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.

Cooper University Health Care Employees and The Cooper Foundation Donate Backpacks, School Supplies to Camden Students

More Than 2,200 Backpacks and School Supplies Donated Through The Cooper Foundation’s Operation Backpack

CAMDEN, N.J. — The Cooper Foundation, along with city officials and school leaders, today distributed backpacks and school supplies to every student at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy (KCNA) Lanning Square Primary and Middle School campus and KCNA Whittier Middle School in Bergen Square. KCNA serves students in Pre-K through 8th grade. Read more.

ICU Nurse Recognized With DAISY Award at Cooper

Cooper University Health Care recently recognized Jennifer Orr, RN, of Collingswood, NJ, with the DAISY Award for providing exceptional nursing care. Orr is a nurse in Cooper’s Intensive Care Unit.

Orr was nominated by Mary Jane Durkin, MSN, RN, OCN, an oncology clinical educator at Cooper, following a hospitalization.

“She never assumed because I was a nurse, that I knew everything,” said Durkin who has since recovered from coronary bypass surgery. Read more.

Cooper Physician Receives Influencer of Healthcare Award

Stephen W. Trzeciak, MD, MPH, was one of 27 awardees to receive The Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Influencer of Healthcare Award at a ceremony August 15, 2019. This award program honors Philadelphia’s most influential health care professionals.

Dr. Trzeciak is a physician scientist, professor and chair of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), and the chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care. Read more.

Coalition of Regional Academic Health Organizations Wins Bid for Hahnemann Residency Program

Christiana Care, Cooper, Einstein, Jefferson, Main Line and Temple join together to preserve physician education and patient care

PHILADELPHIA (August 9, 2019) — Six mission-driven, nonprofit academic health organizations across Greater Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley won a collective bid for the physician residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital.

The move ensures access to patient care services—especially for the underserved—and stabilizes the education of hundreds of residents who will be the region’s healthcare providers of the future. Read more.

Cooper Physician Receives Influencer of Healthcare Award

Stephen W. Trzeciak, MD, MPH, has been selected to receive The Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Influencer of Healthcare Award. This award program honors Philadelphia’s most influential health care professionals. Dr. Trzeciak is one of 27 awardees who will be honored at a ceremony, as well as profiled in a special section of the Sunday Inquirer.

Dr. Trzeciak is a physician scientist, professor and chair of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), and the chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care. Read more.