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.

Cooper Team Visits University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital to Establish New PICU

A 10- member team from Cooper University Health Care and Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, recently traveled to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla Enugu, to start the initial phase of a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. When completed, this will be the first organized Pediatric ICU in Nigeria. On this trip, the team set up the skeletal structure of the PICU and provided training for doctors, nurses, and physiotherpists, who function as Respiratory Therapists. Read more.

Celebration of Life Brings Smiles to Pediatric Trauma Patients, Families, and Cooper Staff

On Saturday, September 14, Cooper celebrated the resiliency and triumphs of pediatric patients who have received care in the pediatric trauma program.  Michael Goodman, MD, Chief and Chairman of Pediatrics, and Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, Pediatric Trauma Medical Director, welcomed guests who then enjoyed a Super Hero themed event with activities for children of all ages and a picnic-style lunch.  Cooper staff enjoyed seeing their prior patients and families from the prior two years. Read more.

Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner Raises $125,000 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

More Than $1 Million Raised Since First Event in 2011

Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, announced that the Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner, held on Sept. 17, raised $125,000 for the lung cancer program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

Since its founding in 2011, this annual event has raised more than $1 million to support lung cancer research at MD Anderson at Cooper, South Jersey’s most comprehensive resource for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. Read more.

Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Deliver ‘Gestures of Hope’ to Cancer Patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

Representatives from Subaru of America’s corporate headquarters and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) delivered messages of hope and 80 specially made blankets to inpatients at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper to help encourage them in their fight against cancer.

“This is such a generous and kind gesture from our friends from Subaru of America, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” said Generosa Grana, MD, director of MD Anderson at Cooper. Read more.

Commentary: What it Was Like to be a Medical Resident During Hahnemann’s Closure

One day, John Williamson and Madison Crutcher were moving in together. The next, their worlds were turned upside down.

In late June 2019, my girlfriend Madison Crutcher and I moved in together in Philadelphia’s Fairmount section as we both continued our medical residencies at Hahnemann University Hospital. We hoped it would be an exciting new chapter in our relationship.

Two days later, Hahnemann announced it was closing, throwing our future into question. Read more.

Rana Awdish, MD, Author of In Shock, Discusses Improving the Patient Experience Through Connection and Communication During the Seventh Annual Berkowitz Family Foundation Lecture Program

Rana Awdish, MD, author of In Shock, yesterday discussed her best-selling memoir based on her first-hand account of going from a young critical care physician to a dying patient in an instant. She was the featured speaker for the Seventh Annual Berkowitz Family Foundation Lecture Program.

Awdish is Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Medical Director of Care Experience at Henry Ford Health System, and Assistant Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Read more.