Cooper Innovation Center Receives $100,000 Grant to Study and Develop a New Pulmonary Drainage Device Invented by Cooper Physicians

(CAMDEN, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care’s Center for Innovation has received a $100,000 grant from the Foundation for Health Advancement (FHA) to study and develop a new body cavity evacuator used to drain fluid from the pleural space of the lungs.

The novel device, invented and developed by Cooper thoracic surgeon David Shersher, MD, FACS, and Cooper pulmonologist Wissam Abouzgheib, MD, has the potential to provide a more effective, less invasive way to drain fluid from the body than current methods. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care to Develop Comprehensive Program to Enhance Care for Patients With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

(CAMDEN, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care is developing a wide-ranging program to enhance care for patients with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD) funded in part by a $2 million grant from the New Jersey Department of Health.

“We know that the hospital experience can be especially challenging for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are grateful to the NJ Department of Health for this significant grant, which will allow us to address the unique needs of this patient population,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care First in the World to Use New Ultrasound Guided Technology to Examine and Diagnose Suspected Lung Cancer Lesions Sooner, Leading to Earlier Treatment

(CAMDEN, NJ) – Pulmonary experts at Cooper University Health Care were the first in the world to use Boston Scientific’s iNodTM Ultrasound Guided Biopsy Needle in conjunction with robotic bronchoscopy, a new tool used to investigate suspicious peripheral pulmonary lesions in the lung, potentially leading to earlier diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

Peripheral pulmonary lesions are small suspicious growths located in distant outlying regions of the lung that are often hard to reach and biopsy due to their size and location. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Ranked Among Top Hospitals Regionally and High-Performing Nationally in Multiple Specialties by U.S. News & World Report

Cooper University Health Care was recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospitals annual survey as one of the top 10 hospitals in New Jersey and as a high-performing hospital nationally in 11 specialty services: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart failure, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, and stroke. Read more.

Subaru of America Shares Appreciation for Cooper University Health Care Essential Workers and Provides Support for Camden-Based Patients

Automaker Donates 1,500 Appreciation Kits to Essential Workers at Cooper University Health Care and $30,000 to The Cooper Foundation

Camden, N.J. – July 31, 2023 – Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) today announced that as part of its Subaru Loves to Care® initiative, employees from Subaru headquarters presented 1,500 care packages to essential workers at Cooper University Health Care (Cooper). Read more.

Cooper University Health Care and Inspira Health Join Forces Again to Create Cooper and Inspira Neuroscience

Cooper University Health Care and Inspira Health today announced the formation of Cooper and Inspira Neuroscience, another partnership between the two health systems. The formation of this partnership improves local access to a comprehensive range of advanced neuroscience care including surgical and nonsurgical services related to the brain, spinal cord, and central nervous system. This new arrangement builds on the proven success of Cooper and Inspira Cardiac Care, preparing to go into its sixth year of partnership. Read more.

American Heart Association Recognizes Cooper University Health Care’s Commitment to Quality Stroke Care

Cooper Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

With Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll, Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, Stroke Advanced Therapy Honor Roll

Cooper University Health Care received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in recognition of the health system’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times, and fewer readmissions to the hospital. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care to Host New Jersey Social Determinants of Health Hackathon

Cooper University Health Care will host the first New Jersey Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Hackathon.  The goal of this event is to explore innovative ways to leverage health information technology to better engage at-risk populations, improve access to care, address issues of equity, and chronically poor health outcomes for underserved and marginalized populations at both the local and state level. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Launches EMT Training Program This Summer With Inaugural Class

As part of its Health Careers Initiative (CHCI) program, Cooper University Health Care, in cooperation with several community organizations, is now offering a new program for students interested in becoming emergency medical technicians (EMTs).

The Cooper EMT Training Program, developed in partnership with the Camden County Board of Commissioners, Camden County One Stop, Camden County College, Camden County Workforce Development Board, and Hopeworks, will provide low-cost, comprehensive training for an entry-level career in emergency medical services. Read more.