Cooper University Health Care Releases 2018 EMS Service Results

For the third consecutive year, Cooper University Health Care’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the City of Camden has responded to more emergency calls and done so with exceptional response times. Since Cooper EMS began providing service in January 2016, emergency calls have increased by 21 percent. In 2018, Cooper EMS responded within eight minutes 90 percent of the time for all advanced life support (ALS) calls. Read more.

Cooper Learning Center Expert Addresses Dyslexia in New Book

Richard Selznick, PhD, licensed psychologist and Director of the Cooper Learning Center at Cooper University Health Care, addresses learning disorders in his latest book, “What to Do About Dyslexia: 25 Essential Points for Parents.” Drawing on his decades of experience in helping children who struggle with reading, spelling, and writing, Dr. Selznick has written a series of books to help parents who often feel at a loss as to how to help a child who may be struggling with these learning fundamentals and where to turn for guidance. Read more.

Cooper Team Preps 325 Sandwiches for Cathedral Kitchen

Our Cooper employees are always giving back to the community!

Recently team members from the Transitional Care, Infection Prevention, and Regulatory Safety departments prepared 325 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Cathedral Kitchen. Our Cooper Team also delivered supplies for them to stock the pantry with peanut butter and jelly.

Special thanks to Chantay Harris, a population health coach in the Transitional Care Department, who was able to secure a significant donation from Shop Rite of Lawnside for the sandwiches. Read more.

Happy 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.

Over the span of my 30 year career in medicine I have seen tremendous changes in the role of women in medicine and in society. Read more.

Cooper Trauma Team Recognized for Life-Saving Care of Camden County Officers

Members of the Cooper Trauma team were recognized for saving the lives of two Camden County Police Department officers in 2018 during a ceremony held to honor those officers on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Dr. Salina Wydo and Dr. Tanya Egodage were able to attend as representatives for the physician and nursing staff, and were presented a plaque and certificates by CCPD Chief J. Read more.

Cooper Trauma Team Saving More Lives Working in Collaboration with Police and Shotspotter Technology

Every day the highly skilled, dedicated staff of Cooper University Health Care’s Level I Trauma Center save the lives of the trauma victims from all over southern New Jersey. Working in conjunction with Camden County Metro Police, Cooper’s Trauma Team is saving even more lives utilizing the city’s Shotspotter technology to identify and get victims of violence to the hospital sooner. Read more.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Announces New Initiatives, Centers of Excellence in the Fight Against the NJ Opioid Epidemic

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the commitment of his administration to a patient-centered, evidence-based approach to tackle the opioid epidemic that took the lives of 3,163 New Jerseyans in 2018 alone.

The programs and initiatives described during the event, hosted by Cooper University Health Care, included programs to increase access to evidence-based prevention and treatment in the community, supporting individuals in recovery, improving data-systems and infrastructure systems for addiction services, and stemming the supply of illicit drugs through law enforcement. Read more.

New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy Launches Nurture NJ Initiative at Cooper


On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, New Jersey’s First Lady, Tammy Murphy, announced the launch of the state-wide Nurture NJ campaign, coinciding with Maternal Health Awareness Day at an event held at Cooper University Health Care. (The archived stream of this event can be found on YouTube.)

“That is why today, on Maternal Health Awareness Day, we are excited to announce Nurture NJ, a new state-wide awareness campaign,” said Mrs. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care First Hospital Site in the Nation to Host Training Program for Elite U.S. Army Forward Resuscitation Surgical Team

Cooper University Health Care recently entered into an agreement with the United States Army to provide advanced surgical trauma training to the U.S. Army’s elite Forward Resuscitation Surgical Team (FRST). Cooper is the first trauma center in the nation to begin providing this training.

“This is another first for Cooper, and we are honored and proud to train this elite Army medical team,” said George E. Read more.