Congratulations to R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, senior critical care attending at Cooper University Health Care, Director of the Cooper Research Institute, and Professor of Medicine and Distinguished Scholar at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) for receiving the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Lifetime Achievement, Clinical Excellence Award. Dr. Dellinger was among 14 individuals and organizations honored for exemplary service to the people of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic at an awards ceremony July 15. Read more.
On May 25, Cooper University Health Care trauma surgeon John Chovanes, DO, FACS, was presented with The Meritorious Service Medal from the U.S. Army for the establishment of the Army Medical Department Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training (AMCT3) program at Cooper and his selfless devotion to soldiers and unparalleled dedication to mission accomplishment. Dr. Chovanes is the founding medical director and chief surgeon of Cooper’s Section of Military, Diplomatic, and Field Affairs. Read more.
On Saturday, May 22, Cooper University Health Care celebrated the 10,000th COVID-19 vaccination given at the Cooper Community Vaccination and Education site located at The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden, NJ. Camden resident Jose Palma was the recipient of the 10,000th shot and received a gift bag in recognition of the milestone.
The event featured free food distribution, Mister Softee® ice cream, a variety of clinical health screenings, giveaways, and Q&A sessions to answer vaccination questions. Read more.
Glassboro, NJ — Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) marked the graduation of its 6th and largest class of medical doctors with a pandemic-style commencement ceremony held on Monday, May 10, 2021.
Unlike many graduation celebrations this year, CMSRU’s Commencement took place live and in-person, outdoors, under a tent on the University Green of Rowan University’s main campus in Glassboro, N.J. Read more.
Cooper Nurse of the Year/Team of the Year Named
Cooper University Health Care has named Elizabeth “Lisa” Moriarty, MSN, RN, of Washington Township, NJ, the 2021 Nurse of the Year. Moriarty, a medical surgical nurse on Cooper’s Pavilion 7 unit, also received the Selma and Martin Hirsch Award for Excellence in Medical Surgical Nursing as part of Cooper’s Annual Nursing Excellence Awards presented during National Nurses’ Week (May 6-12). Read more.
The Cooper Center for Healing, which includes Cooper University Health Care’s Addiction Medicine Division, has opened a new community-based office in Camden for patients suffering from addiction disorders. Conveniently located in the Bridgeview Building at 800 Cooper Street in Camden, the new office will provide more opportunities for substance use disorder treatments for patients across South Jersey.
“We are committed to providing compassionate, accessible, academic-level care to those suffering from substance use disorders,” said Kaitlan Baston, MD, MSc, DFASAM, division head of the Addiction Medicine Division at Cooper. Read more.
Earlier this month, Steven E. Ross, MD, FACS, FCCM, Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Cooper, presented Outstanding Leadership Awards to five members of our Cooper clinical team who were nominated by members of the Cooper Medical Executive Committee, and selected by our Medical Staff leadership. Below, read more about what made these five recipients stand out among our team. Read more.
Today, March 30, 2021, is National Doctors’ Day. On this day of recognition, we honor our outstanding Cooper physicians who provide healing and hope every day. This annual observance is aimed at appreciating physicians who help save our lives everywhere. The holiday first started in 1933 in Winder, Georgia, and since then it’s been honored every year on March 30, the first anniversary of a doctor using ether anesthesia by Dr. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care in conjunction with Camden County College and Impact Charity Services have developed a new career training program for Cooper team members interested in advancing their health care careers.
Funded by a grant from Impact Charity Services , a local non-profit, the Patient Care Technician Program is designed to prepare students to train for one of the fastest growing professions in the health care industry today. Read more.
Cooper Doctor Speaks to Faith-Based Group
Cooper University Health Care recently opened the first-of-its-kind neighborhood Vaccination and Education Center in East Camden at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center. Cooper’s unique neighborhood Center has a strong education component to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for City residents. As a part of its education effort, Cooper kicked-off a series of COVID-19 education and information sessions on Friday, February 26, 2021, with a virtual presentation from a Cooper physician to Camden ministers and faith leaders. Read more.