Too Much Oxygen May Be Harmful, Not Helpful Following Cardiac Arrest, Cooper Researchers Find

Pivotal Study to be Published in Leading Medical Journal

Compelling new evidence demonstrates that too much oxygen following cardiac arrest may be harmful, not helpful to patients according to researchers at Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. The results of their multi-center study on this topic, which was funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care and Deborah Heart and Lung Center Honored by New Jersey Hospital Association for Developing Innovative Program Serving Active Military and Veterans


Cooper President and CEO Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, shaking hands with NJHA Board of Trustees Chair Amy B. Mansue.

Cooper University Health Care in Camden and Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills were honored today by the New Jersey Hospital Association with the 2018 Community Outreach Award. The organizations were recognized in the category of enhancing access and quality of care to reduce disparities for developing HeroCare Connect, an innovative program to increase access to health care for veterans, active military, and their families. Read more.

Advanced Practice Nurse Joins Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper

Marianne Alexander, APN

Marianne Alexander, APN

The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper is expanding services with the addition of a new primary care provider. Marianne Alexander, RN, MSN, APN, an advanced practice nurse (APN) with more than 41 years of experience in emergency and family medicine, is now accepting new patients.

“Marianne comes to Cooper with a wealth of experience and a great patient-centered philosophy of care,” said Rosemarie A.  Read more.

The Cooper Foundation Receives $982,000 Grant for Cooper Urban Health Institute Project Targeted at Reducing Disparities in Cardiovascular Care in Vulnerable Populations

The Cooper Foundation has received a $982,000 grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to support the work of Cooper University Health Care’s Urban Health Institute. These funds will support a new initiative – Reducing Disparities in Cardiovascular Care through Optimization of Risk Factors in Vulnerable Populations – that will provide behavior change support, focus attention on social determinants of health, connect patients to community resources, and enhance medication adherence with the help of an interdisciplinary team. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Receives Accreditation From the Urgent Care Association of America

Cooper University Health Care, which operates four urgent care centers in the South Jersey region, has received the highest level of distinction from the Urgent Care Association of America.

The Accredited Urgent Care designation certifies that Cooper —  with centers located in Cherry Hill, Audubon, Runnemede, and Cinnaminson, NJ —  has met all of the Urgent Care Association of America’s established standards and criteria for quality of patient care, safety, and scope of services. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Establishes “Cooper Civic Leadership Award” for Rutgers Students Engaged in Camden Community Service Efforts

In recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and day of service, Cooper University Health Care has created a Cooper Civic Leadership Award of $1,000 for a Rutgers University–Camden student who exemplifies outstanding service to the Camden community.

“Cooper University Health Care has been serving the region and the people of Camden for more than 130 years and is Camden’s largest employer,” said Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, president and CEO of Cooper. Read more.

Cooper President and CEO Speaks on Philadelphia Business Journal Health Care Panel

Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, President and CEO of Cooper University Health Care, was a guest panelist today at the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 3rd Annual Economic Conference.

Dr. Kirby, along with fellow panelists Dr. Larry Kaiser, president and CEO of Temple University Health System, and Dan Tropeano, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania & Delaware, participated on the panel, “Health Care Quagmire: What’s next for Philadelphia’s most important industry?”

Today’s panel discussed top issues related to uncertainty in health care legislation, the changing landscape of health care due to mergers and partnerships, patient care and safety, and affordability and cost. Read more.

Cooper Nurse Receives DAISY Award

DAISY Award winner Jan Vincent Adovas, RN.

DAISY Award winner Jan Vincent Adovas, RN.

Cooper University Health Care recognized Jan Vincent Adovas, RN, with The DAISY Award for providing exceptional nursing care. Jan works as a nurse on Cooper’s Pavillion 7 Unit. He was nominated by the family of a recent patient and was cited for his professional care, compassion and advocacy on behalf of the patient.

The DAISY Award, established by The DAISY Foundation, is an international program that celebrates the extraordinary care given by nurses every day. Read more.

Jeffrey Lang Thanks Cooper With the Gift of Music

Jeffrey Lang, associate principal horn for the Philadelphia Orchestra, found a unique way to say thank  you for the great care he received recently as a patient at Cooper University Health Care. Jeffrey, along with some musician friends, performed a holiday concert for visitors and staff in the lobby of the Roberts Pavilion on December 21. Thank you for the beautiful gift of music! Read more.