Cooper University Health Care Partners With Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ to Tackle Social Barriers to Health Through New Initiative

Cooper University Health Care has partnered with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) to deploy Community Health Workers in Camden as part of an innovative program – Horizon Neighbors in Health – that is improving health, reducing inpatient hospital stays and emergency department visits, and increasing behavioral and specialty care visits by addressing social barriers to health. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care to Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Camden Residents

UPDATED 4/20/21: The COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 5 p.m. at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center located in East Camden has been postponed.  Watch for more information regarding a new date.

In lieu of the in-person Town Hall event, the public is invited to watch a live-streamed COVID-19 Vaccine question and answer session at the originally scheduled date/time with Cooper physician Camille A. Read more.

Cooper’s Addiction Medicine Center for Healing Opens New Camden Office

The Cooper Center for Healing, which includes Cooper University Health Care’s Addiction Medicine Division, has opened a new community-based office in Camden for patients suffering from addiction disorders. Conveniently located in the Bridgeview Building at 800 Cooper Street in Camden, the new office will provide more opportunities for substance use disorder treatments for patients across South Jersey.

“We are committed to providing compassionate, accessible, academic-level care to those suffering from substance use disorders,” said Kaitlan Baston, MD, MSc, DFASAM, division head of the Addiction Medicine Division at Cooper. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Hosts Visit from the U.S. Army Surgeon General

On March 18, 2021, Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, The U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, visited Cooper University Health Care to meet with hospital leadership and current Army personnel embedded at Cooper as part of Army Medical Department Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training program. Cooper has one of the most extensive military training programs in the nation. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care and Redeemer Health Form New Cancer Program

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Meadowbrook, PACooper University Health Care and Redeemer Health today announced a new partnership creating an integrated cancer program at Holy Redeemer Hospital that will be overseen by MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

In September 2013, Cooper partnered with MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the nation’s leading cancer centers, to create MD Anderson at Cooper. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care researchers: Do disadvantaged people experience a lack of empathy in health care settings?

New study looks at impact of a patient’s socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic background on the empathy shown by healthcare professionals

Empathy from caregivers, according to research, is a vital element of health care quality. Studies have shown that caregiver empathy – as perceived by patients – is associated with improved outcomes for patients, lower health care costs, and even less burnout among health care providers. Read more.

A Doctor’s Stories: Cooper University Health Care Doctor Reflects on Career in New Book

Following a serious illness, John McGeehan, MD, a primary care Internist at Cooper University Health Care and professor of clinical medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, set out to write a collection of short stories highlighting moments and insights from his more than 40 years in medicine as a means to aid in his recovery. What resulted is a compelling look at life and health care in a new book, A Doctor’s Stories, published on February 26, 2021. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Opens First Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center in the Cramer Hill Section of Camden

Cooper University Health Care will open the first neighborhood-based COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in Camden. The Cramer Hill site will be open for vaccination appointments for Camden residents beginning Saturday, February 20, 2021. The Cramer Hill and East Camden section makes up 38% of Camden’s population, but accounts for 44% of COVID-19 cases in the City. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Physician Publishes Book On How to Remain Positive in the Face of Adversity

“How to Build a Smile: 14 Ways to a Better You” By Dr. Robert Cole

How to Build a Smile Robert Cole coverThe physical act of smiling has an impact on one’s mood as they do it. Regardless of how small that impact may be, any happiness we are able to generate for ourselves goes a long way as we continue to experience difficult situations. With so much tragedy surrounding us as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, happiness is few and far between and can sometimes feel impossible to achieve on your own. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care’s Bariatric Surgery Program Recognized With Blue Distinction® Centers+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency

Cooper University Health Care has received the Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery designation for quality and cost efficiency, as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show a commitment to delivering high quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations. Read more.