Cooper Team Laces Up for Third Annual Sista Strut

Sista Strut 2019 from iHeartMedia Philadelphia on Vimeo.

On June 15, 2019, members of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper’s Cancer Outreach and Screening Program team, Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, Roxanne Berger, Genni Rodriguez, Dr. Vivian Bea, and Lorraine Greer, laced up for Sista Strut 2019, where Cooper served as one of the sponsors.

According to the American Cancer Society, “breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among black women…. Read more.

Cooper Primary Care in Haddon Heights Closed Due to Flooding

Due to recent severe flooding in our area, the Haddon Heights Primary Care office located at 504 White Horse Pike is closed for repair. Scheduled appointments are being redirected to other Cooper locations in the area. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Patients will be receiving calls regarding their appointments in the coming days. For more information regarding your appointment, or for questions regarding this closure, please call 856.546.7990. Read more.

Cooper Receives Award from NJ Sharing Network

Once again Cooper University Health Care has achieved Platinum Level – which is the highest level awarded by the NJ Sharing Network, our partner in organ donation. NJ Sharing Network is the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant. Nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents are currently awaiting transplantation. Read more.

Cooper Researchers: Climate change may have brought flesh-eating infection to previously unaffected waters

In a case report published June 17, 2019, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at Cooper University Health Care caution that rising water temperatures in the Delaware Bay may be to blame for an increased number of local cases of Vibrio vulnificus (V. vulnificus), a flesh-eating infection that can occur after handling or consumption of seafood.

In the article, the team of infectious disease specialists at Cooper, including Katherine Doktor, MD, and Henry Fraimow, MD, and clinical pharmacists Madeline King, PharmD, and Lucia Rose, PharmD, describe five cases of V. Read more.

Camden’s Revitalization In the News

Cooper University Health Care is proud to be part of the transformation of our Camden community, our home for more than 130 years. Employment in the city of Camden has increased 24.7% in the past few years – with 55.4% of those jobs in the health care and education sectors – and our neighborhoods are safer, too, with the crime rate at a 50 year low. Read more.

Dear Dads: A Message From Baby Bear!

Dear Dads,

Happy Father’s Day! Thank you for helping your baby sleep safely. When it comes to safe sleep, you have the power to make a difference. Think of Baby Bear to help you remember:

B is for Back: Babies should be placed to sleep on their back.

E is for Empty: Cribs should be empty! No pillows, bumpers, blankets, or stuffed animals in it. Read more.

Cooper Employee John Bishop Hailed as Hero

Cooper employee John Bishop (Facilities Management, Voorhees campus) is being hailed as a true hero for saving a woman who brutally attacked alongside a busy South Jersey highway last week. Putting his own safety aside and thanks to his quick actions, he was able to rescue the victim and subdue the perpetrator until police could arrive.  Police credit him with saving the woman’s life.  Read more.

Free Training Courses Available for Physicians in the Use of Buprenorphine/Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder

As part of a grant from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Cooper University Health Care in conjunction with Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is offering free training courses for physicians, NPs and PAs on the use of Buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder.  The course — which is half live and half online — is designed to meet the requirement for a buprenorphine waiver (X-waiver) certification under the DATA 2000 federal law. Read more.