Cooper University Health Care Receives the IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence Designation

Cooper University Health Care has been awarded the designation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Cooper is one of 101 programs nationwide to have received the designation since the program’s launch in 2017.

Designated hospitals like Cooper have created stewardship programs led by Infectious Disease-trained physicians and pharmacists that advance science in Antimicrobial Resistance and have achieved standards aligned with evidence-based national guidelines such as the IDSA-SHEA guidelines and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Core Elements. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Continues to Offer COVID-19 Testing in Camden, Cherry Hill


As state and regional health officials work towards mitigating the spread of COVID-19,   Cooper University Health Care continues to offer COVID -19 Testing at several Camden County locations.

“Since the pandemic began, Cooper has been a leader in providing convenient, community-based COVID-19 testing for residents of South Jersey,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper.

“We know that testing is one of the most important tools in identifying and reducing the spread of the coronavirus, and although the demand for testing has decreased, Cooper is committed to providing testing as long as necessary,” said Anthony J. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Adopts Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience to Transform Physician-Patient Encounters

The adoption of Nuance ambient clinical intelligence solution builds on Cooper’s Dragon Medical One experience to alleviate physician burnout while improving documentation quality and patient care

BURLINGTON, MA, and CAMDEN, NJ, July 28, 2020Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Cooper University Health Care is adopting the Nuance® Dragon Ambient eXperience™ (DAX™) ambient clinical intelligence (ACI) solution to transform physician-patient encounters, reduce physicians’ administrative tasks, advance patient care with real-time knowledge automation, and enhance documentation in the electronic health record (EHR) system. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Named One of the Nation’s Best Maternity Hospitals by Newsweek

Cooper University Health Care has been named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns, and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization that reports on the safety and quality performance of health care facilities in the United States. Read more.

Community Grants Awarded to Camden City Not-for-Profit Organizations

Conner Strong & Buckelew, American Water, The Michaels Organization, NFI, and The Cooper Foundation Sponsor Community Building Grants to Camden City Based Non-Profit Organizations

George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of Cooper University Health Care, announced today that four Camden City based non-profit community organizations will receive grant awards from the supplemental round of the Camden City Community Grant Program. Each grantee will receive a $5,000 grant to fund a significant community building activity within the next 18 months. Read more.

Cooper Physician Edits the First Textbook on Current and Potential Future Treatments for Chronic Lung Disease in Infants

Internationally recognized neonatologist Vineet Bhandari, MBBS, MD, DM, FAAP,  who heads the Division of Neonatology at The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper and serves as Professor of Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, edited the just released concise textbook for medical professionals, Tantalizing Therapeutics in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, 1st Edition published by Elsevier. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or BPD, is the most common chronic lung disease in infants. Read more.

Vascular Surgeon Joins Cooper University Health Care

Cooper University Health Care announced that vascular surgeon Bruce Tjaden, MD, recently joined the Cooper Surgical Services Institute. “We are excited to have Dr. Tjaden join our vascular surgery team,” said  Jeffrey P. Carpenter, MD, chief and chairman of the Cooper Surgical Services Institute. “His clinical skills and experience will be a great addition to Cooper’s outstanding vascular program as we expand services to serve the community.” Read more.

Mount Laurel Family Practice Joins Cooper University Health Care Primary Care Division

Lara A. Bruneau, MD, and Nicole Hancq, MD, formerly of Bruneau Family Practice in Mount Laurel, recently joined Cooper University Health Care as part of its primary care network of providers.

Dr. Bruneau is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. She received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed residencies in both internal medicine and pediatrics at Cooper.  Read more.

East Camden COVID-19 Testing Site to Close of July 2

The COVID-19 testing location at Dudley Grange Park at 3101 Federal Street in East Camden will wind down operations on Thursday, July 2, 2020. The site, operated jointly by Cooper University Health Care, the Camden County Freeholder Board, and Camden County Health Department, provided critical testing and information to thousands of residents of Camden County since early May. The site has experienced a reduction in the number of people coming for COVID-19 testing over the past few weeks. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Offers New “Touchless” Check-In Experience at Its Primary and Specialty Offices Through Mobile Application

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As the state and region gradually begin to re-open, Cooper University Health Care continues to take steps to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 by introducing a “touchless experience” at its primary and specialty care offices.

“While many things have changed in the past few months, our practice of putting our patients’ health first has not changed and we are extending our use of technology to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and other illnesses by providing a touchless health care experience for our patients,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper. Read more.