Cooper Doctor Heads Mission to Establish Much Needed Pediatric ICUs in Nigeria

Odiraa Nwankwor, MD, MPH, a pediatric intensivist at Cooper University Health Care and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School, is leading an initiative to help establish pediatric intensive units in Nigeria.

Dr. Nwankwor, a Nigerian native and the Founder of Health Place for Children Initiative, developed the “Nigeria Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU) Project” as part of Cooper’s Global Health program to bring medical equipment, guidance, and hand-on training to hospitals throughout that country. Read more.

Employee of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Received Prestigious National Award

Christopher J. Moore, BS, CMD, a Medical Dosimetrist at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, received the prestigious 2020 Radiation Therapy Empower Award presented by Beekley Medical, a Connecticut-based manufacturer of medical devices.

Beekley Medical established its Empower Award as a national initiative to recognize professionals in various cancer care disciplines for their efforts to improve care for patients and their families. Read more.

The Cooper Foundation and Norcross Foundation Expand Free Facemask Distribution

First Responders, Essential Community Workers in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties to Receive Masks to Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19

The Cooper Foundation and the Norcross Foundation will provide more than 41,000 free, reusable facemasks to police, fire, EMS personnel, and educators in the tri-county region to reduce the spread of COVID-19, announced George E. Norcross III, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Cooper University Health Care. Read more.

Six-year Old NJ Girl Collect Nearly 1,200 Socks Patients at Cooper University Health Care

On Monday, July 20, six-year-old Lily Cuticchia of Haddon Township, NJ visited Cooper University Health Care to donate nearly 1,200 pairs of new socks she collected for patients in Cooper’s emergency department and addiction medicine programs.  Representatives from both departments were on hand to accept the donations.

When Lily’s mom began working at Cooper University Health Care last fall, she took a keen interest in her mother’s job in the Addiction Medicine Department. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Earns Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM

Cooper in the top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety Second Year in a Row


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Cooper University Health Care has earned the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades. The ranking places Cooper among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety as evaluated by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems. Read more.

Congratulations to Our Graduating Cooper Residents and Fellows

Congratulations to Cooper University Health Care’s residents and fellows who are graduating today. We offer our heartfelt thanks to our residents and fellows for being integral members of the Cooper team, and for embodying our mission to serve, to heal, to educate.

The last few months of training have been demanding for our residents and fellows, to say the least. When faced with unprecedented challenges during Cooper’s COVID-19 response, they rose to the occasion. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Physician Named Prestigious 2020 Bloomberg Fellow

Cooper University Health Care physician Matthew S. Salzman, MD, has been named one of the prestigious 2020 Bloomberg Fellows by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Salzman is one of only 50 master of public health fellows (MPH) and eight doctor in public health (DPH) fellows from 27 states, and Washington, D.C., in the 2020 cohort. The 2020 Bloomberg Fellows will receive extensive public health training to tackle critical health issues across the country. Read more.

With Family and Friends By Her Side, Francisca Martinez Rings the Bell

Francisca surrounded by her family, celebrates with her bell and a certificate marking her end of treatment. 

The team at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper recognizes the importance of celebrating life and the milestones that come along a patient’s cancer journey – even during a pandemic.

MD Anderson at Cooper continues to provide essential cancer treatments to our patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Congratulations to the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Class of 2020!

Today, Thursday, May 14, 2020, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2020.  We congratulate the 79 graduates who earned medical degrees from CMSRU, our the fifth and largest graduating class since CMSRU opened in 2013. To date, 326 students have graduated from the school.

During their four years at CMSRU, the Class of 2020 performed many impressive community-based projects that directly supported residents of Camden. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Announces Nursing Excellence Award Winners

EMS Flight Nurse Named 2020 Cooper Nurse of the Year

Cooper University Health Care has named Steven Teitelman, RN, BSN, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, as the 2020 Nurse of the Year. Teitelman, a flight nurse coordinator with Cooper’s Air Medical Services, also received the Barbara and Jack Tarditi Award for Excellence in Nursing Mentorship Award as part of Cooper’s Annual Nursing Excellence Awards presented during National Nurses’ Week (May 6-12). Read more.