George E. Norcross, III, the chairman of the Cooper Board of Trustees and founder of the Norcross Foundation, and Phillip A. Norcross, the chair of The Cooper Foundation, announced the two Foundations will begin distributing more than 175,000 reusable and washable fabric facemasks to patients, employees, and the members of its community to reduce the spread of COVID-19 tomorrow. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care has received a $500,000 grant from Lockheed Martin to purchase critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE), including N95 respirators, surgical masks, gloves, gowns, and eye protection for employees on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19.
“Everyone at Cooper University Health Care is deeply appreciative of Lockheed Martin’s support for the heroic efforts of our clinical teams and this donation will help us purchase the protective equipment they need to stay healthy and safe,” said George E. Read more.
EMS Flight Nurse Named 2020 Cooper Nurse of the Year
Cooper University Health Care has named Steven Teitelman, RN, BSN, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, as the 2020 Nurse of the Year. Teitelman, a flight nurse coordinator with Cooper’s Air Medical Services, also received the Barbara and Jack Tarditi Award for Excellence in Nursing Mentorship Award as part of Cooper’s Annual Nursing Excellence Awards presented during National Nurses’ Week (May 6-12). Read more.
Emergency Medicine doctors at Cooper University Health Care have a message for the public: Don’t put your health on hold because of fears related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As coronavirus has spread, many are trying to avoid the hospital. But for many health issues, including heart attack, stroke, abdominal pain, and trauma, time is critical for the best outcomes,” said Michael E. Read more.
Cooper University Health Care announces the opening of the Cooper Specialty Care Center at Cherry Hill on April 27, 2020. Cooper’s newest outpatient facility features more than a dozen high demand adult health care specialties, diagnostic services, and patient amenities.
“Cooper has a long history of providing the highest level of health care services for the South Jersey community,” said George E. Read more.
Virtua, Cooper, and Camden County collaborate to provide more options for county residents
Two new testing centers for COVID-19 will open in Camden to increase testing capability and bring it closer to home for many Camden residents. The new sites will replace the current testing location at Cooper’s Poynt Park, which will close May 1.
The two new sites are:
2600 Mount Ephraim Avenue in South Camden
Camden Division of Motor Vehicles parking lot
12 to 4 p.m., Read more.
(CAMDEN, NJ) — Ready Nutrition, a Pittsburgh-based sports nutrition company, has donated a large supply of its Protein Water to Cooper University Health Care as a way to support healthcare workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cooper received 612 cases of the product (more than 7,300 bottles) with an estimated retail value of nearly $10,000.
“We appreciate Ready Nutrition, and Pat Cavanaugh and Aaron Donald, for this generous donation to Cooper and is another great example of businesses supporting our frontline clinical staff,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-president/CEO of Cooper. Read more.
Apple is donating tens of thousands of custom face shields to Cooper University Health Care as part of its commitment to support healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are extremely grateful to Apple, not only for their products, which are helping our COVID-19 patients communicate with their families and our staff, but also for this crucial donation of personal protective equipment that will increase the safety of Cooper’s world-class clinical team,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-president/CEO of Cooper. Read more.
As a way to thank healthcare workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uber is donating 3,500 free meals to employees at Cooper University Health Care.
Cooper employees will receive a promo code they can use to receive a free meal up to $25 on the Uber Eats app or through the Uber Eats website (www.ubereats.com) for an estimated value of more than $87,000 total. Read more.
Recognizing that first responders and healthcare workers are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, Cooper University Health Care will open two new COVID-19 testing sites for Camden County law enforcement and first responders from all levels of government based in and around Camden, beginning April 14, 2020.
The first testing site, serving all levels of law enforcement and Cooper employees, will be accessible via the Benson Street entrance to the CCIA Parking Garage (entry via Benson Street on Haddon Ave) on the Cooper Health Sciences Campus in Camden. Read more.