Cooper Employee Honored With Heroism Award for Saving Man’s Life

Yesenia “Yesi´ Santiago, a non-medical case manager for Cooper University Health Care’s Early Intervention Program (EIP), was honored with the Cooper Heroism Award for saving a man’s life in the community during the summer. Cooper Co-CEOs Kevin O’Dowd and Anthony Mazzarelli presented the award to Yesi during a recent ceremony.

“Cooper is fortunate and proud to have caring, committed employees like Yesi who go over and above for their fellow citizens,” said O’Dowd. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Joins Other Top U.S. Hospitals to Encourage Everyone to #MaskUp

Growing numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths are troubling; facemasks can slow the trend

100 of the nation’s top health care systems, including Cooper University Health Care, representing thousands of hospitals in communities across the U.S., have come together with an urgent plea for all Americans – mask up, because wearing a facemask is our best chance at slowing the surging COVID-19 pandemic now. Read more.

Two Team Members Honored with Cooper’s 2020 Military Employee of the Year Award

Cooper University Health Care honored Karen Gruber, RN, AVP of Nursing Operations, and Joseph Milton, an orthopedic technician with the Cooper Bone & Joint Institute, with its 2020 Cooper Military Employee of the Year Award.

The Cooper Military Employee of the Year Award was established in 2018 to formally recognize the outstanding contributions Cooper team members have made to the health system, the community, and the nation, as well as in support of Cooper’s mission: To serve. Read more.

Cooper Experts Discuss Overcoming Fear and Anxiety During the Pandemic

For the past several years, Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper have partnered with Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cherry Hill to present a health lecture to congregants during the month of October. Although the pandemic prohibited us from having an in-person seminar this year, we were able to use online technology to continue this important annual program. Read more.

What Is Lymphoma?

This week, actor Jeff Bridges announced that he was recently diagnosed with lymphoma and is undergoing treatment. While many people are familiar with lung, breast, and colorectal cancers, they may not know as much about lymphoma.

Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells called lymphocytes that are part of the body’s immune system. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell found in the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and almost every other organ of the body. Read more.

Cooper’s Dr. Nitin Puri Named Co-Winner of NJBIZ Physician Healthcare Hero of the Year

Cooper University Health Care is proud to announce that Nitin K. Puri, MD, Division Head, Critical Care Medicine and Co-Medical Director, Center for Critical Care Medicine, was named a co-winner of Physician Healthcare Hero of the Year by NJBIZ magazine as part of the publication’s annual Healthcare Heroes awards.

According to the editors of NJBIZ, “This year has presented unique challenges to us all, but in the midst of a public health pandemic it’s hard not to focus on those working on the ‘front lines’ of that fight, bringing an added sense of gravitas and appreciation to the 2020 NJBIZ Health Care Heroes Awards.” Read more.

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.