Congressional Medal of Honor Society Announces 2020’s Citizen Honors Awards Finalists –  Cooper Employee John Bishop Among Finalists

Winners to be Honored at Awards Dinner on Medal of Honor Day, March 25

Washington, DC, February 26, 2020 — The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, today, announced the top 27 finalists for this year’s Citizen Honors Awards.  The finalists were selected through two rounds of judging by an independent panel, with the final round exclusively of Medal of Honor recipients.  Read more.

Dr. Bascom Waugh to Ella Hawk: Cooper’s Military Legacy

In 1950, Dr. Bascom Waugh became the first African American doctor to join the medical staff at Cooper. A World War II veteran, Dr. Waugh was a former flight surgeon for the 332nd Fighter Group, the legendary Tuskegee Airmen. According to a 2007 Air Force School of Medicine report, Dr. Waugh was one of the first two African American doctors to be trained alongside Caucasian physicians in the Army’s School of Aviation near San Antonio.

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Cooper University Health Care Researchers Find Income Disparities May Lead to Non-Response Bias on Patient Experience Surveys for Health Care Systems

In a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers at Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University found that national patient experience (satisfaction) surveys might not capture the experiences of patients in lower socio-economic populations.

The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys are national, standardized, and publicly reported surveys that collect patients’ assessment of their care experiences. Read more.

Philadelphia 76ers Announce Community Partnership With Cooper University Health Care

The Philadelphia 76ers announced today a community-focused partnership with Camden’s Cooper University Health Care, the leading academic health system in South Jersey. Cooper is now an Official Partner of the 76ers.

“Community engagement is one of our core values and we’re thrilled that this partnership with Cooper University Health Care will create new avenues to positively impact youth in the City of Camden,” Philadelphia 76ers President Chris Heck said. Read more.

Joan Davis: Community Advocate and Leader

During Black History Month, Cooper is reflecting on the legacy of our past and present changemakers. This week, we’re highlighting the legacy of Joan Davis, who served on Cooper’s Board of Trustees.

Today, Cooper’s Board of Trustees continues to comprise a committed group of community and professional leaders who have been entrusted with the major public responsibility and authority to preserve the mission and vision of Cooper. Read more.

First Grantees of New $1 Million Camden City Community Grant Program Announced

Conner Strong & Buckelew, American Water, The Michaels Organization, NFI, and The Cooper Foundation Sponsor Community Building Grants to 29 Camden City Based Non-Profit Organizations

George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of Cooper University Health Care, announced today that 29 Camden City based non-profit community organizations will receive grant awards from the first ever Camden City Community Grant Program. Each grantee will receive a $5,000 grant to fund a significant community building activity within the next 18 months. Read more.

Celebrating National Women Physicians Day!

On February 3, we join our colleagues across the country in celebrating National Women Physicians Day, which is the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849. Here are just a few of our awesome physicians at Cooper, sharing their thoughts and experiences as women in medicine.



“I am Cooper’s first (and only) female Professor of Surgery. Read more.

James Aikins, Jr., MD: Medicine With a Mission

James K Aikins Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS

Each year James Aikins, Jr., MD, gynecologic oncologist, MD Anderson at Cooper, along with a multidisciplinary team of volunteer physicians, nurses, and other health care providers, spend two weeks treating medically under-served men, women, and children living in and around Ghana in western Africa.

It all started in 2001 when Dr. Aikins’ 23-year-old cousin, Efua, bled to death after giving birth to a healthy baby, a condition known as postpartum hemorrhage. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Receives $500,000 Grant to Develop Violence Intervention Program

Cooper is one of nine hospital-based sites across New Jersey selected for this new initiative

Cooper University Health Care was one of nine sites in New Jersey announced by Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewel today to receive a $500,000 federal grant as part of a new hospital-based violence prevention program in the state. Cooper, in partnership with Camden’s Center for Family Services, will use the funds to provide a range of education, social services, case management, and substance abuse services to victims of violence. Read more.

CDC: Information About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in United States

The following information is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have concerns about your health following recent travel, please contact your provider. 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed additional travel-related infections of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States, this time in Arizona and California.

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