Leaders From Throughout Cooper Volunteer with Cathedral Kitchen in Camden

On June 20, 2019, leadership from Cooper’s Adult Health Institute, Urban Health Institute, Women and Children’s Institute, Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine joined together for a day of service at Cathedral Kitchen.

The group met up at the CK Café first to have lunch together. After a tour and learning about their services, they gathered to start some food prep and set up the room for dinner service. Read more.

Cooper Volunteers Support Special Olympics New Jersey

On Sunday, June 9, 2019, Cooper Physical Therapy Manager Albert J. Guarini, PT, DPT, MTC, and some of Cooper’s outpatient rehab staff volunteered at the Special Olympics New Jersey, which was held at the College of New Jersey. The team participated in the FUNfitness group for healthy athletes proving flexibility, strength, and balance screenings for the athletes competing that day. It was a great experience and the entire group had a lot of fun! Read more.

Cooper Receives Award from NJ Sharing Network

Once again Cooper University Health Care has achieved Platinum Level – which is the highest level awarded by the NJ Sharing Network, our partner in organ donation. NJ Sharing Network is the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant. Nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents are currently awaiting transplantation. Read more.

Camden’s Revitalization In the News

Cooper University Health Care is proud to be part of the transformation of our Camden community, our home for more than 130 years. Employment in the city of Camden has increased 24.7% in the past few years – with 55.4% of those jobs in the health care and education sectors – and our neighborhoods are safer, too, with the crime rate at a 50 year low. Read more.

Cooper Employee John Bishop Hailed as Hero

Cooper employee John Bishop (Facilities Management, Voorhees campus) is being hailed as a true hero for saving a woman who brutally attacked alongside a busy South Jersey highway last week. Putting his own safety aside and thanks to his quick actions, he was able to rescue the victim and subdue the perpetrator until police could arrive.  Police credit him with saving the woman’s life.  Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Participates in BOOST-3 Trial Which Seeks to Improve Outcomes After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is sudden damage to the brain caused by an outside force to the head – such as a car crash, a fall, or something hitting the head. An estimated 2.5 million Americans sustain TBI each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Severe TBI contributes to 30% of all injury-related deaths, and many who survive are left permanently disabled. Read more.

Cooper Team Celebrates National EMS Week

May 19-25, 2019, is the 45th annual National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. The National Association of EMTs (@NAEMT) partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians (@ACEP) to lead annual EMS Week activities. Together, NAEMT and ACEP are working to ensure that the important contributions of EMS practitioners in safeguarding the health, safety, and well being of their communities are fully celebrated and recognized. Read more.

Cooper Honors Advanced Practice Nurse With “Military Employee of the Year” Award

Cooper University Health Care presented the 2019 Cooper Military Employee of the Year Award to advanced practice nurse Ella Hawk, a member of the hospital’s cardiothoracic surgery team. The celebratory event, honoring Cooper employees who are veterans and/or active military, was held on May 21, 2019. (Watch the presentation here.)

The Cooper Military Employee of the Year Award was established in 2018 to formally recognize the outstanding contributions a Cooper staff member has made to the health system, the community, and the nation, as well as in support of Cooper’s mission To serve, to heal, to educate. Read more.

Cooper Cardiologist to Head International Society

Andrea M. Russo, MD, a cardiologist and director of the electrophysiology and arrhythmia service at Cooper University Health, was inducted as the president of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) at its annual meeting in San Francisco May 8-11, 2019.

HRS is an international society of electrophysiologists with over 10,000 members internationally and professionals from more than 70 countries. Founded in 1979, it is the leading resource on Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology in the world. Read more.