Cooper’s Addiction Medicine Center for Healing Opens New Camden Office

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.

Outstanding Leadership Awards Recognize Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers for Contributions to Cooper

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.

Celebrating Our Cooper Physicians on National Doctors’ Day

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.

Training Program Helps Cooper Team Members Advance in Their Careers

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 University Health Care Continues COVID-19 Outreach and Education Initiative

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.

Cooper Celebrates Thank a Resident Day

Today, Friday, February 26, 2021, Cooper is celebrating Thank a Resident Day.

In the United States, we often take for granted that there will be a doctor available to care for us when we are sick or injured. However, many people are unaware of the long training that is required to ensure that we have trained physicians when we need them. Read more.

Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Annual Surgical Trainee Paper Competition Recognizes Three Cooper Surgical Residents

The Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, the nation’s oldest surgical society, recognized the work of residents earlier this month at the Annual Surgical Trainee Paper Competition. Medical schools and residencies throughout the region participated in the competition, which was attended by approximately 100 academic surgeons and surgical chairs and deans.

Cooper was well represented at the competition, with three surgical residents invited to present papers. Read more.

Patient Stories: A Special Thanks from Brody to Dr. Eggerding

With the news that Cooper Developmental Pediatrician Dr. Caroline Eggerding was retiring, Elizabeth Madonna reached out to share the impact of Dr. Eggerding and Dietitian Anne Starr on her son, Brody. Thank you for sharing this with us, and our thanks to Dr. Eggerding for the impact she has had during her career at Cooper!

“Our five-year-old son, Brody, was born with a rare metabolic disease called phenylketonuria (PKU). Read more.

Introducing Justin Schweitzer, DO, Medical Director for LGBTQ+ Health and Primary Care at Cooper Care Alliance

Cooper Care Alliance recently welcomed Justin Schweitzer, DO, to the Cooper team. Dr. Schweitzer is a family physician who provides comprehensive care in a judgment-free atmosphere. As Medical Director for LGBTQ+ Health and Primary Care, his top priority is promoting a healthy lifestyle among his patients and their families, and to increase access of care to LGBTQ+ identifying patients in southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia region. Read more.

First Patient at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Receives New Targeted Cancer Therapy

A South Jersey man is the first patient at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper to receive Lutathera, an innovative new treatment option for patients with a rare form of cancer.

Lutathera is a targeted radioactive drug approved for the treatment of patients with advanced gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), a rare category of tumors that can form in the pancreas or other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Read more.