Cooper University Health Care Hosts Army Retirement Ceremony for Distinguished Army Officer Dr. Kirby Gross, Who Will Remain at Cooper as Part of Trauma Team

(CAMDEN, NJ) – Recently, Cooper University Health Care was honored to host a retirement ceremony for Colonel Kirby R. Gross, MD, FACS, following 21 years of distinguished service as a U.S. Army trauma surgeon.  Dr. Gross came to Cooper in 2020 when he was assigned to Cooper’s Division of Trauma Surgery and the Section of Military, Diplomatic, and Field Surgical Affairs as part of the Army Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training (AMCT3) Program. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care’s New Moorestown Campus Opens

(MOORESTOWN, NJ) On November 29, 2023, Cooper University Health Care opened the first phase of its newest and largest outpatient campus at the Moorestown Mall.

The 166,000-square-foot, three-story facility, converted from a former Sears department store that sat empty since 2020, has been transformed into a state-of-the-art outpatient campus. The Cooper Moorestown Campus offers patients more than 26 medical specialties, a range of diagnostic services, nearly 100 exam rooms, concierge services, a café, and other patient amenities. Read more.

1,500 Camden Seniors to Receive Holiday Meals Thanks to Generous Local Organizations

A Thanksgiving holiday meal tradition continues again this year thanks to the generosity of a local anonymous family and group of prominent Camden organizations that have joined forces to bring holiday cheer to 1,500 Camden senior citizens.

The Camden Community Partnership, City of Camden, Office of the Mayor of Camden, Camden County Police Department and The Cooper Foundation delivered Thanksgiving meals to senior citizens across the City of Camden who might not otherwise have enough food to be able to enjoy the holiday on Wednesday, November 22. Read more.

Preterm baby follow-up study reports findings of global significance Results published in leading medical journal.

 A successful international clinical trial that included Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper recently had its two-year follow-up results published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Alla Kushnir, MD, FAAP, a neonatologist at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper and director for both the Center for Fetal Care and Pediatric Research at Cooper, served as one of the co-authors and was the site principal investigator for the study, which was conducted in 33 neonatal intensive care units in 11 countries. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Named to Newsweek’s 2023 Best Maternity Hospitals List

Cooper University Health Care has been named on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2023. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

“We are honored by this recognition that attests to Cooper’s leadership in perinatal safety and its commitment to providing the highest level of quality and excellence for expectant mothers and their babies,” said Robin Perry, MD, FACOG, chairman and chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Names Emergency Medical Technician Barry Hunter “Armed Forces Person of the Year”

Cooper University Health Care has named Barry Hunter, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, its 2023 Cooper Armed Services Person of the Year. Hunter, an emergency medical technician, has been a team member of Cooper EMS Services for eight years.

In addition to his expertise and compassion providing care as a first responder in the City of Camden, Hunter is involved in many community outreach activities, including health education, career mentorship programs, neighborhood clean-up events in Camden, and coordinating the Cooper EMS Services Adopt-A-Family program every holiday season. Read more.

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University receives prestigious AAMC Excellence Award for exceptional career advising system

Cooper University Health Care’s affiliated medical school Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) received the esteemed Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Careers in Medicine (CiM) 2023 Excellence in Medical Student Career Advising Award. This recognition underscores CMSRU’s unwavering dedication to guiding medical students in their journey to explore career options, make vital specialty choices, and secure coveted residency positions nationwide. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Medical Team Returns to Tanzania to Provide Education

For the second consecutive year, a team of physicians and other health professionals from Cooper University Health Care’s Critical Care Medicine department traveled to Tanzania to provide advanced medical education at Muhimbili University and Hospital in Dar Es Salaam. Muhimbili Hospital is the largest hospital in Tanzania, with 1500 beds serving a city with a population of more than 7 million people. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care First in New Jersey to Become Member of the National Network to Treat Acute Radiation Exposure

Cooper University Health Care recently became the first hospital in New Jersey to join an elite group of medical organizations around the country prepared to respond to a radiological event.

The Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) is a national network of more than 75 medical centers nationwide with expertise in the management of casualties from a distant large-scale radiologic incident. Hospitals in the RITN specialize in treating patients with bone marrow failure and acute radiation syndrome. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Establishes Center for Advanced Practice to Support the Role of Advanced Practice Providers Across the Health Care Continuum

Cooper University Health Care recently became the first hospital in New Jersey, and part of a small, select group of academic medical centers in the nation, to launch a Center for Advanced Practice (CAP) to promote and support the role of advanced practice providers in the health care continuum.

Advanced practice providers (APPs) are licensed health care professionals who work collaboratively with physicians and the care team. Read more.