Cooper University Health Care, CMSRU to Establish New ENT Residency Program

One of only two in New Jersey

Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University recently received approval to establish an Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) residency program from the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education). This highly specialized surgical training program is only the second of its kind in New Jersey. ENT residency training is in high demand and typically one of the most competitive residency programs nationally. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care First Hospital in Eastern U.S. to Treat Central Sleep Apnea With Newly Approved Device

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

Camden Institutions Partner to Research Genetic and Biological Factors to Fight Opioid Addiction

Opioid Addiction - text graphic abstractThe Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) are launching the Camden Opioid Research Initiative (CORI), a first-of-its-kind undertaking to investigate the genetic and biological factors that contribute to the development of opioid use disorder (also referred to as opioid dependence or addiction). Opioid overdoses continue to climb in New Jersey and nationally and the opioid addiction epidemic is one of the most urgent public health concerns of our time. Read more.

Camden Students Learn How to Stay Healthy at “Teddy Goes to Cooper” Event

Kindergarteners from the U.S. Wiggins College Preparatory Lab Family School  in Camden visited Cooper University Health Care on November 16, 2018, to take part in “Teddy Goes to Cooper”.  The “Teddy Goes to Cooper” program was developed to help alleviate young children’s fears of visiting the hospital or the doctor while teaching them healthy habits.

Each child received a teddy bear and rotated through different stations where Cooper physicians and other health care professionals diagnosed and treated the bear’s ailments using real tools and equipment.  Read more.

Floragraph Decorating Ceremony Honored South Jersey Teen’s Life-Saving Organ Donation

Memorial floragraph will be among several adorning the 2019 Donate Life Float at the  130th Rose ParadeTM on January 1, 2019, in Pasadena, California.

Family, loved ones, hospital staff, and representatives from the NJ Sharing Network gathered on November 16, 2018  to remember Tabernacle, NJ, teen Sean Clegg by completing a beautiful floragraph portrait that will be part of the 2019 Donate Life Float at the 130th Annual Rose ParadeTM in Pasadena, California, this coming New Year’s Day. Read more.

Cooper Employees Recognized For Their Service During Veterans Day Event

Cooper University Health Care was proud to host retired NBC 10 journalist and U.S. Army veteran Terry Ruggles  on November 14, 2018, as the keynote speaker at Veterans Day celebration active and retired military personnel.  Cooper is committed to its employees who currently or previously served in the military and hosts celebrations near Memorial Day and Veterans Day to honor their service. Read more.

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.