Cooper University Health Care to Hold Two Men’s Health Discussions and COVID-19 Vaccine Events

First 50 to attend each event will receive free men’s health book

Two free men’s health events are being held by Cooper University Health Care as part of its ongoing COVID-19 vaccine education initiative.

Louis Bezich, author of Crack the Code: 10 Proven Secrets that Motivate Healthy Behavior and Inspire Fulfillment in Men Over 50, will be leading a discussion on men’s health. Read more.

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall Helps Answer Community’s Questions

On Tuesday, June 8, Cooper University Health Care hosted a COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall held at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in East Camden. This event was an opportunity for members of our community to come in person or watch online to hear from – and ask questions of – our Cooper physicians about COVID-19 and this vaccine.  Read more.

Cooper University Health Care & NBC-10 to Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall

South Jersey reporter Cydney Long to moderate event

As part of Cooper University Health Care’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccine education initiative, the community is invited to a free COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, June 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center located in East Camden. NBC 10 South Jersey reporter Cydney Long will serve as moderator for the panel discussion. Read more.

The Cooper Digestive Health Institute Receives National Recognition For Commitment to Quality and Patient Safety

Cooper University Health Care’s Digestive Health Institute has received the 2021 Flame Award for Unit Excellence from the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA). The award recognizes units for their commitment to infection prevention, providing a supportive and educational work environment for staff, and achieving positive patient outcomes.

“We are honored to be recognized by the SGNA, which attests to our staff’s commitment to continuous performance improvement to provide our patients with the highest level of care and safety,” said Jeanne Greer, RN, CGRN, director of operations for the Cooper Digestive Health Institute. Read more.

Cooper Team Generously Donates Crayons to Raise Awareness for Art Therapy

The Children’s Regional Hospital and the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department extended a warm, colorful thank you to all Cooper employees who donated new, used, and broken crayons earlier this month. Through The Crayon Initiative, the used and broken crayons Cooper and our community collected will be upcycled into new crayons and distributed to art programs at children’s hospital across the U.S, Read more.

Cooper Trauma Surgeon Dr. John Chovanes Receives Meritorious Service Medal from  U.S. Army

On May 25, Cooper University Health Care trauma surgeon John Chovanes, DO, FACS, was presented with The Meritorious Service Medal from the U.S. Army for the establishment of the Army Medical Department Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training (AMCT3) program at Cooper and his selfless devotion to soldiers and unparalleled dedication to mission accomplishment. Dr. Chovanes is the founding medical director and chief surgeon of Cooper’s Section of Military, Diplomatic, and Field Affairs. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care’s Structural Heart Disease Program Performs 1000th TAVR Procedure

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The multidisciplinary team of cardiac experts from Cooper University Health Care’s Structural Heart Disease Program recently performed the 1000th TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) procedure. The procedure was successfully performed on a 71-year-old South Jersey man.

“This represents a major milestone and the culmination of many years of training and experience for our Structural Heart Program and team since starting the TAVR program in 2012,” said Philip A. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Administers 10,000th COVID-19 Vaccination at KROC Center

On Saturday, May 22, Cooper University Health Care celebrated the 10,000th COVID-19 vaccination given at the Cooper Community Vaccination and Education site located at The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden, NJ. Camden resident Jose Palma was the recipient of the 10,000th shot and received a gift bag in recognition of the milestone.

The event featured free food distribution, Mister Softee® ice cream, a variety of clinical health screenings, giveaways, and Q&A sessions to answer vaccination questions. Read more.

COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Camden Tweens and Teens at the Cooper Vaccine and Education Center at The Salvation Army Kroc Center

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Earlier this month, the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents ages 12 to 15. The Pfizer vaccine is now available for all Camden residents ages 12 and older at The Cooper Vaccine and Education Center at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center, 1865 Harrison Avenue, Camden, NJ 08105. For appointments, call 856.225.6141. Vaccination Appointment Hours: Mondays, 9 a.m. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Receives $25,000 Grant from No Kid Hungry to Combat Food Insecurity in Young Children

Cooper University Health Care has received a $25,000 grant from No Kid Hungry to help address childhood hunger and decrease food insecurity in young children.

No Kid Hungry, a campaign from the national nonprofit Share Our Strength, has invested $3 million in grants to organizations focused on early childhood to help decrease food insecurity among children under the age of six. Read more.