The Cooper Foundation Raises $500,000 and Celebrates Survivorship at 13th Annual Pink & Teal Event

More than 450 guests attended The Cooper Foundation’s annual Golf Outing and 13th annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias celebration of cancer survivorship held recently at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel. This event, which included a merchant fair, a sold-out golf outing, and an awards dinner ceremony, provided inspiration while raising $500,000 for programs and services at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Read more.

Cooper Innovation Center Partners with DigiCARE Realized To Accelerate Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Detection Technology for Commercialization

CAMDEN, NJ) Cooper University Health Care’s Innovation Center and DigiCARE Realized have signed a partnership agreement to test deployment and implementation of an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology designed to identify undiagnosed cases of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

DigiCARE Realized, a virtual-first company with headquarters in Old Bridge, NJ, is an emerging AI-technology firm that commercializes evidence-based solutions for modernizing care for complex brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Read more.

All in the Family: Cooper Surgeon Commissioned Into U.S. Army Reserves

When Cooper University Health Care’s thoracic surgeon Christopher Derivaux, MD, was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel into the United States Army Reserves on April 14, 2023, it was a special moment. The first salutes he received were from his children: daughter, Lilly, an army reservist and ROTC member at Yale University; and his son, Christopher, a second-year cadet at the United States Military Academy West Point. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care and Cape Regional Health System Sign Definitive Agreement to Merge

(CAMDEN and CAPE MAY, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care and Cape Regional Health System announced today that the two systems have signed a Definitive Agreement moving the merger announced in December one step closer to fruition. When complete, this historic combination will bring together two respected health systems to expand access to specialty health services to residents and visitors of Cape May County. Read more.

Cooper Innovation Center Receives $70,000 Grant to Study New Wearable Heart Monitor Developed by Cooper Physician

Cooper University Health Care’s Innovation Center has received a $70,000 grant from the New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) to study a new wearable heart monitor for the early detection of congestive heart failure.

The novel device, invented and developed over several years by Robert A. Hirsh, MD, a member of the Anesthesiology Department at Cooper and associate professor of clinical anesthesiology at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, has the potential to provide an “early warning” and pre-symptom diagnosis and prevention for those at risk of congestive heart failure. Read more.

Researchers at Cooper University Health Care Find that Vitamin D Supplements May Reduce Incidence of Influenza-Like Illness

In a new study published recently in Nutrients, a peer-reviewed journal of human nutrition, researchers at Cooper University Health Care found that Vitamin D supplementation can reduce the incidence of influenza-like illness in populations at risk.

The study, funded by the Won Sook Chung Foundation, was conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic  to help prevent viral infections in health care workers. Read more.

Chief of the Army Medical Corps Visits ASSET Training Program at Cooper University Health Care

On March 16, Brigadier General Mary V. Krueger, chief of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, Medical Readiness Command East, visited Cooper University Health Care to meet with leadership from Cooper’s Division of Military, Diplomatic, and Field Surgical Affairs. Cooper operates the busiest trauma center in the Philadelphia-South Jersey region, and its trauma team’s military training programs are the most extensive in the nation. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care First in the Region to Implant the World’s First Neuromodulation Device to Treat Symptoms of Heart Failure

Cooper University Health Care recently performed the region’s first successful implant of Barostim™ Baroreflex Activation Therapy, the world’s first FDA-approved heart failure device to use neuromodulation—the power of the brain and nervous system—to improve the symptoms of patients with systolic heart failure. This therapy was designed to treat heart failure patients who may not be receiving adequate symptom relief from medications alone. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Partners with Department of Homeland Security’s to provide Clinical Immersion Training to Federal Emergency First Responders

Cooper University Health Care announced a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide advanced clinical training to members of its Emergency Medical Services system through a new clinical immersion training program. Cooper operates the busiest trauma center in the Philadelphia-South Jersey region, and its trauma team’s military training programs is one of the most extensive in the nation. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Hosted White House Drug Czar Dr. Rahul Gupta and NJ Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman to Discuss Successful Efforts in Addressing Substance Use Disorders in Camden

On February 21, as part of an extended visit to New Jersey, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Dr. Rahul Gupta along with New Jersey Human Service Commissioner Sarah Adelman visited Cooper University Health Care.

Cooper was first in the nation to have all its Emergency Department physicians to receive X-Waivers allowing them to prescribe buprenorphine outside of federally registered opioid treatment programs. Read more.