The Cooper Foundation Raises $115K for Center for LGBTQ+ Health at Grand Opening for New Collingswood Location

A grand opening celebration for a new, dedicated location for the Center for LGBTQ+ Health at Cooper in Collingswood, NJ last week raised $115,000 for LGBTQ+ health initiatives thanks to the generosity of supporters who share in Cooper University Health Care’s commitment to equitable and inclusive health care for all.

More than 125 supporters joined The Cooper Foundation for the Cooper Proud Celebration, held at the Collingswood Ballroom. Read more.

New Jersey Superior Court Approves Cape Regional Health System Joining Cooper University Health Care

(CAMDEN and CAPE MAY, NJ) – The New Jersey Superior Court in Cape May County has approved Cape Regional Health System joining Cooper University Health Care.

“This historic agreement will provide the residents and visitors of Cape May and Atlantic Counties with greater access to more health care resources, innovative technologies, and specialists,” said George E. Norcross III, Chairman of Cooper University Health Care’s Board of Trustees. Read more.

2024 Cooper Cup Golf Outing swings $300,000 to drive South Jersey Health Care and Community Programs

Two hundred golfers celebrated a day of philanthropy and sporting spirit at the 4th Annual Cooper Cup Golf Outing on May 15, 2024, channeling their passion for the game into raising nearly $300,000 for Cooper University Health Care.

The sold-out event was held at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, providing a platform for friendly competition among industry peers while championing the philanthropic initiatives of The Cooper Foundation. Read more.

Common childhood eye disorder is best treated by patching earlier, a new study published in The Lancet shows

Most children with a ‘lazy eye’ benefit from earlier patching, new research by University of Leicester and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University experts show.

Amblyopia (or lazy eye), the most common childhood visual disease, is typically treated by wearing glasses to correct the patient’s vision for a lengthy period of time before patching the eye with better vision to stimulate the weaker eye. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Nurse Named 2024 GI Professional of the Year Award by American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses

Jeanne M. Greer, RN, BSN, CGRN, director of operations for Cooper University Health Care’s Digestive Health Institute (DHI), was recently named 2024 GI Professional of the Year Award by American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology (GI) Nurses.

The American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses provides a certification and recertification program for registered nurses for gastroenterology and gastroenterology endoscopy that promotes their knowledge, skill, and competency to ensure quality patient care and outcomes. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Stroke Expert Co-Principal Investigator In Breakthrough International Study on Emergency Stroke Treatment — Findings Published in New England Journal of Medicine

Internationally known stroke expert Tudor Jovin, MD, medical director of Cooper and Inspira Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, is the co-principal investigator and co-lead author of a study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine which demonstrates the benefits of treating stroke patients with severe brain damage.

The IN EXTREMIS-LASTE (Large Stroke Treatment Evaluation) study, led by researchers from Montpellier University Medical Center in France (Vincent Costalat, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology and Chief of Neuroradiology Department and Caroline Arquizan, MD, Chief of Neurovascular Department), in collaboration with researchers from Hospital Foch in Paris, France (Bertrand Lapergue, MD, PhD and Chief of Neurology and Neurovascular Department) and from Cooper University Health Care focused on stroke patients with severe brain damage due to blocked blood vessels without any restrictions in the size of seemingly irreversibly damaged brain as ascertained by brain imaging studies. Read more.

New Education Partnership Aimed at Reducing Nursing Shortage

With $5 million donation, BAYADA Education partners with Cooper University Health Care and Thomas Edison State University to create extraordinary clinical experience

Today, a unique new partnership launched that is aimed at reducing the nursing shortage in New Jersey. The Thomas Edison State University (TESU) Accelerated BSN BAYADA Scholars Track at Cooper University Health Care (Cooper) was funded by a $5 million donation to BAYADA Education Inc. Read more.

The Cooper Foundation Announces Inaugural Recipients of Linda Brand Scholarship Scholarship program in memory of Cooper’s Linda Brand (1948-2023)

The Cooper Foundation recently announced the recipients of the inaugural Linda Brand Scholarship, a testament to the enduring legacy of a beloved leader and colleague. The scholarship was established by Linda Brand, assistant vice president for patient access and financial navigation at Cooper University Health Care, who sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer in October 2023.

“Linda was not only a talented leader but a cherished friend to many at Cooper. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Announces Nursing Excellence Award Winners — Trauma Step Down Unit Nurse Named “Nurse of the Year”

Cooper University Health Care has named Genalyn Vargas, MSN, RN-BC, of Somerdale, New Jersey, as the recipient of the William A. Schwartz, Jr. Nurse of the Year Award. Vargas, who works in Cooper’s Trauma Step Down Unit, also received The Ruth Parry/Moorestown Auxiliary Award for Excellence in Geriatric Nursing as part of Cooper’s Annual Nursing Excellence Awards presented in conjunction with National Nurses Week (May 6 to 12). Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Launches a Direct Primary Care Practice in Haddonfield and Welcomes Two Experience Primary Care Providers

Haddonfield, NJ – Cooper University Health Care, the region’s leading academic health system, is proud to partner with experienced family practitioners James J. Runfola, MD, and Leonard V. Ridilla, MD, to announce the launch of a primary care practice that redefines patient-provider relationships. Beginning in April, Cooper will offer Direct Primary Care (DPC), a membership-based model designed to provide unparalleled access and personalized care. Read more.