National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. To help you prepare in case of a disaster or emergency, please see the resources, questions, and tips below from FEMA, ready.gov, and Cooper’s own Division of EMS/Disaster Medicine.

  • Cell phones and computers can be unreliable during a disaster. Do you have a Family Emergency Communications Plan? Find one supplied by FEMA here.
  • Do you have a designated place to meet your family outside your home or immediate neighborhood in case of an emergency?
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Join Cooper Team Members at the HealthSportsTech 2022 Conference

You are invited to join the Cooper team at the HealthSportsTechnology 2022 (HST 2022) conference on Friday, September 16, 2022.

HST 2022, produced by EnableHealth, will explore the growing global convergence between health technology, elite sports, data, and innovation. The event will explore cutting-edge topics such as the critical role of clinical validation pathways for IT commercialization, the increasingly complex world of health care data security, emerging treatment and trends in pain management, the clinical side of e-sports and gaming, and the power and influence of sports marketing leveraging elite athlete entrepreneurs.

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Cooper Center for Healing Recognizes Overdose Awareness Week 2022 and Remains Ever-Dedicated to Preventing Overdose and Supporting People Struggling with Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder

Overdose Awareness Week, recognized by the White House as the week during which International Overdose Awareness Day is memorialized (Wednesday, August 31), is a time of remembrance and recommitment to preventing overdose and supporting people struggling with substance use and substance use disorder (SUD) within our communities, state, and across the United States and worldwide.

During Overdose Awareness Week and year-round, the Cooper Center for Healing mourns for the lives lost to overdose in New Jersey and worldwide; acknowledges and addresses grief and trauma of patients, providers, and staff; and remains ever-dedicated to the center vision: that all patients struggling with pain, psychological trauma, and/or substance use have a home within the medical system and routinely receive compassionate, evidence-based medical treatment, allowing them to live full and satisfying lives. Read more.

Foundation for Health Advancement and Cooper University Health Care Establish a Collaboration to Support Health-Related Innovation

Foundation for Health Advancement (FHA) and Cooper University Health Care announce the signing of an affiliation agreement that allows both organizations to work together to develop opportunities to advance breakthrough biomedical research and technologies within the Cooper University Health Care system.

“As the leading academic health system in southern New Jersey, the addition of Cooper University Health Care further strengthens our Foundation’s network as we strive toward new and unique collaborations,” noted George F. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care to Hold ‘Back to School’ COVID-19 Family Vaccine Clinic

Free school supplies, refreshments, Mister Softee Ice Cream

Just in time for the new school year, Cooper University Health Care in cooperation with Camden County Department of Health is holding a free community-wide COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its Camden Vaccination Center located at 300 Broadway (between MLK Boulevard and Stevens Street) in downtown Camden. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Addiction Medicine Leadership Participate in Medication for Addiction Treatment and Emergency Referrals (MATTERS) Roundtable

Video Caption: Video from the Medication for Addiction Treatment and Emergency Referrals (MATTERS) Roundtable, “Opioid Use Disorder and Connection to Treatment,” in Buffalo, New York. Individuals at the event included Renoj Varughese, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo and Director of Telemedicine, MATTERS; Robert McCormack, MD, MBA, FACEP, Professor and Chairman of Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo and Physician Advisor, MATTERS; Michael Dailey, MD, FACEP, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center; Emma Furlano, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center and Capital Region Physician Liaison, MATTERS; Dara Kass, MD, Director for Region 2, U.S. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Celebrates 135-Year Anniversary

On August 10, 2022, Cooper University Health Care celebrates 135 years of providing high-quality, compassionate care to the residents of Camden and all of southern New Jersey.

“Over the past 135 years, Cooper’s transformation from a community hospital to a major academic health system has been remarkable with Cooper now serving as South Jersey’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and the region’s leading cancer center, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Read more.

Cooper Hero Award Presented to MRI Tech for

On August 4, 2022, MRI Tech Mike Beale was honored by executive leaders at Cooper University Health Care with the Cooper Heroism Award for  his heroic actions after witnessing an accident on his way to work last April.  Mike notice the man on the side of the road and stopped and performed CPR until police and emergency responders arrived. Following his heroic actions he reported to work for his overnight shift as normal. Read more.

New Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness Location Opens in Haddonfield

Today, Cooper University Health Care announced that its new Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness location at 100 Grove Street in Haddonfield is open.

Modeled on Cooper’s successful Ripa Center in Voorhees, the new center will offer primary care, gynecology, endocrine, cardiology, gastroenterology, and breast surgery (oncology) services geared especially for women.

“Fifteen years ago, Cooper introduced the Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness as a new model of care designed by women physicians and advanced care providers for women and we are happy to open the newest Ripa Center in Haddonfield to serve many more women for years to come,” said George E. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care to Offer Monkeypox Vaccinations

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has asked Cooper University Health Care to coordinate monkeypox vaccinations for South Jersey. NJDOH will be supplying a limited amount of the monkeypox vaccine to a few hospitals across the state. Cooper, which coordinated the state’s COVID-19 response in southern New Jersey, will again play this role for monkeypox.

Because vaccine supply is very limited, vaccinations will be available only to New Jersey residents meeting specific NJDOH requirements, including those with a known or suspected exposure to monkeypox or to those who are at high risk for having been exposed to monkeypox in the past 14 days. Read more.