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.

April Observances: Thank You For All You Do!

Teamwork is critical in every workplace, but especially so in a health care environment. Even when we work in separate departments, in different work groups, and at multiple work sites, everyone at Cooper (employees as well as volunteers) plays an important part in our mission as we serve the public.

During April, a month of many recognitions and observations, we salute the dedicated men and women working in various departments and various roles.  Read more.

Entela “Annie” Ahmeti, APN, Receives Cooper Heroism Award

Every day, Cooper employees do remarkable things, serving others and saving lives. That dedication often extends beyond the walls of Cooper. As ambassadors, we are fortunate to be able to hear and share the remarkable stories of heroism by Cooper employees in the community.

On March 5, 2020, Cooper Co-Presidents/CEOs Kevin O’Dowd, JD, and Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, honored one of those special employees – Annie Ahmeti, MSN, APN-C, one of the Advanced Practice Nurses in Vascular Surgery. Read more.

Congressional Medal of Honor Society Announces 2020’s Citizen Honors Awards Finalists –  Cooper Employee John Bishop Among Finalists

Winners to be Honored at Awards Dinner on Medal of Honor Day, March 25

Washington, DC, February 26, 2020 — The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, today, announced the top 27 finalists for this year’s Citizen Honors Awards.  The finalists were selected through two rounds of judging by an independent panel, with the final round exclusively of Medal of Honor recipients.  Read more.

Dr. Bascom Waugh to Ella Hawk: Cooper’s Military Legacy

In 1950, Dr. Bascom Waugh became the first African American doctor to join the medical staff at Cooper. A World War II veteran, Dr. Waugh was a former flight surgeon for the 332nd Fighter Group, the legendary Tuskegee Airmen. According to a 2007 Air Force School of Medicine report, Dr. Waugh was one of the first two African American doctors to be trained alongside Caucasian physicians in the Army’s School of Aviation near San Antonio.

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