The Cooper Norcross 10K Bridge Run and two-mile walk is an exciting, regional event that raises money for the Larc School in Bellmawr, NJ. In addition to providing an opportunity to run atop the Ben Franklin Bridge with great views of the Delaware River, Camden, and Philadelphia, the event supports children with special needs. We encourage you to run, walk, or volunteer for this great race. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care is proud to announce that it has received 2022-2023 Star Performer recognition from the American Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Own the Bone® program, for the sixth year in a row. Cooper is one of approximately 280 health care institutions nationwide that have joined Own the Bone and taken initiatives to ensure their osteoporotic fracture patients receive the highest level of treatment and care. Read more.
September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month and fall prevention is for EVERYONE! The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identifies that falls are the leading cause of non-fatal, unintentional injuries in children under the age of 9 and over the age of 24. Learn ways to keep yourself and your children safe!
Be SMART adults:
Safe home – decrease fall risk hazards
Medication – know what you take, why you take it, and side effects of medications
Activity – Exercise to increase balance, mobility, and strength
Routine – eye exams, hearing exams, and good nutrition
Talk to your healthcare provider – communicate concerns, discuss risks, & resources available
SPOT your children:
Secure children in high chairs, shopping carts, changing tables, strollers, etc. Read more.
For the second consecutive year, Cooper University Health Care was named as one of America’s Best-in-State Employers by Forbes, the prominent national business publication. Cooper was one of only seven health systems in New Jersey to make the Forbes list in 2022.
“Cooper’s care has always been defined by the quality and commitment of its employees,” said George E. Norcross III, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cooper Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Read more.
In 2011, the Sepsis Alliance declared September to be Sepsis Awareness Month, an annual opportunity for individuals, health care professionals in every area of medicine, and organizations big and small to help save lives by raising awareness of the leading cause of deaths in U.S. hospitals – sepsis.
Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputation, and death. Read more.
More than 2,200 backpacks donated through the Cooper Foundation’s Operation Backpack
In what has become an annual back-to-school time tradition, Cooper University Health Care team members and other donors have raised funds to purchase backpacks and school supplies for all students enrolled at KIPP Lanning Square Primary, KIPP Lanning Square Middle, KIPP Sumner Elementary, KIPP Hatch Middle and KIPP Cooper Norcross High School as part of the Foundation’s annual Operation Backpack. Read more.
Foundation for Health Advancement (FHA) and Cooper University Health Care announce the signing of an affiliation agreement that allows both organizations to work together to develop opportunities to advance breakthrough biomedical research and technologies within the Cooper University Health Care system.
“As the leading academic health system in southern New Jersey, the addition of Cooper University Health Care further strengthens our Foundation’s network as we strive toward new and unique collaborations,” noted George F. Read more.
Free school supplies, refreshments, Mister Softee Ice Cream
Just in time for the new school year, Cooper University Health Care in cooperation with Camden County Department of Health is holding a free community-wide COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its Camden Vaccination Center located at 300 Broadway (between MLK Boulevard and Stevens Street) in downtown Camden. Read more.
Today, Cooper University Health Care announced that its new Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness location at 100 Grove Street in Haddonfield is open.
Modeled on Cooper’s successful Ripa Center in Voorhees, the new center will offer primary care, gynecology, endocrine, cardiology, gastroenterology, and breast surgery (oncology) services geared especially for women.
“Fifteen years ago, Cooper introduced the Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness as a new model of care designed by women physicians and advanced care providers for women and we are happy to open the newest Ripa Center in Haddonfield to serve many more women for years to come,” said George E. Read more.
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has asked Cooper University Health Care to coordinate monkeypox vaccinations for South Jersey. NJDOH will be supplying a limited amount of the monkeypox vaccine to a few hospitals across the state. Cooper, which coordinated the state’s COVID-19 response in southern New Jersey, will again play this role for monkeypox.
Because vaccine supply is very limited, vaccinations will be available only to New Jersey residents meeting specific NJDOH requirements, including those with a known or suspected exposure to monkeypox or to those who are at high risk for having been exposed to monkeypox in the past 14 days. Read more.