Cooper University Health Care Hosts Visit from the U.S. Army Surgeon General

On March 18, 2021, Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, The U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, visited Cooper University Health Care to meet with hospital leadership and current Army personnel embedded at Cooper as part of Army Medical Department Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training program. Cooper has one of the most extensive military training programs in the nation. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care and Redeemer Health Form New Cancer Program

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Meadowbrook, PACooper University Health Care and Redeemer Health today announced a new partnership creating an integrated cancer program at Holy Redeemer Hospital that will be overseen by MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

In September 2013, Cooper partnered with MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the nation’s leading cancer centers, to create MD Anderson at Cooper. Read more.

Celebrating Our Registered Dietitians at Cooper

Today is National Registered Dietitian Day, part of National Nutrition Month, and we’re shining a spotlight on the role of Registered Dietitians throughout Cooper who are keeping our patients healthy at every stage in life. Our thanks to Sandra Vasquez, MS, RD, CSOWM, and Amanda Konop, DTR, with our Cooper Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, outpatient dietitian Evelyn Arteche, MS, RDN, inpatient dietitian Samantha Honeywell, RD, CNSC, and Linda Goldsmith, MA, RDN, CSO with MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper for sharing some insight into this important part of the multidisciplinary approach to care at Cooper. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Continues COVID-19 Outreach and Education Initiative

Cooper Doctor Speaks to Faith-Based Group

Cooper University Health Care recently opened the first-of-its-kind neighborhood Vaccination and Education Center in East Camden at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center. Cooper’s unique neighborhood Center has a strong education component to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for City residents. As a part of its education effort, Cooper kicked-off a series of COVID-19 education and information sessions on Friday, February 26, 2021, with a virtual presentation from a Cooper physician to Camden ministers and faith leaders. Read more.

Celebrating National Hospitalist Day

Today, Cooper is honoring our hospitalists during National Hospitalist Day. Hospitalists are doctors whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. They provide care to patients throughout their stay in the hospital, as well as education to students and residents, and leadership activities related to hospital medicine.

This past year, Cooper’s hospitalists partnered with other hospital-based groups as one of the lead specialties at the forefront of our COVID-19 response. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care researchers: Do disadvantaged people experience a lack of empathy in health care settings?

New study looks at impact of a patient’s socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic background on the empathy shown by healthcare professionals

Empathy from caregivers, according to research, is a vital element of health care quality. Studies have shown that caregiver empathy – as perceived by patients – is associated with improved outcomes for patients, lower health care costs, and even less burnout among health care providers. Read more.

Reflecting on Black History Month at Cooper

Over the past few years at Cooper, our focus during Black History Month has been on the people who have shaped our organization into what it is today. We have highlighted historic pioneers like Dr. Bascom Waugh and community leaders like late board member Joan Davis, as well as current Cooper employees who are impacting health care near and far through military service and medical mission trips abroad. Read more.

A Doctor’s Stories: Cooper University Health Care Doctor Reflects on Career in New Book

Following a serious illness, John McGeehan, MD, a primary care Internist at Cooper University Health Care and professor of clinical medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, set out to write a collection of short stories highlighting moments and insights from his more than 40 years in medicine as a means to aid in his recovery. What resulted is a compelling look at life and health care in a new book, A Doctor’s Stories, published on February 26, 2021. Read more.

Cooper Celebrates Thank a Resident Day

Today, Friday, February 26, 2021, Cooper is celebrating Thank a Resident Day.

In the United States, we often take for granted that there will be a doctor available to care for us when we are sick or injured. However, many people are unaware of the long training that is required to ensure that we have trained physicians when we need them. Read more.

Minority-Focused Cancer Support Group, Sister Will You Help Me, Approaches Milestone

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is proud to offer a variety of support groups that help guide survivors through their cancer treatment and beyond. This fall, one of those groups – Sister Will You Help Me – will celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Sister Will You Help Me is a cancer support group for women of color and faith – one of the few minority-focused cancer support groups in the South Jersey region. Read more.