Cooper University Health Care Receives Prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation

Cooper University Health Care has achieved the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation after a rigorous review process conducted by Baby-Friendly USA, the organization responsible for bestowing this certification in the United States.

This distinguished honor demonstrates that Cooper is adhering to the highest standards of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. These standards are built on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, a set of evidence-based practices recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for optimal infant feeding support in the precious first days of a newborn’s life. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Credit Rating from Moody’s Improves to “A3“

Cooper University Health Care’s credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service was upgraded today to A3, its highest rating ever. This follows Cooper’s recent upgrade to “A-“ from S&P Global Ratings (S&P) in November.

“This upgrade speaks to the remarkable turnaround Cooper University Health Care has made from near bankruptcy at the turn of the century to today’s strong financial position,” said George E. Read more.

Cooper Emergency Medicine Doctor Traveled to War-Torn Ukraine to Provide Trauma and Mass Casualty Training

(CAMDEN, NJ) Cooper University Health Care Emergency Medicine doctor Joshua Rempell, MD, MPH, recently returned from a 14-day trip to Ukraine as part of an educational mission to provide trauma and mass casualty training courses.

The trip was organized by the International Medical Corps, an organization that delivers emergency medical and related services to those affected by conflict, disaster and disease and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, an academic and research center for humanitarian crises. Read more.

Cooper Military Affairs Department Sponsors Learning Trip to Historic Washington Cross State Park.

On December 9, 39 members and friends of the military community of Cooper University Health Care visited the site of Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware River on a learning trip sponsored by the Section of Military, Diplomatic and Field Surgical Affairs (MILDAF) of the Division of Trauma at Cooper University Health Care.

The purpose of the trip was to gain an appreciation of the significance of the events of the American Revolutionary War on Christmas night in 1776, analyze some of the medical conditions that resulted, and discuss how the military medical community would respond today. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care and Cape Regional Health System to Join Forces to Expand Services to Jersey Shore Residents and Visitors

(CAMDEN and CAPE MAY, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care and Cape Regional Health System announced that the two systems have signed a Letter of Intent to merge. When complete, this historic partnership will bring together two respected health systems to expand access to specialty health services to residents and visitors of Cape May County.

“For more than 135 years, Cooper has continued to expand its reach to provide advanced health care to the people of South Jersey,” said George E. Read more.

Cooper Physicians Provide Medical Education to Physicians in Tanzania

A team of physicians from Cooper University Health Care spent a week in Tanzania in November to provide advanced medical education at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar Es Salaam. Muhimbili Hospital is the largest hospital in Tanzania, with 2,000 beds serving a city with a population of more than 4.3 million people. Tanzania, located in Eastern Africa bordering on the Indian Ocean, has more than 60 million people and is one of the most impoverished countries in the world. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes From the American College of Surgeons

(CAMDEN, NJ) — The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Cooper University Health Care as one of only 78 ACS NSQIP-participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2021.

The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving a meritorious composite score in either an “All Cases” category or a category that includes only “High Risk” cases. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Credit Rating Improves to “A-“ Its Highest Rating

Cooper University Health Care’s credit rating for bonds issued by Camden County Improvement Authority was upgraded by S&P Global Ratings (S&P) to an “A-“ from “BBB+.” Cooper’s new credit rating is the highest it has been in its 135-year history.

“This upgrade speaks to the remarkable turnaround Cooper University Health Care has made from near bankruptcy at the turn of the century to today’s strong financial position,” said George E. Read more.

Camden Groups Continue Thanksgiving Tradition to Deliver Holiday Meals to 1,500 Senior Citizens

The Camden Community Partnership, the Office of the Mayor of Camden and The Cooper Foundation have joined forces once again to spread holiday cheer by providing 1,500 Thanksgiving meals to senior citizens across the City of Camden who might otherwise not have enough food to be able to enjoy the holiday. The effort, mostly funded by an anonymous family donor, has become a local tradition. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Names U.S. Army Reserves Captain Kristin Knapp, MD, As “Armed Forces Person of the Year”

Cooper University Health Care has named Kristin Knapp, MD, a third-year general surgical resident and an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves, as the 2022 Cooper Armed Forces Person of the Year.

“Dr. Knapp is an inspiration and an outstanding leader who has made impressive contributions to Cooper, the community, and the nation through her service as a physician and as a military officer and is deserving of this recognition from her team members,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper. Read more.