Cooper University Health Care Rolls Out “Tablets for Veterans” Program to Improve Health Care Access

Galaxy Tab A7 Lite tablet box and an informational sheet about the Federal Communications Commission Connected Care Pilot Program are shown on a table.Cooper University Health Care has introduced a new program to help military veterans improve their access to health care using tablet devices.

The program, funded by a $62,000 grant from Federal Communications Commission, will provide tablets to veterans who have difficulty getting to care at Cooper or Deborah Heart and Lung Center.  Many veterans live in rural communities or have transportation challenges so the tablets, pre-loaded with virtual links (MyChart and TelaDoc), to support their health care needs and allow them to communicate and have virtual visits with their providers. Read more.

Researchers at Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Earn Perfect Score on Federal Grant Application to Study Disparities in Doctor-Patient Relationships

Researchers at Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) recently received a two-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to study disparities in doctor-patient relationships. Specifically, the study will use a scale that the researchers previously developed and validated to measure patients’ experience of compassion from doctors during clinic visits, and test for disparities in compassion by patient race and ethnicity as well as patient socioeconomic status. Read more.

Cooper makes Forbes’ America’s Best Employers List in New Jersey for third consecutive year

For the third consecutive year, Cooper University Health Care was named one of America’s Best-in-State Employers by Forbes, the prominent national business publication. Cooper was one of only 12 health systems in New Jersey to make the Forbes list in 2023.

“It is a great honor for Cooper to be named to Forbes’ prestigious national list for three consecutive years and be one of only 12 New Jersey health systems named to the ‘Best Employer’ list,” said George E. Read more.

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.