Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner Raises $125,000 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

More Than $1 Million Raised Since First Event in 2011

Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, announced that the Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner, held on Sept. 17, raised $125,000 for the lung cancer program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

Since its founding in 2011, this annual event has raised more than $1 million to support lung cancer research at MD Anderson at Cooper, South Jersey’s most comprehensive resource for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. Read more.

Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III Announces Establishment of Bahamian Relief Fund to Help Victims of Hurricane Dorian

Cooper University Health Care Chairman George E. Norcross III announced that the health system, through The Cooper Foundation, has established a Bahamian Relief Fund to provide support to those affected by Hurricane Dorian that devastated the island nation last week. In the past few years, Cooper employees have contributed over $45,000 for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Houston following Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Harvey. Read more.

New Carotid Procedure at Cooper University Health Care Lowers Stroke Risk and Recovery Time First Hospital in South Jersey to Offer Minimally Invasive Technique

A potential complication of traditional vascular surgery and stenting for stroke prevention in patients with carotid artery disease is the risk of a stroke occurring during the procedure itself. Vascular surgeons at Cooper University Health Care are now performing a new, advanced minimally invasive technique to deliver a stent into a blocked artery while reducing the risk of stroke. Cooper is the first hospital in the South Jersey region to offer this procedure. Read more.

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Wins Prestigious National Award for Community Engagement

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) is the winner of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2019 Spencer Foreman Award for Community Engagement, announced Annette C. Reboli, M.D., dean of CMSRU.

“This is an incredible honor from the national organization for U.S. medical schools that inspires us in the fulfillment of our mission to serve our community. We are so proud to be part of the positive changes happening in Camden,” commented Dr. Read more.

Coalition of Regional Academic Health Organizations Wins Bid for Hahnemann Residency Program

Christiana Care, Cooper, Einstein, Jefferson, Main Line and Temple join together to preserve physician education and patient care

PHILADELPHIA (August 9, 2019) — Six mission-driven, nonprofit academic health organizations across Greater Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley won a collective bid for the physician residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital.

The move ensures access to patient care services—especially for the underserved—and stabilizes the education of hundreds of residents who will be the region’s healthcare providers of the future. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Receives 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award From Healthgrades Placing It Among Top 5% of Hospitals in Nation

Cooper University Health Care has received the 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, placing it among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety.

“Our clinical team works tirelessly to ensure that our patients receive the safest and most effective patient-centered medical care, and this Patient Safety Excellence Award speaks to our team’s commitment and success in achieving that end,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-president/CEO for Cooper.  Read more.

Cooper Primary Care Opens New Office in Runnemede

On Monday, August 5, Cooper University Health Care opened a new primary care practice at 20 Black Horse Pike in Runnemede.

Staffed by internal medicine physician Juan S. Utreras, MD, and advanced practice nurse Myanh Nguyen, RN, APN, the practice will provide expert primary care services including annual check-ups, preventive health screenings, unscheduled “sick” visits, medication management, and more for residents of Runnemede and the surrounding communities.   Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Recognized as a Top Performing Hospital For Heart Failure and COPD in National Rankings

Cooper University Health Care was recognized as a top performing hospital for treating heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Hospitals survey.

“The recognition of Cooper as a top performing hospital for heart failure and COPD is the direct result of our dedicated team of specialists, advanced practice providers, nurses, and support staff,” said Anthony J. Read more.

Cooper Physician Receives Influencer of Healthcare Award

Stephen W. Trzeciak, MD, MPH, has been selected to receive The Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Influencer of Healthcare Award. This award program honors Philadelphia’s most influential health care professionals. Dr. Trzeciak is one of 27 awardees who will be honored at a ceremony, as well as profiled in a special section of the Sunday Inquirer.

Dr. Trzeciak is a physician scientist, professor and chair of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), and the chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care First Hospital in South Jersey to Offer New Treatment for GERD

Cooper University Health Care recently became the first hospital in South Jersey to offer the LINX® Reflux Management System for people whose chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) cannot be controlled medically.

Unlike standard surgical treatments for GERD, the minimally invasive LINX treatment uses a tiny bracelet of magnetic titanium beads to surround and compress the lower esophageal sphincter. This valve normally prevents stomach fluids from refluxing into the esophagus. Read more.