Clinical Research Shows That Cancer Treatment Can Be Done Safely During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Study conducted by MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researchers finds very low risk of asymptomatic cases in statewide study of cancer patients.

In the largest study of its kind reported to date, a multi-institutional group of researchers examined the presence of asymptomatic COVID-19 in cancer patients.  The study was conducted in the New Jersey and Southeast Pennsylvania region and included patients from two academic medical centers (Cooper University Hospital and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey), as well as two community hospitals (Holy Redeemer Hospital, Meadowbrook, PA and Trinitas Health System in Elizabeth, NJ). Read more.

Cooper’s Dr. Nitin Puri Named Co-Winner of NJBIZ Physician Healthcare Hero of the Year

Cooper University Health Care is proud to announce that Nitin K. Puri, MD, Division Head, Critical Care Medicine and Co-Medical Director, Center for Critical Care Medicine, was named a co-winner of Physician Healthcare Hero of the Year by NJBIZ magazine as part of the publication’s annual Healthcare Heroes awards.

According to the editors of NJBIZ, “This year has presented unique challenges to us all, but in the midst of a public health pandemic it’s hard not to focus on those working on the ‘front lines’ of that fight, bringing an added sense of gravitas and appreciation to the 2020 NJBIZ Health Care Heroes Awards.” Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Achieves Two Cardiac Firsts Involving Next-Generation Watchman FLX(TM) Device

Cardiac specialists at Cooper University Health Care recently achieved two recent medical firsts: The team was the first in the Philadelphia region to successfully implant Boston Scientific’s Watchman FLXTM device, and Cooper enrolled the first patient in the OPTION clinical trial involving the same device.

The Watchman FLX is the next generation of a potentially life-changing, catheter-based (or non-surgically delivered) device designed to close the left atrial appendage. Read more.

The Cooper Foundation’s Outdoor Brunch & Golf Outing Raises $50,000 for Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Care and Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

On October 5, The Cooper Foundation announced that the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Outdoor Brunch and Golf Outing raised $50,000 for breast and gynecologic cancer research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

More than 120 guests and golfers attended the ​sold out, socially-distant outdoor brunch and nine-hole golf outing at Ramblewood Country Club in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Opens New Trauma Surgical ICU

Cooper University Health Care has opened a new 28-bed Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on the top floor of its Roberts Pavilion building to expand the academic health system’s advanced critical care capacity to 86 beds. The top floor of the building previously housed conference rooms and administrative offices.

“As the leading academic health system and only Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey, Cooper is the foremost provider of critical care services and this new unit will allow us expand to meet the needs of the community,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper. Read more.

Tenth Annual Cooper Red Hot Gala @ Home Raises $1.8 Million for Patient and Community Services

The Chairman of Cooper University Health Care Board of Trustees, George E. Norcross III, announced today that The Cooper Foundation, even in the midst of a global pandemic, raised a record $1.8 million at its 10th Annual Red Hot Gala @ Home. This year’s proceeds support Cooper University Health Care’s commitment to improving the quality of life in the community and providing exceptional medical care and services for patients. Read more.

All Students in Camden City Public, Renaissance, Charter, and Catholic Schools to Receive Facemasks as Part of Free Distribution by The Cooper Foundation and the Norcross Foundation

Cooper maskAll students attending a public, renaissance, charter, or Catholic school in the city of Camden will receive a free, reusable facemask as part of an ongoing community distribution by The Cooper Foundation and the Norcross Foundation to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, announced George E. Norcross III, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Cooper University Health Care. In total, more than 16,000 masks will be distributed among every Camden student in pre-K through high school, attending any school. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Introduces Cooper Care Alliance Physicians Group

Cooper University Health Care, the region’s leading academic health system, announced the formation of Cooper Care Alliance (CCA), a new community-based physicians group. Cooper also announced that three well-known community physicians have joined the CCA, including Dr. Carman Ciervo, a family medicine physician and former leader at Jefferson Health, Dr. Greg Taylor, a family medicine physician from Haddonfield, and Dr. Read more.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Welcomes New Breast Surgeon

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is pleased to announce that Kay Yoon-Flannery, DO, MPH, FACS, FACOS, will join its breast surgery team beginning in September, announced Generosa Grana, MD, director of MD Anderson at Cooper. Dr. Flannery will also serve as co-director of the Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Flannery join the breast cancer team,” said Dr. Read more.

The Cooper Foundation and Norcross Foundation Expand Free Facemask Distribution

First Responders, Essential Community Workers in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties to Receive Masks to Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19

The Cooper Foundation and the Norcross Foundation will provide more than 41,000 free, reusable facemasks to police, fire, EMS personnel, and educators in the tri-county region to reduce the spread of COVID-19, announced George E. Norcross III, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Cooper University Health Care. Read more.