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.

In the News: Cooper Administers COVID-19 Vaccine to Employees, Among First Hospitals in New Jersey

On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Cooper University Health Care became one of the first hospitals in the region to begin COVID-19 vaccinations. Find news coverage at the links below:

KYW News Radio

Cooper University Hospital employees receive first COVID vaccinations in South Jersey – Courier-Post (and regional Gannett newspapers including Daily Journal and Burlington County Times)

Regional Stories

Americans willing to take coronavirus vaccine, but some want to wait, according to poll – Philadelphia Inquirer

Cooper Among First NJ Hospitals To Get Coronavirus Vaccine – Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Appoints Chief Philanthropy Officer to The Cooper Foundation

Cooper University Health Care has promoted Robert A. Ortiz Jr., JD, to senior vice president and chief philanthropy officer of The Cooper Foundation, the philanthropic, community outreach, and community development arm of Cooper University Health Care.

“We are pleased to have Mr. Ortiz, who has more than 20 years of proven fundraising experience, leading the efforts of The Cooper Foundation,” said Philip A. Read more.

Cooper Air Medical Services Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Cooper University Health Care’s Air Medical Services is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of service in South Jersey this month.

Cooper Air Medical Services launched on December 4, 2010. Since launching, Cooper Air Medical Services have provided lifesaving care to the community, transporting nearly 4,000 patients – 2,400 inter-facility transports, and more than 1,500 transports directly from a trauma location to the hospital. Read more.

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.