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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Joan Davis: Community Advocate and Leader

During Black History Month, Cooper is reflecting on the legacy of our past and present changemakers. This week, we’re highlighting the legacy of Joan Davis, who served on Cooper’s Board of Trustees.

Today, Cooper’s Board of Trustees continues to comprise a committed group of community and professional leaders who have been entrusted with the major public responsibility and authority to preserve the mission and vision of Cooper. Read more.

First Grantees of New $1 Million Camden City Community Grant Program Announced

Conner Strong & Buckelew, American Water, The Michaels Organization, NFI, and The Cooper Foundation Sponsor Community Building Grants to 29 Camden City Based Non-Profit Organizations

George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of Cooper University Health Care, announced today that 29 Camden City based non-profit community organizations will receive grant awards from the first ever Camden City Community Grant Program. Each grantee will receive a $5,000 grant to fund a significant community building activity within the next 18 months. Read more.

Celebrating National Women Physicians Day!

On February 3, we join our colleagues across the country in celebrating National Women Physicians Day, which is the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849. Here are just a few of our awesome physicians at Cooper, sharing their thoughts and experiences as women in medicine.



“I am Cooper’s first (and only) female Professor of Surgery. Read more.

James Aikins, Jr., MD: Medicine With a Mission

James K Aikins Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS

Each year James Aikins, Jr., MD, gynecologic oncologist, MD Anderson at Cooper, along with a multidisciplinary team of volunteer physicians, nurses, and other health care providers, spend two weeks treating medically under-served men, women, and children living in and around Ghana in western Africa.

It all started in 2001 when Dr. Aikins’ 23-year-old cousin, Efua, bled to death after giving birth to a healthy baby, a condition known as postpartum hemorrhage. Read more.

CDC: Information About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in United States

The following information is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have concerns about your health following recent travel, please contact your provider. 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed additional travel-related infections of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States, this time in Arizona and California.

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Cooper University Health Care First Hospital In the World to Use New Virtual Reality System for Stroke Rehabilitation

Cooper University Health Care recently became the first hospital in the world to use a new virtual reality (VR) system for patient rehabilitation following a stroke, announced Tudor G. Jovin, MD, chief and chairman of the Cooper Neurological Institute, and internationally renowned neurologist and researcher.

Prior to the commercial launch of The REAL™ Immersive System, a team of physicians and therapists at the Cooper Neurological Institute (CNI) worked closely with California-based medical device producer, Penumbra, in the research and development phase for the new system. Read more.

Can a Smartwatch Help Identify Atrial Fibrillation? Cooper University Health Care Cardiologist Among Investigators of Large-Scale Study

Andrea M. Russo, MD,  a cardiologist and director of electrophysiology and arrhythmia services at Cooper University Health Care, was one of the lead investigators in a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which examined the ability of smartwatches to detect atrial fibrillation in users.  Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that, without treatment, increases a person’s risk of stroke. Read more.