American Heart Association Recognizes Cooper University Health Care’s Commitment to Quality Stroke Care

Cooper Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

With Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll, Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, Stroke Advanced Therapy Honor Roll

Cooper University Health Care received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in recognition of the health system’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times, and fewer readmissions to the hospital. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care to Host New Jersey Social Determinants of Health Hackathon

Cooper University Health Care will host the first New Jersey Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Hackathon.  The goal of this event is to explore innovative ways to leverage health information technology to better engage at-risk populations, improve access to care, address issues of equity, and chronically poor health outcomes for underserved and marginalized populations at both the local and state level. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Launches EMT Training Program This Summer With Inaugural Class

As part of its Health Careers Initiative (CHCI) program, Cooper University Health Care, in cooperation with several community organizations, is now offering a new program for students interested in becoming emergency medical technicians (EMTs).

The Cooper EMT Training Program, developed in partnership with the Camden County Board of Commissioners, Camden County One Stop, Camden County College, Camden County Workforce Development Board, and Hopeworks, will provide low-cost, comprehensive training for an entry-level career in emergency medical services. Read more.

Atlantic Gastroenterology Associates Joins Cooper University Health Care

(Egg Harbor Township, NJ) – In a move that will expand gastroenterology services in the region, Atlantic Gastroenterology Associates of Egg Harbor Township has joined the Digestive Health Institute of Cooper University Health Care. The practice will be renamed Cooper University Health Care, Gastroenterology at Fire Road.

“Cooper’s Digestive Health Institute, with offices in Camden, Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Washington Township, Haddonfield, and Willingboro, has grown to become one of the largest programs dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of GI conditions in the region,” said Adam B. Read more.

Camden Institutions Partner to Launch Groundbreaking Camden Cancer Research Center

In a significant collaborative effort, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Cooper University Health Care, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) have launched the Camden Cancer Research Center (CCRC), a partnership to investigate cancer and translate basic cancer science into new treatments. The three organizations have pledged an initial $30 million to start this center.

Scientists in the CCRC will hail from the three organizations and the center will encompass all of Coriell’s cancer research efforts, including eight scientists responsible for $5 million in annual federal research funding currently. Read more.

The Cooper Foundation Raises $500,000 and Celebrates Survivorship at 13th Annual Pink & Teal Event

More than 450 guests attended The Cooper Foundation’s annual Golf Outing and 13th annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias celebration of cancer survivorship held recently at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel. This event, which included a merchant fair, a sold-out golf outing, and an awards dinner ceremony, provided inspiration while raising $500,000 for programs and services at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Read more.

Cooper Innovation Center Partners with DigiCARE Realized To Accelerate Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Detection Technology for Commercialization

CAMDEN, NJ) Cooper University Health Care’s Innovation Center and DigiCARE Realized have signed a partnership agreement to test deployment and implementation of an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology designed to identify undiagnosed cases of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

DigiCARE Realized, a virtual-first company with headquarters in Old Bridge, NJ, is an emerging AI-technology firm that commercializes evidence-based solutions for modernizing care for complex brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Read more.

All in the Family: Cooper Surgeon Commissioned Into U.S. Army Reserves

When Cooper University Health Care’s thoracic surgeon Christopher Derivaux, MD, was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel into the United States Army Reserves on April 14, 2023, it was a special moment. The first salutes he received were from his children: daughter, Lilly, an army reservist and ROTC member at Yale University; and his son, Christopher, a second-year cadet at the United States Military Academy West Point. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care and Cape Regional Health System Sign Definitive Agreement to Merge

(CAMDEN and CAPE MAY, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care and Cape Regional Health System announced today that the two systems have signed a Definitive Agreement moving the merger announced in December one step closer to fruition. When complete, this historic combination will bring together two respected health systems to expand access to specialty health services to residents and visitors of Cape May County. Read more.

Cooper Innovation Center Receives $70,000 Grant to Study New Wearable Heart Monitor Developed by Cooper Physician

Cooper University Health Care’s Innovation Center has received a $70,000 grant from the New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) to study a new wearable heart monitor for the early detection of congestive heart failure.

The novel device, invented and developed over several years by Robert A. Hirsh, MD, a member of the Anesthesiology Department at Cooper and associate professor of clinical anesthesiology at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, has the potential to provide an “early warning” and pre-symptom diagnosis and prevention for those at risk of congestive heart failure. Read more.