterday.

“This recognition reaffirms MD Anderson at Cooper’s role as a leading academic health system and our commitment to providing the highest level of cancer care to our community,” said Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD, Co-President of Cooper University Health Care. Read more.

Cooper 2 Joins Life-Saving Air Medical Transport Service

Cooper University Health Care has expanded its life-saving air medical transport service to the South Jersey community with the addition of a new helicopter. Cooper has been providing this vital service to residents of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem counties since 2010.

“As the regional leader in trauma and emergency care, the medical transport helicopters are a crucial part of our emergency medical services continuum,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, Co-President of Cooper University Health Care. Read more.