Cooper University Health Care First Hospital In the World to Use New Virtual Reality System for Stroke Rehabilitation

Cooper University Health Care recently became the first hospital in the world to use a new virtual reality (VR) system for patient rehabilitation following a stroke, announced Tudor G. Jovin, MD, chief and chairman of the Cooper Neurological Institute, and internationally renowned neurologist and researcher.

Prior to the commercial launch of The REAL™ Immersive System, a team of physicians and therapists at the Cooper Neurological Institute (CNI) worked closely with California-based medical device producer, Penumbra, in the research and development phase for the new system. Read more.

Can a Smartwatch Help Identify Atrial Fibrillation? Cooper University Health Care Cardiologist Among Investigators of Large-Scale Study

Andrea M. Russo, MD,  a cardiologist and director of electrophysiology and arrhythmia services at Cooper University Health Care, was one of the lead investigators in a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which examined the ability of smartwatches to detect atrial fibrillation in users.  Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that, without treatment, increases a person’s risk of stroke. Read more.

Year in Review: Biggest Cooper Stories of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, here are some of the biggest Cooper stories of the year:

Elite army trauma team takes part in training program at Cooper Hospital (KYW News Radio)

The ‘Fight for $15’ is winning at Philly-area hospitals (Cooper credited with leading the way) (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

O’Dowd, Mazzarelli named co-CEOs of Cooper University Health Care (NJ Biz)

Norcross, Cooper Foundation, Michaels and NFI Announce Plans for $1M Grant Program (Tap Into Camden)

SJ hospital hires doctor whose research changed stroke care (Dr. 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.

Cooper University Health Care Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes in Surgical Care From the American College of Surgeons

Cooper University Health Care is one of only 88 hospitals in the nation to be recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) 2019 for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.

“We are proud to receive this recognition from the American College of Surgeons which is a reflection of our ongoing dedication and commitment to providing outstanding surgical care for our patients,” said Francis R. Read more.

Cooper Kicks-Off Holiday Season with Turkey Donations to Benefit Camden Residents

1,000 Turkeys Were Distributed Through Network of Community Organizations

On Saturday, November 23, 2019, Cooper University Health Care kicked-off the holiday season by donating 1,000 turkeys to community groups, faith-based organizations, and the South Jersey Food Bank to benefit Camden residents. The turkeys were provided to a wide network of community groups for distribution to residents in need in time for Thanksgiving. Read more.

Cooper Veteran Phil Kenerley Honored With Camden County Medal

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Cooper Senior Security Officer Phil Kenerley was recognized by the Freeholders of Camden County during the 18th Annual Veterans Medal Award Ceremony for his service to our country. In addition to Phil, 18 other veterans from the Army, Navy, and Air Force were recognized during the ceremony, which was attended by family and friends.

Phil has been part of our Cooper Team since 1989. Read more.

South Jersey Auto Dealer Donates Three Mini Cars for Kids at Cooper University Health

Young Patients Will Ride in Style to the OR – Helping to Relieve Fear and Anxiety

Having surgery can be stressful for anyone, but especially for children.  Thanks to a special donation from Cherry Hill Imports Auto Group, children at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper will now have a new way to relieve some of their stress and anxiety while preparing for surgery. Read more.

Local Non-Profit Donates $30,000 to Cooper

Representatives from Help Women and Children Now, a non-profit organization based in Haddonfield, NJ, visited Cooper University Health Care to present a $30,000 check. This monetary gift will be used to provide cardiac screenings to newborns in Cooper’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The donation represents the proceeds of a youth-run event that was held at the Adventure Aquarium earlier this year. Read more.